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“Brutal but hilarious… a woman who takes life’s absurdities very seriously.”
– East Bay Express

One of Salon.com and Alternet’s “10 Best Moments in Political Comedy

“One of the Seven Funniest Eco-Comedians”– Mother Nature Network.

“One of the 25 Most Shameless People on the Internet”– xoJane

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Kristina Wong was featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.” She is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has been presented across North America, the UK and Hong Kong.  Her most notable touring show– “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and toured dozens of venues across the United States since 2006. It’s now a broadcast quality film distributed by  Cinema Libre Studios.  She’s been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, VICE, Jezebel, xoJane, Playgirl Magazine, Huffington Post and a guest on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, FXX’s “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,”  and AM Tonight on Fusion TV.  She recently had a pilot presentation with Lionsgate for truTV.  Her work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, the Durfee Foundation, National Performance Network,  six Artist-in-Residence grants and a COLA Master Artist Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.  In 2017, she was named as one of the “YBCA 100″ celebrating the innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders who are using their platform to create cultural movement.  She also received the FOCUS AWARD from Kearny Street Workshop for her unique contribution to amplifying the APA community’s collective voice within American culture.  She’s been awarded residencies from the MacDowell Colony, New York Theater Workshop, Ojai Playwrights Festival, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Hermitage, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.  On television, she’s been on General Hospital, Nickelodeon’s “Nicky Ricky Dicky and Dawn,” and Myx TV’s “I’m Asian American and Want Reparations for Yellow Fever.” She is currently touring “The Wong Street Journal” navigates White Privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa.  She spent a month in Northern Uganda recording a hit rap album “Mzungu Price” with local rappers and doing research for that show. Kristina’s mail order bride website is www.bigbadchinesemama.com.  She has taught at Cal Arts in the MFA Creative Writing Program and has twice given the commencement speech at UCLA, her alma mater.

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