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Ali Wong

2021 Speaker

ALI WONG is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her first Netflix stand-up special Baby Cobra was filmed when she was seven months pregnant. It was met with critical acclaim, and applauded by New York Magazine, Elle, Vogue and more. The day before its premiere, Wong’s interview with Marc Maron on his podcast WTF was released. He called the special “the most honest, rawest, funniest special I’ve seen in years.” She soon after became a very popular Halloween costume. Fans, both male and female, dressed up in Wong’s iconic red glasses, black and white striped dress and pregnant belly. The Smithsonian has asked Wong to donate the actual dress, shoes and necklace she wore in Baby Cobra, to the Museum of American History in Washington, DC. Wong’s second stand-up special, Hard Knock Wife premiered on Netflix on Mother’s Day, 2018. Her feature film, Always Be My Maybe, which she co-wrote and co-stars in, debuted on Netflix May 2019 to wide critical acclaim. In the first four weeks, it was seen by 32 million viewers. Tickets to see Wong headline live are now known to sell out within two minutes. She recently sold out an unprecedented 13 shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Her book Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life was released October 2019, and became an instant New York Times bestseller. @aliwong