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!
Love this girl, who sold-out an impressive four shows headlining #JFL42! Funnywoman #AliWong is Comedy’s new sensation and after her first hit special on Netflix in 2015, she taped her next one tonight here at Winter Garden Theatre. Wong also is the Series Writer on ABC’s #FreshOffTheBoat. Two Wongs truly make a right! #JustForLaughs
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