Doretta Lau rounds up Sheng Wang’s standup videos and interviews for your enjoyment
I saw comedian Sheng Wang open for Ali Wong in Vancouver last Friday.
Ali was amazing, but I don’t want to spoil because I imagine the jokes will appear on her special. Security was super tight–we had to lock our phones in Yondr pouches and I had to leave the venue and empty out my water bottle before I was allowed inside. No, I didn’t see Ali’s hot husband at the merch table because it was nearly midnight when the show let out and we were too tired to stand in a line to gawk at a dude even if he looks like Chang Chen in his prime.
I had no idea what to expect of Sheng Wang’s because I’ve never seen his work before. To my delight, his set was awesome. My friend and I were laughing so hard at his jokes. Costco! Lotion! Basketball! Heists! Health issues! All things I think about on a regular basis. I love his delivery style.
One of his bits was on mammograms. (See video below.)
What I liked about his set is that in addition to being really funny it came from a place of a specific cultural experience, without boring tired jokes about being Asian or mocking his parents. This is I’m always aiming for in my own work, so I love seeing someone else showcase their craft and storytelling ability in this way.
Appearance on 2 Dope Queens
I have to say my nightly routine is just like Sheng Wang’s and right now I have four ripe avocados.
Sheng Wang Brain Teases
Bookstore and reading joke! So my kind of content.
RISK! Live Show in NYC – July 26, 2012
A set about acting class.
Check out a pre-fame 2010 Ali Wong introducing him!
Interview with Sheng Wang on NBC Asian America