#SPOTTED: ALI WONG IN TORONTO HEADLINING JUST FOR LAUGHS
Fame came fast and furious for Ali Wong, the Funnywoman in Toronto to headline the Just for Laughs Festival, selling-out four shows at both Wintergarden Theatre and Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
After honing her craft for many years as an Actress (credits include Oliver Stone‘s Savages and Inside Amy Schumer), a Stand-Up Comedian cutting her teeth before the tough-to-please New York crowd and a Writer (she has penned three seasons of ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat), San Francisco-born Wong gained much popularity through her 2015 Netflix Special, Ali Wong: Baby Cobra. Almost unheard-of she taped the Special covering several provocative topics, while seven months pregnant.
Wong at Wintergarden Theatre just recorded an upcoming special for Netflix, footage to be taken from two back-to-back shows debuting new material including her new-found perspective as a mom. She appeared tonight at Sony Centre, her final of four sold-out appearances with hilarious opener Kevin Camia. More here.
While airing her grievances about giving childbirth, she heard the cries of a baby in the audience and a fan with her six-month-old baby came forward to the stage. Wong joked that the point of the Show was to escape babies and questioned whether she was really hearing a baby or if it was actually PTSD!
Despite a really long day, her husband Justin by her side carrying her flowers and bags, Wong made a quick minute for a Selfie. To clarify, we’re not related… but we could be!!
See our Snap:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#FIRSTLOOK: “FRESH OFF THE BOAT”
“I need white people lunch.”.
Why is it every time an Asian-American Sitcom launches, it fails? Okay, we admit there was only one said Asian-American Sitcom – that being 1994’s ALL-AMERICAN GIRL – but this upcoming Series FRESH OFF THE BOAT looks somewhat promising. Based on Chef Eddie Wong‘s Memoir Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir, the ABC Series looks to premiere Fall 2014 Mid-season. Told much in a similar voice as Chris Rock‘s Everybody Hates Chris, the Series centers on a Chinese-American Family as they move to Orlando, with the hopes of opening an American-style Restaurant. Based on its Trailer, it looks to get much of its jokes from East versus West humour, and the Asian-American Child’s struggle to “fit in”.
Constance Wu‘s humidity-hating Jessica is channeling some serious Asian Sofia Vergara, right?
In case you haven’t seen the Trailer, here it is:
We’re still waiting on the release date, but we’re certainly excited to see how this will do!
(Photo/video credit: ABC)