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Charlyne Yi

Charlyne Yi

Charlyne Yi


Charlyne Amanda Yi (born January 4, 1986) is an American comedienne, musician, writer, painter, and actress. Her performances do not always include joke-telling as in standup comedy; instead, she uses different tactics such as music, magic, games, and often audience participation. Her screenwriting debut, the feature film Paper Heart, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Yi was born in Los Angeles, California. Read more on Last.fm
Charlyne Amanda Yi (born January 4, 1986) is an American comedienne, musician, writer, painter, and actress. Her performances do not always include joke-telling as in standup comedy; instead, she uses different tactics such as music, magic, games, and often audience participation. Her screenwriting debut, the feature film Paper Heart, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Yi was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is of Filipino-Spanish descent and her father is of Korean, Irish, German, French and Native American ancestry.

She attended the University of California, Riverside before leaving to pursue full-time stand up comedy. Yi began by performing in Fontana, California. She has since performed shows in Los Angeles at The Steve Allen Theater, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. In 2005 and 2006 she performed in the New York Comedy Festival, and in 2007 HBO's U.S.

Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Yi's film debut was on June 1, 2007 in Judd Apatow's 2007 film, Knocked Up. In 2008, Yi performed as part of the Apatow for Destruction Live comedy show at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. In the 2009 film Paper Heart, a "hybrid documentary" which Yi executively produced in addition to co-writing, she stars as a fictionalized version of herself, alongside Michael Cera. Yi was chosen as one of Venus Zine’s “25 under 25” women for 2009. Performing in the Garfunkel and Oates Christmas Show at the UCB Theater. She has also appeared alongside Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen in the music video for the song "Rabbit Habits" by Philadelphia experimental band Man Man. She is set to appear as a guest in the Comedy Central series, "Important Things with Demetri Martin" and perform a number of musical duets with Demetri Martin. Yi and Paul Rust are the components of the band, The Glass Beef, to which the duo share one electric guitar and both sing lead vocals.

The Glass Beef's debut album, The Farewell Album, debuted in 2006; produced by John Spiker, bassist of Tenacious D. Since then Yi has done solo projects: Chandelier Teeth, and written songs for other musicians in her experiment, The Music Scientist. She also co-scored the film, Paper Heart. Yi also appears in the video for "Song Away" by American band Hockey Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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