JamFam Q&A: Jenny Yang

JamFam Q&A: Jenny Yang


Chilling with the fast-rising comedian and writer

Jenny Yang is a comedian, writer and actor. Currently, she's a writer for HBO Max's forthcoming The Gordita Chronicles. She also created Comedy Crossing, the Animal Crossing standup series, among many other projects.

What's your go-to Spotify playlist?

Funky Jams. A reliable fave.

What's the best new thing you've found streaming recently?

A Black Lady Sketch Show season 2. Hacks. The Great North. High on the Hog. Too Hot To Handle lol.

What's an older show or movie you recently picked up and loved?

Over The Garden Wall. The most soothing pandemic watch cartoon.

What's your favorite YouTube video that has less than 100,000 views?

130k, but close enough.

What's your most watched movie of all time?

Dirty Dancing

What's been your most played song during the past year, and why?

"Dancing on my Own by Robyn." Very soothing and uplifting.

What's been your best purchase in the past year?

A house. It's a privilege and a huge milestone for me. And I have a backyard now. So that's pretty dope.

What's the best thing you've read in the past year?

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

Have you developed a new hobby in the past year? If so, what is it and why did you pursue it?

Making pasta from scratch. Because carbs is life and pandemic comfort.

Are you working out at home? What's your go-to home quarantine workout strategy?

Running in the neighborhood then Peloton spin classes.

What's your most-worn item of clothing?

My brightly colored sweatsuit sets from Melody Ehsani.

What's your most frequently made recipe?

Quinoa salad with dill, chopped dates, roasted cashews, lemon juice and olive oil

What's the title of the Spotify playlist you're most ashamed of other people seeing you listen to?

Life's too short for shame

What's the book you recommend over and over?

The Wisdom of the Enneagram. I'm a 3.

You can re-watch one show for the first time again fresh. What is it and why?

The Good Place

What do you drink when you're at home most often?

Room temperature filtered water because I'm Chinese/Taiwanese

What app have you used most in the past year?

Design Home. It's a weird game

What's your recommendation for someone who always re-watches the Office and wants to try something new?

Ted Lasso. T-E-D L-A-S-S-O.

What movie has aged the worst for you?

Ace Ventura Pet Detective. Yikes. Transphobia as the climactic turn is no bueno.

What's your personality in your main groupchat?


What did you think when you first heard about Jambys?

Performance Inactivewear is exactly what I've been looking for

What's your dream Jambys product?

A onesie that doesn't require you to take the whole thing off to go to the bathroom. We just need a flap.

What's the high school English book you think is actually worth re-reading?

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

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