Kaya Yanar (born 20 May 1973 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is a German comedian, best known for his comedy show Was guckst du?! (Whaddaya lookin’ at?!)
He was born to Turkish immigrants from Antakya. While at school he once told his teacher that he wanted to be a comedian, which made the teacher laugh. In an interview with German talkshow host Johannes B. Kerner Yanar described his childhood as a more liberal one and stated that despite his Turkish nationality, he doesn’t have a perfect grasp of the Turkish language.
After graduating from Heinrich-von-Gagern-Gymnasium (a school in Frankfurt) he studied phonetics, American studies and philosophy but left university prior to graduation.