Ali Wong was born on April 19th 1982 in San Francisco, California. After graduating, in 2000, from San Francisco University High School, Wong went on to major in Asian American Studies from UCLA, eventually graduating Summa Cum Laude. Shortly after, she tried stand-up for the first time at the age of 23, at the Brainwash Cafe. Almost immediately falling in love with the art form, Wong moved to New York City to pursue it more seriously, performing up to 9 times some nights.
By 2011, Variety named Wong one of their “10 Comics to Watch”. Soon after, she received appearances on multiple Late Night shows, as well as making regular appearances on Television Networks ranging from NBC to Comedy Central. With all of her appearances Wong still manages to continue with her writing, releasing a Netflix special titled, “Baby Cobra” in 2016, as well as writing for the first 3 seasons of, “Fresh Off the Boat”.
This episode, Kaizen Komedy looks to breakdown Wong’s unique approach to her material. Using her energy and vivid descriptions, she’s able to jump topic to topic tying in a reoccurring theme that is an obviously facetious anti-feministic view.
Check out her website here