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Bowen Yang found his sense of humor during fourth grade recess

Next Question with Katie Couric

“This is never going to be on TV,” says Bowen Yang, reflecting on the now-viral Saturday Night Live sketch where he plays the iceberg that sank the Titanic. “It’s such a big swing.” It turns out, if anyone can knock an unexpected pitch out of the park, it’s the 30-year-old comedian who has quickly risen to fan-favorite in his short time on the show. On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie gets the full Bowen picture, digging into his cross-national childhood, understanding what it was like to come out to his parents, going behind the scenes of his SNL audition process and getting the anatomy of some of his favorite sketches. Katie and Bowen also talk about the cult-favorite podcast he co-hosts, “Las Culturistas,” and where the talented and endearing young star goes from here. If you weren’t smitten with Bowen Yang before, you will be after this podcast. Check out some of the Saturday Night Live sketches mentioned in the episode:Sara LeeThe Iceberg on the Sinking of the Titanic Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 12mins

13 May 2021

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Bowen Yang: How Do You Write a Sketch For SNL?

Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out

Bowen Yang joins Mike this week for an episode that is as hilarious as it is honest. Listen as Bowen and Mike discuss everything from gay conversion therapy and googling yourself to high school theatre fails and psychedelic shrooms. Bowen and Mike work out standup bits and potential sketches you may be seeing on SNL soon. Plus, Mike announces his “Working It Outside” tour in May! https://sites.google.com/view/chfgma-org/home

59mins

26 Apr 2021

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Bowen Yang's Rules of Culture

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

Bowen Yang often plays delightfully weird characters on SNL. But recently he appeared as himself on the show to address the uptick of Asian American violence in the U.S. Sam revisits his conversation from last fall with the comedian, who discusses becoming the first Chinese American cast member on Saturday Night Live, what it was like to do the show during a pandemic, and why Adele Dazeem is the number one moment in the history of culture. — Watch Sam's extended interview with Bowen: https://youtu.be/1KMRAhxeDpA You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.

30mins

13 Apr 2021

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S3 E5: Live from New York… It’s Bowen Yang!

Chosen Family

Tranna and Thomas welcome none other than Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang for a wide-ranging conversation! Now in his third season as a player on the show, Bowen has already made comedy history by being the first Chinese-American and only current gay man in the cast. Bowen is also the co-host (with BFF Matt Rogers) of the wildly popular podcast Las Culturistas, now produced by Will Ferrell.Thomas was delighted to learn about Bowen’s francophone childhood in Canada—yes! Bowen was a resident of Brossard, Québec for seven years! He also shares his views on representation in comedy, his leap of faith from being a pre-med student to the world of alternative sketch comedy, and queering Saturday Night Live!Obsessed as ever, Tranna and Thomas wrap up the episode geeking out over musician-comedienne Eve Parker Finley and the original lifestyle queen, Martha Stewart!

40mins

8 Apr 2021

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Acid Tripping (w/ Bowen Yang)

Why Won't You Date Me? with Nicole Byer

Actor and comedian Bowen Yang (SNL) is just as fiercely single as Nicole. They talk about the struggles of singledom, the crazy current news cycles, their acid tripping experiences, and Bowen shares dating advice he received from Adam Sandler. Black Lives Matter! For a list of resources and ways to help, check out blacklivesmatters.carrd.co. Follow Nicole Byer: Twitter: @nicolebyer Instagram: @nicolebyer Buy Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nicole-byer?ref_id=964 Order Nicole's book: www.indiebound.org/book/9781524850746See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59mins

26 Mar 2021

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The Three Questions with Andy Richter

Comedian, writer and actor Bowen Yang joins Andy Richter to discuss growing up with smarty-pants parents, the high school of SNL, and why your goals should be a process. 

1hr

2 Mar 2021

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Mayim Bialik & Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang: Our Best New Show Of 2021

Ask Me Another

Comedian Bowen Yang talks about his work as a cast member on the latest season of Saturday Night Live. Then he plays a quiz about imaginary TV/video game crossovers. Plus, Call Me Kat actors Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson compete in an audio game about vintage toy commercials. And comedian Baron Vaughn and musician Open Mike Eagle compete in a music parody game about things you definitely remember learning in high school.

51mins

8 Jan 2021

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21. Bowen Yang: How Do You Write a Sketch For SNL?

Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out

Bowen Yang joins Mike this week for an episode that is as hilarious as it is honest. Listen as Bowen and Mike discuss everything from gay conversion therapy and googling yourself to high school theatre fails and psychedelic shrooms. Bowen and Mike work out standup bits and potential sketches you may be seeing on SNL soon. Plus, find out the one must-have item you’ve been missing your whole life when using a porto-potty. Please consider donating to: Clinton Hill Fort Greene Mutual Aid https://sites.google.com/view/chfgma-org/home

58mins

9 Nov 2020

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Seth Rudetsky's Back to School

Bowen Yang is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. But in high school, he was fighting for stage time against a drama teacher who was determined to keep him in the ensemble. Plus, he describes the fateful AOL chat window that outed him to his parents. Catch Bowen on SNL or check out his podcast, Las Culturistas.

44mins

13 Oct 2020

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Generous On The Bites w/ Bowen Yang

Everyday Decisions with Jo Firestone

Jo calls up friend, actor and comedian Bowen Yang to discuss looking too closely at carpets, the best hot sauces, and what it takes to be the next Minnie Mouse. You can follow Jo at @yoyofirestone and Bowen at @fayedunaway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

6 Oct 2020

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