Performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong shares about her new web series “How to Pick Up Asian Chicks”, and the revival of her solo stage show “The Wong Street Journal”. Also discussed: Kristina’s obsession with Jeremy Lin and her Pulitzer Prize loss to Hamilton. (Intro: Craft Show)
Kristina Wong 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. She’s been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, and Huffington Post, and a guest on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and FX’s “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell”. Her most recent stage show “The Wong Street Journal” navigates White Privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa. In 2017, Kristina released a six-part web series “How to Pick Up Asian Chicks” on YouTube.