Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up comedian who produces the first-ever (mostly) female, Asian American standup comedy tour, Dis/orient/ed Comedy and has been a writer and performer on the viral Buzzfeed videos “If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say” (over 10 million views), “What if Adults had Tantrums Like Toddlers?” and the “Ask An Asian” video series. Jenny was dubbed one of Los Angeles’ “most fascinating people” of 2015 in LA Weekly’s annual “People” issue. She was also a featured standup comic on Joan Rivers’ 2013 Showtime documentary Why We Laugh: Funny Women.
In 2015, Jenny produced the first-annual The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, an Asian American comedy festival featuring the best emerging and veteran standup, sketch, improv and writing talent
Her work and commentary have appeared in media outlets includingNational Public Radio, The Guardian, NBC News, BBC News, Al Jazeera America, Pivot TV’s Take Part Live, Bitch Magazine, Colorlines, Racialicious, and AdWeek.