Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up comedian who produces the first-ever, mostly female, Asian American standup comedy tour, Disoriented Comedy, and The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, a comedy festival showcasing the best in Asian American comedic talent.In 2016, Jenny was honored as aWhite House Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. In 2016, Jenny was honored as a White House Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.
Taiwan-born and Southern California-raised, Jenny is a frequent collaborator on viral Buzzfeed videos that have amassed over 20 million combined views, and digital comedy platforms includingComedy Central (“White Flight”), Funny or Die, Cracked.com, Fusion, Anna Akana, and Whitney Rice.
Drawing from her former career in politics, Jenny is a regular commentator on politics and pop culture with contributions featured in National Public Radio, The Guardian, NBC News, BBC News, Al Jazeera America, Complex Magazine, Southern California Public Radio, ISAtv, Bitch Magazine, and Pivot TV.
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.”