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Joe Wong

November 12th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

China Daily has a really good article out about comedian Joe Wong. He first debut on Letterman couple of years ago. Last year, he performed at the Radio Television Correspondence dinner at the White House. The thing that I most admire in Wong is his marching forward unencumbered by whatever perceived limitations that he might have – for example his accent.

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  1. November 12th, 2011 at 12:45 | #1

    Hilarious! 🙂

  2. November 12th, 2011 at 18:48 | #2
  3. November 14th, 2011 at 06:08 | #3

    Joe is a pioneer, esp. for Chinese immigrants. Just for that, I’ve to admire his courage. Most Chinese teach their children to go to some ‘safe’ professions like lawyers, doctors, accountants, programmers…

    We may lose cures from his potential drug discovery, but we gain good laughter that could be more important to our health than the cures.

    Joe’s success has sth to do with China’s rise. Twenty years ago, I believe “no one would be interested in immigrants’ stories”.

    I bet most of his audience are younger. We cannot change the older generation as they still see Chinese with pigtails working as cooks and butlers as the top jobs for them. They have to bring their biases to their graves.

  4. January 12th, 2012 at 11:27 | #4

    Phoenix TV did an interview on Joe Wong when he was back in China. He talked about how he grew up in China where both his parents have good sense of humour. His father is an engineer and mother a doctor. The childhood experience that he speak of will be alien to most urban Chinese today.


  5. January 12th, 2012 at 15:23 | #5

    Thx Ray. Enjoyed it. I skipped around the video a bit. I particularly enjoyed the lesson on needing to be persistent to achieve success. I also applaud the organizer of the Press club dinner at the White House for inviting him to perform.

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