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Jenny Yang is working hard to subvert everything you ever thought you knew about Asian American comedy.

She’s fresh off a successful weekend in Los Angeles as director of the first Asian American comedy festival, The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival – a title purposely lacking ethnic identifiers to heighten its visibility to “mainstream” audiences.

By all counts, the festival was a huge success. Forty comics descended upon 14 stages in Little Tokyo and the downtown arts district generating 1,000 ticket sales.

To top it off, Grammy nominee Margaret Cho appeared as a surprise guest on Saturday night at the Tateuchi Democracy Center. Cho’s groundbreaking ABC series All-American Girl, which ran for one season from 1994 to 1995, was the first show to feature an Asian American family. (ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, which debuted last year, is the second.)

For Yang, Cho’s participation at the festival was a dream come true. Taiwanese-born Yang moved to Los Angeles when she was five years old with her parents and two older brothers. A creative and rambunctious child, Yang assimilated into American culture much more quickly than the rest of her family. “I helped them translate and navigate the public world,” she says.

Yang had a knack for performing at a young age. In high school, she dressed as a fortune teller for a book report on Pearl S Buck’s The Good Earth and reworded a Snoop Dogg rap for extra credit in trigonometry class. Campaign speeches for student government positions created additional opportunities to hone her craft.

Still, becoming a professional performer didn’t entered Yang’s mind. “When you’re a little immigrant Asian girl in America, no one is seriously telling you that you should go into comedy as a profession.”

At Swarthmore College, she threw herself into campus activism, returning to Los Angeles immediately upon graduation to pursue a career in the labor movement. Soon thereafter, she discovered Tuesday Night Café and performed her poetry there while earning a master’s degree in urban planning at UCLA.

In 2010, an acquaintance suggested Yang try stand-up, and this time, she began to take comedy seriously. She eventually quit her job with Service Employees International Union to perform full time. In 2012, she co-founded Disoriented Comedy, an Asian American stand-up tour for women.

Social justice propels Yang’s comedy. With #MyAsianAmericanStory, she joined a chorus of comedic voices on Twitter condemning, hilariously, Jeb Bush’s characterization of Asian immigrants’ children as “anchor babies”.

“Twitter is a format made for comedians,” says Yang. “Because of access to platforms on social media, we are starting to hear more of the voices that don’t typically get heard.”

Yang also produces and stars in online videos about the kinds of racist comments she endures as an Asian American woman. In the viral If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say, Yang tells a white actor: “Your English is great. Were you adopted?” She’s also just made her debut in a BuzzFeed Scripted short, When You Realize He Has Yellow Fever, which recounts her first date with a white man who, it turns out, has a fetish for Asian culture.

Yang’s subversive mission seems to be right on track.


Here’s An Amusing Runbow Video Featuring A Special Guest From Nintendo

Nintendo of America, and Nintendo in general, appear to be promoting Runbow pretty well, and for good reason.

So did anyone else watch Markiplier’s guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel? Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but it still seemed like he was mocking let’s players more than he was trying to “learn about them” like he said he was. Mark seemed like he was low key irritated the whole time, which again, maybe I’m wrong, but that’s what I saw. Kimmel didn’t deserve the death threats, but I don’t think it was good of him to continue to make fun of let’s players when he said he was going to try and understand them.



Fear and Disgust are the more prominent emotions in Cassie’s head, and most often at the switchboard-either working alone or in tandem. Their influences may not be obvious on the outside, but one or the other is always a pushing force in Cassie’s reactions. 

Joy is third in command, and Sadness is usually only allowed at the switchboard when Cassie’s alone. Anger likes to make guest appearances. 


Momokuro✖️Kirari Tsukishima♡

September 3, 2015

I had the opportunity to appear as a secret guest in Momoiro Clover’s show, “Kounosuke Sakazaki’s Next Momoiro Folk Village”!

I was able to collaborate with Momokuro’s Reni Takagi-chan. She happens to be a big fan of Kirari Tsukishima, that she even sang Kirari’s songs every time when she was auditioning.

And, for the hair and makeup team who had taken good care of me during those days…

Here’s my recreation of it! ♡

I also had my costume prepared for me at the last minute.

I am very grateful for all the staff members who dealt with me!!!!

I realized how great Kirari Tsukishima really is!

Thank you Kirari-chan!

I never really get to wear such frilly clothes like this, so I had a lot of fun〜

So I will be going back to being the normal Kusumi again.

Even so, the Momokuro are so cute!

I’ve become to love them!


“New Simple Plan’s song and video ‘Boom’ drops tonight at MIDNIGHT EST! It will be full of guest appearances from members of All Time Low, PVRIS, Pierce The Veil, Black Veil Brides, Silverstein, Neck Deep, New Found Glory and many more!”

This new video is going to be so awesome!!

How I imagined the ‘Wildest Dreams’ Music Video - Sunset, beach, road trips, dresses, pretty things in general.

How Taylor imagined the ‘Wildest Dreams’ Music Video - Africa, literally ‘WILD-est Dreams’, zebras, safari, sunset, special guest appearance by George Washington the seagull’s cousin.