You might not have heard of Bowen Yang yet, but with they way things are going for him it won’t stay that way for long.
The 27-year-old Bowen is a Brooklyn based comedian, but recently Yang has been getting a lot of attention for his spot-on, lip sync recreations of some of the most iconic scenes from movies an TV.
With split second accuracy and his precision expressions Bowen has elevated lip syncing to a high art almost as iconic as the scenes he recreates.
On Wednesday Yang tweeted his most recent lip sync, taking on Miranda Priestly and her “cerulean” monologue from The Devil Wears Prada. It’s flawless.
when u Miranda Priestly. pic.twitter.com/IvQ75lVesJ
— Bowen Yang (@bowenyang) August 23, 2018
The tweet has since gone viral and the Twittersphere was blown away by his interpretation of the scene.
— parisinla (@parisinla) August 24, 2018
Bowen I AM MOVED
— Ira (@ira) August 23, 2018
your delivery on “i think we need a jacket here” made me stand up from my desk and watch the rest of this standing, bowen you are pure brilliance
— Aaron Edwards (@aaronmedwards) August 23, 2018
Yang also received retweets and high praise from some big names, including Twitter royalty Chrissy Teigan.
hooooooly shit, this is content https://t.co/LkPopZJhhG
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 23, 2018
And the Academy Award goes to… https://t.co/bqRA67lIzY
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) August 23, 2018
Bowen started his lip syncing almost by accident a few years ago during a comedy show. Participating in a comedic “Inner Beauty Pageant” Bowen had to conjure a talent at the last minute and choose the lip sync the entirety of Tyra Banks’ famous eruption on America’s Next Top Model.
when u gay pic.twitter.com/3q5yJHxIGP
— Bowen Yang (@bowenyang) May 5, 2018
Bowen has also tackled Erin Brockovich.
when u Erin Brockovich. pic.twitter.com/GfWJL02h3D
— Bowen Yang (@bowenyang) May 9, 2018
And an emotional Sandra Oh scene from Grey’s Anatomy.
— Bowen Yang (@bowenyang) July 13, 2018
If you’re wondering when Yang might get his own lip sync TV show you aren’t first, but before that we want to see the horror version of Being John Malkovich.
— Natalie Walker (@nwalks) August 23, 2018