"I might be a cancelled Chinese, but I'm a perfect American."
Bernice Ye is a Seattle-based comedian, writer and dancer. Born and raised in China, she came to the US by herself at the age 21 to pursue a PhD in Computer Science at Purdue University in 2004.
In a world where it feels more divided than ever, Bernice's passion is to bridge cultures through humor and personal stories. She has been performing standup since 2017, featured in Northwest Women's Comedy Festival 2018 (Eugene, OR), Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival 2019 & 2020 (San Francisco, CA), Intersections Festival 2019 (Seattle, WA), San Diego Comedy Festival 2019 and Crazy Woke Asians Festival 2019 & 2021. She was selected for a callback for Standup NBC's Showcase in Seattle and Art of Female Comedy Festival (Wichita, KS). She has performed at multiple venues along the west coast including Clearwater Casino, The Laughs Comedy Club, The World Famous Mad House San Diego, Jai Thai, The Central Cinema The Comedy Nest and The Joketellers Union. She is also a writer at The Syndrome Magazine, with the mission to empower women, one laugh at a time.
Being called too fat to dance as a child, Bernice eventually picked up dancing as an adult here in America. In the past 8 years, Bernice has been a lover of Argentine tango, aka dancing backwards in high heels, aka practicing the impossible art of being female. Despite her sunny, sweet disposition, this one knows how to bite.