"Rules Are Suggestions."
Bernice Ye came to the U.S. with just $1000 in her pocket, in 2004. After putting herself through Peking University, the Harvard of China, and graduate school at Purdue University, she worked in tech, from an engineer at Microsoft, to a producer at a successful game startup and then a people manager at Hulu. However, in 2021, she abandoned a rising tech career to pursue her true passion for stand-up comedy. In just over a year, Bernice's comedy has generated 40M+ views on Instagram and Tiktok. Locally, she has been selling out at a 160-seat venue in Seattle, on a monthly basis. She has performed at the New York Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, AV Comedy Festival, Northwest Women's Comedy Festival, as well as clubs and theatres all over the west coast.
When Bernice Ye started traveling throughout the west coast in an RV, the story of her travels caught a great deal of attention, and she was featured in The Wall Street Journal. Now, Bernice has set out to conquer Hollywood and is relocating to Los Angeles, where among other things, she will perform live comedy out of her RV.
Many fans compare Bernice to the Jackie Chan of Comedy, not only because she is also a martial artist with a great sense of humor, but also because she shares her culture in a way that’s universally relatable without being raunchy – leaving those whom she represents feeling proud and empowered. Bernice is faithful to her voice as a first-generation immigrant and stands out a mile by being honest, courageous, and super funny.
In a world that's more divided than ever, Bernice's passion is to bridge cultures and empower immigrants through humor and personal stories.