Ali Wong jokes about her husband in “Don Wong” — The Latch
Comedian Ali Wong has released his third stand-up special on Netflix and, for the first time, the hilarious San Francisco native is not pregnant for the event.
Following the success of Baby Cobra and hard banging wifeWong delivered Don Wong— her latest take on marriage, parenthood and gender issues as well as how life has changed since she became famous (she dined at Jerry Seinfeld, for example!).
During the set, Wong reflects on the concept of monogamy and the double standards within it. As always, Wong’s brand of humor can be quite risque – like when she explains how lucky men should feel when women deign to give them oral sex or when she confesses she’s fantasized about having Michael B. Jordan’s ejaculate on his face.
Wong, who has always shared comedic anecdotes about her marriage in her routines, now confesses to the public that she fantasizes about cheating on her husband, with whom she shares two children. Alas, while male celeb DMs can be full of desirable options for infidelity, Wong notes that what’s on offer to her is decidedly less appealing.
For reference, Wong was married to an entrepreneur Justin Hakuta, since 2014 and she assures us later in the special that she wouldn’t cheat on him or leave him because he’s a pretty great guy. Of course, she may just be saying that because Michael B. Jordan hasn’t slipped into his DMs yet…but that’s just pure conjecture.
If you want to know where you can catch this firecracker comic, here are some other shows and specials for you to check out.
As a pregnant woman myself, Ali Wong’s very real talk of pregnancy and impending motherhood is truly on point, but even when I wasn’t knocked up, I found this special downright hysterical.
This was Wong’s first Netflix special (2016) and, as someone who can’t even put on her own shoes anymore, I find it deeply impressive that she was able to deliver those laughs at the end of her third trimester and without s out of breath.
Throughout the routine, Wong offers her hilarious thoughts on feminism and the double standards of parenthood – cleverly articulating how little is expected of men when it comes to raising children and how praised for doing the bare minimum.
hard banging wife
Pregnant with her second child, Wong returns to the stage to hard banging wife (2018) and this time the jokes aren’t just centered around pregnancy and impending parenthood but the very graphic realities of the biology of childbirth and its aftermath.
She’s also reflecting on the change in her relationship now that she’s a well-known comic and, as a result, earns more money than her husband – a fact that seems to deeply worry her mother.
Always be my maybe
Wong takes his comedy chops and puts them to good use in front of and behind the camera with Always be my maybewhich she co-writes and stars in.
The story centers on childhood best friends Sasha and Marcus who lose touch after meeting as teenagers. Cut to 16 years later, Sasha is a celebrity chef who opens a new restaurant in San Francisco, which results in her and Marcus crossing paths again.
The comedy stars Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Daniel Dae Kim and Keanu Reeves (as himself).
Tuca and Bertie
Created by Lisa Hanawalt – who was a producer and artist on Netflix’s beloved bojack horseman — Tuca and Bertie showcases Wong’s vocal talents in a series that delves into far deeper fare than she explores in her Netflix specials.
The adult animation centers around Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (Wong) who are best friends (and birds) despite being very different. Tuca is a recovering alcoholic who doesn’t quite have her life together and is prone to wild adventures while Bertie has a steady job and partner but is plagued with anxiety and self-doubt. She also faces the ramifications of trauma, having been sexually assaulted.
Tuca and Bertie the series is not only a dynamic exploration of female friendship, sexuality, mental health, self-discovery and the #MeToo movement, but also another glorious example of the limits you can push in a animation.
Created by comedian Nick Kroll, Big mouth – the pitfalls of puberty series made for adults — proves that themes of anxiety, sexuality and consent can coexist seamlessly with secular punchlines around heavy periods and masturbation.
Wong was a new addition to the cast (which includes creator Kroll and his best friend John Mulaney), joining the series in season three as Ali: a pansexual new student at Bridgeton Middle School.
The character’s explanation of pansexuality, in which she says, “It’s like some of you guys are boring as tacos. And some of you like burritos, and if you’re bisexual, you like tacos and burritos. But I say I like tacos and burritos…and everything else on the fucking menu,” lambasted some who deemed him insensitive.
It prompted series co-creator Andrew Goldberg to apologize on Twitter, saying, “We’ve missed the mark here with this definition of bisexuality vs. pansexuality, and my fellow creators and I sincerely apologize for this. making people feel misrepresented.”
— Andrew Goldberg (@BigMouthAndrew) October 7, 2019
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