Bowen Yang is a writer and comedian you should know.
Bowen made history this week by becoming Saturday Night Live’s first Asian-American cast member (in 44 years!)
He has been a writer on the show since September 2018 and first appeared on-screen last year playing North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
His comedy is full of dry, clever one-liners that take a second to sink in. You can watch his standup on HBO’s 2 Dope Queens and he co-hosts the popular podcast Las Culturistas with comedian Matt Rogers. “Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas.”
If that weren’t enough, Bowen will also be co-starring as Awkwafina’s cousin in the upcoming Comedy Central Series Nora From Queens. The show follows a young woman who “leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer-borough New York City.” (Looks like some episodes are directed by The Daniels among other great comedy directors.)
Look out for that show in January and watch Bowen on SNL in a few weeks!
More Good Work from Bowen:
- Stand-up – 2 Dope Queens (2019)
Bowen talks about being a
risk takerand explains the meaning of his name.
- SNL Sketch – Cheques
Bowen co-wrote this absurdist sketch with Julio Torres — it’s one of our favorites from last season. Starring Sandra Oh.
Alsocheck out his sketch The Actress featuring Emma Stone.
- Facebook Crazy – Pop Roulette
Bowen stars in this sketch from Pop Roulette about people who seem normal in real life but are crazy on social media.
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