Michael Yo

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Michael Yo
Born Michael Yo Simmons
(1974-11-20) November 20, 1974 (age 43)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, television presenter, stand-up comedian
Website Official website

Michael Yo Simmons (born November 20, 1974) is an American actor, television host, and stand-up comedian.[1][2] He currently co-hosts The Insider on CBS, as well as Yo Show on Yahoo! TV, which garners an average of 1.5 million views per episode. Yo also appears regularly on the comedy panel of E!'s Chelsea Lately and as a guest host for The Talk on CBS. Yo continues to appear as a pop culture expert on HLN's Showbiz Tonight hosted by A.J. Hammer. He tours the country as a professional stand-up comedian. His Hot Mess Tour also performs at colleges throughout the country.


Yo previously worked as a correspondent for E! News, The Daily 10, and Extra. He coached Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian as radio DJs for their show Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami on E!.[citation needed]

He started a podcast together with comedian Jo Koy on July 23, 2012 called The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Yo says that being a biracial person who is half black and half Korean, he has "a uniquely relatable and American experience in life".[3] Yo said "Comedy is not about one-liners and punchlines, it's about story telling and a real connection with the audience."[3]


In 2001, he appeared in an episode of Fear Factor in which contestants had to free fall from a hotel window hundreds of feet high.[citation needed]

His film credits include Losing Control, Cookout 2, and Sofia Coppola’s Bling Ring.[citation needed]


  1. ^ It’s official. Michael Yo is a stud. "You most likely recognize Yo for his red carpet swagger on E! News, or an appearance on fear factor,his voice from Y100 in Miami where he hosts his afternoon drive show, or more recently his gig as a stand-up comedian. But right now the 6’3” "half-black brother with a Korean mother" is dressed to the nines in some form-fitting threads surrounded by a group of well-heeled Washingtonian women dying for one uninterrupted moment with the Chelsea Handler round table regular."'
  2. ^ Michael Yo is a standup guy - The Y100 star takes his nascent comedy act on the road. July 10, 2012 By Micaela Hood, Staff writer Y100 radio personality Michael Yo never thought he'd be a comedian. "My first show was last year at the Miami Improv. … I performed for 15 minutes," recalls Yo, whose "Yo Show" can be heard weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m. on Y100 and on Yahoo's Omg! channel. "Right after, I called my mom and told her, 'This is what I was born to do.' … I loved it that much."
  3. ^ a b Shaitly, Shahesta (August 2012). "Michael Yo, Y'all!". Campus Activities Magazine. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

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