Ali Wong


April 19, 1982


San Francisco, California

San Francisco, CA


39 years old


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A little about Ali

Important person

Wong was included in Time magazine 's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Also an author

In 2019, she came out with a book entitled Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life. She dubs it as a life guide for her two daughters to read when they're adults.

Coping with personal tragedy

Wong has been open in her standup comedy and to the media about miscarrying twins prior to getting pregnant with her first daughter Mari. She said that joking about her miscarriage helped her cope.

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Biggest comedic influences

Eddie Murphy - for his energy and rawness Patrice O'Neal - for his honesty Dave Attell - for his incredible economy of language


I don't really like to focus on barriers because I don't like giving them that kind of power. But I will say that going on the road, as a female stand-up, is rough. Mostly because I'm just scared of my safety sometimes when I'm all alone in a shitty hotel. Also most women can't just eat a twinkie at a gas station like some men can.
By far Steve Yeun. He plays Glenn from The Walking Dead. The day my special started streaming on Netflix, he tweeted out his followers, that they should watch it, that it was so funny, with a picture of the billboard on Melrose and I JUST ABOUT DIED. I think his character and how he's chosen to play it, has been such a milestone for Asian Americans without trying to be.
Louis CK once told me to never let go of a bit. I tend to throw away a lot of ideas if they're not working, but now I think I'm going to go back to stuff I once believed in, and see if I still find it funny and can maybe re-shape it into something good.