Bowen Yang Makes His Sexiest Man-Live Debut – Revealing What’s Really Happening At SNL Afterparties

Saturday Night Live‘s Bowen Yang makes his PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive debut in this year’s issue – and he’s not holding back.

“I pull the veil back a lot,” Yang jokes in this week’s PEOPLE, putting a sexy spin on what it’s like to wake up in the morning after a legendary SNL party. “Some of my happiest moments were at the after parties.”

While Yang, 31, says he’s joining the cast of SNL in 2019 “changed my life in every way imaginable” was attending one of the show’s legendary (pre-COVID) after-parties that made the experience truly surreal.

“Solange was the musical guest and Beyoncé and Jay-Z showed up,” he recalls. “I think I blacked out like, ‘This is how it is’ each week?!'”

Yang describes his after-party vibe as equal parts “healthy and riotous,” Yang says he can usually be found sipping a cocktail before finally hitting the dance floor.

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“I drank a bourbon when I went to” [host] Kim Kardashian West’s secret afterparty,” he says. “I turned around and Khloé Kardashian looked me in the eye and said, ‘What are you drinking? That is so sad. Drink champions with me.’ I was like, ‘Whatever you say, Khloé Kardashian.'”

And when RuPaul presented in February 2020, “La Bouche’s DJ ‘Be My Lover’ played and I knew every word. Everyone got up on tables and danced,” he says. “Michael Che was like, ‘Ho, Bowen is running.’ He’s normally as cool as a cucumber, so if I can get Che out of his seat, I’ve done something right.”

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As for the morning after? The comedian has mastered his routine.

“It’ll be bacon, eggs, and cheese from a cute little Brooklyn bagel shop, or fried dumplings,” he says. “And every episode of 90 day fiance because it’s so shocking it’s literally sobering. You just feel better about where you are in life.”

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And even with just four hours of sleep, Yang says it’s hard to have a lazy Sunday after the “adrenaline” from the night before.

“I used to be the person who couldn’t get out of bed, now I think it’s just an adrenaline thing, chemical in your body, from working on SNLhe says of maintaining his Sunday routine. “It’s twisted. It’s ruined. I move through the day with something like, ‘I wish I was just in bed. I wish I could just stay,” but there’s something in me that’s cranky and pulls me out.”

Tune in to Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to find out who will dethrone Michael B. Jordan as PEOPLE’s sexiest man in the world.

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