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This Stand-Up Comic Just Hilariously Came Out to His Parents on National TV

This Stand-Up Comic Just Hilariously Came Out to His Parents on National TV

This Stand-Up Comic Just Hilariously Came Out to His Parents on National TV

That’s definitely one way to break the ice.

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23-year-old, stand-up comic Jaboukie Young-White rose to fame on Twitter, but now he’s bringing his sense of humor to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and a national audience.

About halfway through his hilarious five-and-a-half minute set on last night’s show, Young-White shared some dating stories.

"I can be kind of an awkward flirt sometimes," he begins. "I can have a hard time flirting just because people don’t always read me as queer when they first meet me. I’ve been told I can come across as 'masc,' and, um, if you don’t know what that means, it’s basically just gay for [quirky girl laugh], 'Ahem, I’m not like other girls.'"

He continues in the the quirky girl voice, "It’s, like, a little weird, but I actually really like whiskey."

Young-White goes on to joke about hooking up with Uber drivers, the sliding scale of hotness from city to city ("A Chicago hot is a New York cute, and a New York cute is an L.A. shunned."), and why secretly putting Sprite in a water cup is a radical act in Trump’s America, all to an avalanche of laughs from the audience.

But what viewers didn’t know was that Young-White hasn’t talked to his family about his sexuality, and the comedian tweeted this after the segment aired:

That’s definitely one way to start the conversation.

Watch Jaboukie Young-White's hysterical stand-up set in the video below.

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!