Jimmy O. Yang
Jimmy O. Yang COURTESY OF Artists First

An extremely engaging comic and actor who plays Jian-Yang in the hilarious HBO comedy series Silicon Valley and who had a role as a hedonist in the popular film Crazy Rich Asians, Jimmy O. Yang sends up stereotypes of Asian-Americans in his stand-up act. Now, many comedians cover this ground, but the 32-year-old Yang—who moved to L.A. from Hong Kong when he was 13—is sharper than most. “I’m really proud to be Asian,” Yang boasts, “because I’ve never seen an Asian person on The Maury Povich Show.” He further expanded his entertainment empire with the memoir How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents, which should yield rich seams of humor onstage.

Yang performs two separate sets at Neptune Theatre in the University District this Thursday (at 7 and 9:30 pm). He'll be taping a comedy special, and admission to both shows is FREE, but you'll need to RSVP in advance to reserve a seat. Go do that. Check out some select clips below, if you need persuading.