Rebel Radio Ep. 55: Jimmy O. Yang: How to get help without asking for it
Jimmy O. Yang never asks for stage time - A Rebel's Story
You may know Jimmy O. Yang as Jian Yang on Silicon Valley. You’ll surely know him soon from the upcoming movie, Patriot’s Day where he shares the screen with Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman. We know him as a funny ass comedian on YouTube and the Arsenio Hall Show, where he muses about being an Asian dude in America, being broke, and listening to hip hop.
Jimmy stops by the Rebel Radio studios to give us some insights into his rapid rise from open mic night to the national touring circuit and now movies and TV. He seems to be keeping his head on straight, for now anyway.
We love that Jimmy seems to have no fear and studies his craft relentlessly, whether through acting classes or by soaking up game from other comics and actors. We’ve been in those shoes and we know that the right combination of street knowledge and formal training is where it’s at.
He also gives us the cardinal rule of comedy, which we can also apply to just about every other facet of life: Never ask for stage time.
Download this episode to find out what he means by that, and so much more. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss another episode.