The Gayest of Emmy-Nominated Bowen Yang on ‘SNL’ (So Far)

Author: Rachel Shatto

Since Bowen Yang began writing for Saturday Night Live in 2018 and became a featured player in 2019, he’s added some much-needed queer content to the mother of all sketch shows. Early on in his tenure as a writer, he cowrote “The Actress,” in which Emma Stone plays an actress who makes a cameo in a gay adult film. He went on to play everything from the aggrieved iceberg in Titanic to a messy gay reveler celebrating Pride.

This week, Yang made history when he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. It’s the first time a “featured” player has earned the nod in the show’s 46-year history. And he brings Asian and gay visibility to the accolade as well. Below are 10 of our favorite, queerest Yang sketches on SNL.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Rachel Shatto


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