Bowen Yang joins writing staff of 'Saturday Night Live'

Self-described former "mediocre chemistry major" and lip sync master.

NBC's Saturday Night Live has added Bowen Yang to the writing staff of the perennial late night sketch show, along with writers Alan Linic, Alison Gates and Eli Mandel, as well as new featured player Ego Nwodim.

Ego Nwodim Joins ‘Saturday Night Live'

Yang, a New York-based comedian, writer and producer who trained at Upright Citizens Brigade, is a self-described former "mediocre chemistry major" who was named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch." His TV credits include Broad City and The Outs, and he is co-host of the pop culture podcast Las Culturistas.

But let's be real: we all know Bowen Yang's most valuable contribution to mankind thus far has been the ongoing series of Twitter videos flexing his unbelievalbe lip sync mastery. Bow down.

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