Joe Wong live on the stage
Have you ever considered switching gears in your career? Can you imagine going from studying neurotransmitters in fruit flies inside a lab to telling jokes to a stadium full of people? Nope, this is not a joke! This former biochemist is now bringing comedy to the masses. Smart AND funny? Now that’s a combination you do not want to miss! Find Joe Wong tickets on StubHub now.
A biochemist walks onto a stage . . .
This Korean-Chinese-American brainiac was on a straight and narrow path to a career in molecular biology for much of his life. He attended Jilin University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China; in 1994, he emigrated to the United States, where he earned a doctorate degree in biochemistry from Rice University in Texas. Two years later he moved to Boston, where he saw his first stand-up comedy show. He absolutely loved it. Shortly after, he decided to sign up for a stand-up comedy class so he could take a whack at making people laugh (and maybe feeling as inspired as he did). It was then that he realized he was meant to be a comedian. His dry, sarcastic humour wasn’t always well received, but he managed to make a name for himself after years of trial and error. In 2010 he was named Boston’s Comedian of the Year. Since then he has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman", "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", and even performed a routine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. After moving to Beijing, China in 2013, he hosted a Chinese TV show called "Is It True?", combining his research background with his comedy chops. The show didn’t prevent him from performing stand-up shows, though, and you can get your Joe Wong tickets on StubHub today!
Laugh (and maybe learn) with Joe Wong
Wong often compares the presence of comedy in the United States and China; there used to be no comedians in China, and no places to perform. But since 2010 more than six comedy clubs have been established in China – and we may have Joe Wong to thank for it. He performs around the United States and China in both English and Mandarin. Are you ready to laugh till you cry? Get your Joe Wong tickets on StubHub now! It’s so easy to buy and sell tickets to stand-up comedy shows on the website – find tickets to see other hilarious comedians live on stage too, like Margaret Cho, Dave Chappelle and George Lopez.