Since Bowen Yang began writing for Saturday Night Live in 2018 and became a featured player in 2019, he’s added some much-needed queer content to the mother of all sketch shows. Early on in his tenure as a writer, he cowrote “The Actress,” in which Emma Stone plays an actress who makes a cameo in a gay adult film. He went on to play everything from the aggrieved iceberg in Titanic to a messy gay reveler celebrating Pride.
This week, Yang made history when he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. It’s the first time a “featured” player has earned the nod in the show’s 46-year history. And he brings Asian and gay visibility to the accolade as well. Below are 10 of our favorite, queerest Yang sketches on SNL.