Michael Yo

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Michael Yo
Born(1974-11-20) November 20, 1974 (age 39)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Occupationactor, TV Host, stand-up comedian
Website
Official website
 
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Michael Yo
Born(1974-11-20) November 20, 1974 (age 39)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Occupationactor, TV Host, stand-up comedian
Website
Official website

Michael Yo (born November 20, 1974) is an American actor, TV Host, Hollywood expert and stand-up comedian.[1][2] He currently co-hosts OMG! Insider (formerly called The Insider) on CBS, as well as Yo Show on Yahoo! TV, which garners an average of 1.5 million views per episode. Yo also appears regularly on the comedy panel of E!'s Chelsea Lately and as a guest host for The Talk on CBS. Yo continues to appear as a Pop Culture expert on HLN's Showbiz Tonight hosted by A.J. Hammer.

Yo says that being a biracial person who is half Black half Asian, he has "a uniquely relatable and American experience in life".[3] The comedian states "Comedy is not about one-liners and punchlines, it's about story telling and a real connection with the audience." [3]

In 2001, he appeared in an episode of Fear Factor in which contestants had to free fall from a hotel window hundreds of feet high.

He previously worked as a correspondent for E! News, The Daily 10, Extra and coached Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian as radio DJs for their show Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami on E!

His silver screen credits include; Losing Control, Cookout 2 and Sofia Coppola’s Bling Ring.

Michael tours the country as a professional stand-up comedian, appearing at the Improv’s, Stand-Up Live, Palms Hotel, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and Comedy Juice among others. His Hot Mess Tour also performs at colleges throughout the country.

He started a podcast together with comedian Jo Koy on July 23, 2012 called The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ It’s official. Michael Yo is a stud. "You most likely recognize Yo for his red carpet swagger on E! News, or an appearance on fear factor,his voice from Y100 in Miami where he hosts his afternoon drive show, or more recently his gig as a stand-up comedian. But right now the 6’3” "half-black brother with a Korean mother" is dressed to the nines in some form-fitting threads surrounded by a group of well-heeled Washingtonian women dying for one uninterrupted moment with the Chelsea Handler round table regular."'
  2. ^ Michael Yo is a standup guy - The Y100 star takes his nascent comedy act on the road. July 10, 2012 By Micaela Hood, Staff writer Y100 radio personality Michael Yo never thought he'd be a comedian. "My first show was last year at the Miami Improv. … I performed for 15 minutes," recalls Yo, whose "Yo Show" can be heard weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m. on Y100 and on Yahoo's Omg! channel. "Right after, I called my mom and told her, 'This is what I was born to do.' … I loved it that much."
  3. ^ a b Shaitly, Shahesta (2012-08). "Michael Yo, Y'all!". Campus Activities Magazine. Retrieved 13 February 2014.