Michael Yo

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Michael Yo
BornNovember 20, 1974
OccupationActor, stand-up comedian, television host
Spouse(s)Claire Elise Yo
WebsiteOfficial website

Michael Yo Simmons is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and television host who co-hosted The Insider on CBS, and currently hosts Yo Show on Yahoo! TV. Yo also appears regularly on the comedy panel of Chelsea Lately, as a guest host for The Talk on CBS, and as pop culture commentator on Showbiz Tonight. Michael played football for the University of Arkansas, but his football career was cut short due to multiple concussions.

His stand up special debut “Blasian” was released November 27, 2018. [1]

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


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]

In 2001, he appeared in a season one episode of Fear Factor in which contestants had to free fall from a hotel window hundreds of feet high, eat sheep's eyes and hang upside down in a water tank.[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]

In November 2018, it was announced that his family comedy (inspired by his own life) was in development at Fox which he would star, co-write and produce.[1]

On April 9, 2019, February 27, 2020, and May 12, 2020, Yo appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience.

He appeared on season 15 of America's Got Talent.[2] Performing stand-up comedy, he received a yes from all 4 judges and advanced to the next round, but was eventually eliminated in the Quarter-Finals.

Personal life[edit]

Yo says that being a biracial person who is half black and half Asian, 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]


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2018-11-05). "Michael Yo To Star In Autobiographical Family Comedy In Works At Fox". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  2. ^ "'America's Got Talent': Michael Yo goes from interviewing the judges to making them laugh". Gold Derby. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b Shaitly, Shahesta (August 2012). "Michael Yo, Y'all!". Campus Activities Magazine. Retrieved 13 February 2014.

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