Jimmy O. Yang + Awkwafina: How to American
Wednesday March 14: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
WALK UP TICKETS AVAILABLE!! Buy a copy of How To American or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place on the 10th floor of 826 Broadway, accessible via the elevators in the lobby.
As a stand-up comedian, actor, and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley, Jimmy O. Yang has achieved the American dream, but he wasn’t born into it. He started his journey as a teenage immigrant from Hong Kong, determinedly chasing the elusive Hollywood career. He defied his parents’ wishes, learning English by watching BET RapCity for three hours a day, and worked as a strip club DJ while pursuing a career in comedy. He was almost deported during a trip abroad before finally becoming a US citizen. Now he’s written a memoir recounting it all.
In his book How to American, Jimmy O. tells those stories and many more, while sharing some hard-earned lessons and insightful advice for those looking to achieve the American Dream.
Guests should head to the 10th floor via elevators at 826 Broadway at 12th Street NYC 10003 to enjoy Jimmy sharing his story with actor and rapper Awkwafina.
The Boba Guys will also be in effect at Jimmy's event, bringing their delicious and nutritious drinks to the masses!