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‘SNL’ Star Bowen Yang Talks Stealing The Show In The New Pride Issue Of ‘EW’


Bowen Yang isn’t afraid to mix serious issues into his comedy. The star of Global’s “Saturday Night Live” is one of four stars on the new cover Entertainment Weekly‘s Pride issue, along with Lil Nas X, MJ Rodriguez and Lena Waithe.

RELATED: Bowen Yang Slays ‘SNL’ As Iceberg That Sank The Titanic In the issue, Yang opens up about his show-stealing segment on “Weekend Update” this season addressing the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. “If it’s not going to be us, then who will it be?” he recalls thinking with co-writers Celeste Yim and Sudi Green. “It was a very emotional experience to write.

On average, people work on two to three things a week; that was the only thing I worked on that week. I had spent seven hours on that first draft.

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