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40 Women to Watch 2019: Jenny Yang is a wildly funny woman taking the L.A. comedy scene by storm


Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles based standup comedian, content creator, speaker and tour organizer. She is the co-founder and co-producer of Dis/orient/ed, a nationally touring comedy showcase of Asian-American women. Yang was also a staff writer and performer on the E! late night show, Busy Tonight.

Adding to her badassery, she was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her incredible leadership in the space of Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. In 2015, she was dubbed one of Los Angeles’ “most fascinating people” in LA Weekly’s annual “People” issue. Yang is a Creative Change fellow with The Opportunity Agenda and a Google Next Generation Leader.