Queer Comic Jaboukie Young-White Talks “Masc” Culture On “Tonight Show” Debut

Queer Comic Jaboukie Young-White Talks

Jaboukie Young-White has been building an impressive following on social media, but the young comedian just took his career to the next level with his TV stand-up debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The 23-year-old joked about race, millennials and life under the Trump administration, but it was his references to gay culture that really brought the laughs.

“People don’t always read me as queer when they first meet me because I’ve been told that I can come across as ’masc,’” he said. “And if you don’t know what that means, it’s basically just gay for ‘I’m not like other girls. It’s like a little weird but I actually really like whiskey. I’m kinda quirky.’”

Young-White then ended his set by talking about his attempts at hooking up with hot Uber drivers in Los Angeles.
 


 
After the show, the comedian tweeted, “I just came out to my parents on national TV lmao.”

It’s not clear whether or not he was joking, but it would definitely be an incredible coming out story if it’s true. Either way, we’re sure his parents are proud.

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