Master Of None co-creator Alan Yang on how to succeed in Hollywood

Screenwriter Alan Yang attending a premiere for the TV series Loot in LA on June 15, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LOS ANGELES - Alan Yang is one of Hollywood's top comedy writer-producers, with acclaimed series such as Master Of None (2015 to 2021) and Parks And Recreation (2009 to 2015) to his name.

But how did a Harvard University biology graduate convince his Taiwanese immigrant parents that writing jokes was a viable career to chase?

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