Bowen Yang Announced As The First Full-Time Asian American Cast Member On Saturday Night Live

It only took them 45 years!

In a Tweet posted to their official account on September 12, Saturday Night Live announced that Asian American comedian Bowen Yang would be joining the cast as a full-time member for Season 45!

Bowen, who was previously a writer for Saturday Night Live before being announced as a cast member, is the first-ever Asian American and only the third openly gay man, after Terry Sweeney and John Milhiser, to become a cast member

He made an appearance on the show earlier this year that was met with a positive reaction from fans, who shared their amazement that he was able to steal the scene while saying almost nothing.

Are you excited about Bowen’s casting? Will you be tuning in to watch him on SNL?