Because You Want More Ali Wong

Thursday, January 07, 2010

I think the title says it all

The San Francisco homegrown comedienne talks about what type of Asian Americans she thinks are dope, and why we may call her ‘Professor Wong’ one day.

Comedienne Ali Wong knows firsthand that choosing stand-up comedy as a post-college career is no laughing matter. It has been tough, she said, to succeed in a male-dominated industry.

The 27-year-old got her bachelor’s degree in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles with an aim to become a professor. But, her comic wit would lead her down a different path.

“I learned kind of early on that I wanted to pursue Asian [American] Studies and that will always be in my background,” Wong explained over the phone from San Francisco. “But this other guy who was in my class … was like, ‘Do you want to study or be studied?’”
Check out the article down at Pacific Citizen.