Ali Wong is an amazing stand up comedian, actress and a writer on our beloved sitcom Fresh Off The Boat.
She is also one of my dearest friends. I’ve known Ali since her days as a cast member of Lapu The Coyote That Cares Theater, the UCLA Asian American theater company that I co-founded many years ago. Ali and I performed sketch and improv together in seedy restaurants to audiences that can be counted on one hand. I’ve seen her go from a fellow budding (and incredibly hard working) stand-up comedian to a brilliant (and still incredibly hard working) comedy superstar with her recent Netflix special Baby Cobra.
By the way, if you haven’t seen Baby Cobra, I suggest you turn off your computer right now, turn it back on, go to Netflix and watch it IMMEDIATELY. It is, in my opinion, a comedy classic. Right up there with all the greats.
Having known Ali for all these years, I have unique access to the mind of a master at her craft. Unlike the average journalist, I can ask her the deep, personal questions that reveal the true darkness behind the laughter, the tears of a clown, if you will. So with that, here is my in depth, at times uncomfortable, interview with my friend, the great comedian Ali Wong.
Ali, what is the meaning of life?
FOOD, FAMILY and FRENCH MONTANA.
If you can recommend one thing what would it be?
ELECTRONIC BUG ZAPPER.
What is your favorite current network TV sitcom that features a predominantly Asian American cast (Other than Fresh Off The Boat or Dr. Ken)?
How excited are you about the theatrical release of Florence Foster Jenkins?
MERYL AND HUGH...OOOOOHH WEEEEE!!!!
How do you feel about the Drake lyric "Shout out to Asian girls, let the lights dim sum"?
MY MIND IS TELLING ME "THIS MAKES NO SENSE" BUT MY BODY IS HUMPING EVERY OBJECT CLOSE BY.
Fuck Marry Kill: Bruce Lee, Spike Lee, Lee Harvey Oswald
FUCK THE SHIT OUT OF SPIKE LEE'S GENIUS BRAIN AND CREATIVE SPIRIT, MARRY BRUCE LEE A THOUSAND TIMES, I HAD TO GOOGLE LEE HARVEY OSWALD.
I just got back from Taiwan, where we shot the Season 3 premiere of Fresh Off The Boat, premiering October 11th, 9pm on ABC. Have you ever been to Taiwan?
And there it is. I hope you enjoyed my interview with Ali Wong.
Again, if you’re a human being with feelings, I highly recommend you watch Baby Cobra on Netflix. If you are capable of physical mobility, then you really must go see Ali live. Performance dates are on her website at aliwong.com. You can also see her on American Housewife, premiering Tuesday, October 11th, on ABC at 8:30pm, right before the season three premiere of Fresh Off The Boat, where I play Louis, the endearing yet incredibly sexy dad.
Randall Park is an actor, a writer, and a previous guest contributor to Angry Asian Man He lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife Jae and their beautiful little girl Ruby.