Raw Comedienne Ali Wong Vs. Facebook’s Yuppie Queen Cheryl Sandberg
Ali Wong thinks Sorority girl poster child Cheryl Sandberg is a “Bitch!” who ruined everything for women.
BMW driving Whole Foods yuppies are raging at Ali Wong’s: Baby Cobra show on Netflix where Wong delivers a one-two punch to the “Lean In” concept of Social Justice Warrior-ism created by Sandberg and her preppies-guide-to-white-bread book.
The petite former sex addict brings the pain to the carefully manicured world of high fashioned feminista style that Sandberg promotes. Wong tears the Facebook fancy pants a new one as she discusses her old one in cringe-worthy detail.
As Facebook falls apart in political disclosure, Sandberg is desperately looking for a new job at Disney.
Wong was born in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Her father, Adolphus Wong, is American-born Chinese anesthesiologist, her mother, Tam “Tammy” Wong (née Nguyen), is Vietnamese, and as a young woman in 1960, came to the United States from Hue, Vietnam. Growing up, she was raised in a Chinese household, the youngest of four children.
In 2000, Wong graduated from San Francisco University High School, where she was student body class president. At the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was majoring in Asian American studies, she discovered her love of performing as a member of UCLA’s LCC Theatre (Lapu, the Coyote that Cares Theatre Company), the longest running Asian-American theater company in the United States. During college, for her junior year, she spent time in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Following graduation from college, in 2005 when she was 23 years old, Wong tried stand-up for the first time at Brainwash Cafe, then moved to New York City soon after to further pursue comedy. In New York, she would perform up to nine times a night.
In 2011, Variety named her one of the “10 Comics to Watch”. She later was cast as series regular in the NBC comedy series, Are You There, Chelsea?, and appeared on Chelsea Lately. Following that, she hosted VH1‘s Best Week Ever, and MTV‘s Hey Girl in 2013. Additionally, she appeared in a few movies: Oliver Stone‘s Savages, and Dealin’ with Idiots, opposite Jeff Garlin and Gina Gershon.
Wong now lives in Los Angeles, and is a staff writer for Fresh Off the Boat. On Mother’s Day 2016, Netflix released a stand-up special called Baby Cobra which was filmed in September 2015 when she was 7 months pregnant at the Neptune Theater in Seattle.
In 2014, Wong married Justin Hakuta, the son of Ken Hakuta aka “Dr. Fad”, an inventor and TV personality. They had a daughter named Mari in November 2015, named after author Marie Kondo, who wrote The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. They live in Los Angeles. Her husband is half-Filipino, half-Japanese.