Bowen Yang is no stranger to collaborations. In fact, most of his recent work has seen him teaming up with the who’s who of queer Hollywood on everything from his Las Culturistas podcast co-hosted by Matt Rogers and featuring guests like BD Wong (who also co-stars with Yang on Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens) to Saturday Night Live, where he’s co-written some of the best sketches alongside fellow breakout Julio Torres and most recently teamed up with all the out LGBTQ cast members and music guest Lil Nas X on “Pride Month Song.”
Additionally, he’s part of Hot White Heist’s all-star cast, which includes Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, Jane Lynch, MJ Rodriguez, playwright Tony Kushner and many, many more. And when it specifically comes to the Audible podcast created by Adam Goldman (The Outs) and directed by Cumming, “It’s a murderers’ row of queer talent, I never thought, I never dreamed I would be able to work with,” Yang tells ET.
Described by the SNL star as a “very broad, funny” story, Hot White Heist follows Jude “Judy” Fink (Yang) and a crew of misfits from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum as they attempt to steal frozen sperm of some of the greatest minds in history from a secret bunker beneath Seattle, Washington’s Space Needle.
Needless to say, it’s a far cry from Goldman’s breakout internet series about gay men living in Brooklyn. But Yang commends Goldman for creating The Outs, noting how it was “really, really important for that show to come out when it did.” And that’s exactly why he wanted to be part of this farce. “I just trusted Adam so much on a writerly level,” he continues. “There’s just a level of care there with me and with the project that I thought, there’s really no way this won’t be a great experience.”
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