Bowen Yang

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Bowen Yang
Born1990 (age 28–29)
Alma materNew York University
  • Comedian
  • writer
Years active2013–present

Bowen Yang (born 1990)[1] is an American writer, comedian and actor. He joined the writing staff of Saturday Night Live in September 2018. He is known for lip-syncing videos on Twitter.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Yang's parents are immigrants from China. He attended NYU and received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry.[3]


Yang appeared in shows such as Broad City and High Maintenance.[4]

He co-hosts a comedy podcast called Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers.[5] The show is about gay topics and popular culture. Yang states that he built a fanbase through the show.[1]

He co-stars in a show picked up by Comedy Central in November 2018, also starring Awkwafina and BD Wong.[6]

Yang posted videos to Twitter lip-syncing well-known moments in popular culture, such as a monologue by Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, Tyra Banks yelling at contestant Tiffany Richardson on America's Next Top Model, and a viral video of Cardi B talking about the 2019 government shutdown. Each garnered thousands of likes and retweets.[2][7]

He was named to Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 - Hollywood & Entertainment 2019 list.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Yang is gay.[5] He is mentored by Guy Branum.[1] He lives in Brooklyn, New York.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Berg, Madeline. "Get To Know 'SNL' Writer Bowen Yang". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  2. ^ a b Wright, Megh. "Bowen Yang's Lip-Sync Videos Are Next-Level Art". Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  3. ^ "Bowen Yang Was Fooled by Grey's Anatomy | Nancy". WNYC Studios. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  4. ^ a b c "30 under 30 - Hollywood & Entertainment 2019". Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "These Queers of Comedy Are Anything But a Punchline". 2019-01-13. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  6. ^ Greene, Steve; Greene, Steve (2018-11-29). "Awkwafina Is Getting Her Own Comedy Central Series". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  7. ^ "Man Flawlessly Recreates Iconic 'The Devil Wears Prada' Scene". Time. Retrieved 2019-01-20.

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