Alan Yang

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  • Emmy-winning Writer and Executive Producer
  • Writer for Entire Seven-Season Run of NBC Comedy Hit Series Parks and Recreation
  • Writer and Co-Creator of Master of None and Forever, Executive Producer of Little America
  • Writer and Director of Tigertail


Alan Yang is and Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer. 

Shortly after college, where he wrote for Harvard's comedic magazine The Lampoon, he moved to LA to pursue a career as a writer and some of his earliest jobs were writing on the late night show Last Call with Carson Daly and the television series South Park. Those jobs eventually led to a position as staff writer on the hit series Parks and Recreation where he met his Master of None co-creator, Aziz Ansari. Now a seasoned writer and producer who is responsible for series like Amazon Prime's Forever and Apple TV's Little America, Alan is also the writer and director of his feature film, Tigertail, loosely based on his family's immigration story from Taiwan.

Today, Yang uses the tools of his trade to advocate for Asian Americans and immigrant communities. Yang is a powerful storyteller, usually finding the funniest way possible to connect to the heart of the character, and he created some of the most beloved shows of recent years. Yang sees his works as a way to build empathy during a time when America is divided, and helps us understand the humanity that exists outside of our own inner-circles. Awards Daily calls his work "a necessary viewing experience": He "succeeds brilliantly— telling rich, complex, heartfelt stories."

Audiences describe Yang as open and funny, honest and sincere, and upbeat. Although he already has an Emmy award, Yang is just getting started, and we have a lot more to hear, see...and feel...from this young, ambitious, and inspiring writer and director.

 

 

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<p>Virtual Programming: Writer and Filmmaker Alan Yang shares his creative process and personal story as a way to build empathy in a time when America needs it most</p>

Virtual Programming: Writer and Filmmaker Alan Yang shares his creative process and personal story as a way to build empathy in a time when America needs it most

ALAN YANG is no stranger to feeling like an outsider. Growing up in Riverside, California as one of the few Asian kids at his school, he struggled to find a comfortable place. Today, Yang uses the tools of his trade to advocate for Asian Americans and immigrant communities, most recently with his Netflix feature film Tigertail, loosely based on his family's immigration story from Taiwan, and his recent PSA Fight the Virus. Fight the Bias, aimed at combating the upswing in racism toward Asian Americans amid the Coronavirus.  Yang is a powerful storyteller, usually finding the funniest way possible to connect to the heart of the character, and he created some of the most beloved shows of recent years from Southpark to Parks and Recreation to Master of NoneYang sees his work as a way to build empathy during a time when America is divided, and helps us understand the humanity that exists outside of our own inner-circles. Awards Daily calls his work "a necessary viewing experience": He "succeeds brilliantly— telling rich, complex, heartfelt stories." Audiences describe Yang as open and funny, honest and sincere, and upbeat. Although he already has an Emmy award, Yang is just getting started, and we have a lot more to hear, see...and feel...from this young, ambitious, and inspiring writer and director.

 

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Alan Yang is an Emmy-winning writer and current Executive Producer of the acclaimed Netflix series MASTER OF NONE, which he co-created and wrote with Aziz Ansari.  Yang won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy for his work on the show's standout episode Parents. In addition to an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy, MASTER OF NONE earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy, and was named Rotten Tomatoes' Best-Reviewed Comedy of 2015.

Currently in an Overall deal with UTV, Alan wrote on the beloved comedy PARKS & RECREATION for its entire run. He began his successful comedy career working on Carson Daly’s late night show and is a graduate of Harvard University and alumnae of the Harvard Lampoon. He also co-created the popular sports blog FireJoeMorgan.com under the nom de plume "Junior."