June 19, 2024


Art Is Experience

Ali Wong brings frank and funny standup show to Santa Rosa

It is a occupied time for admirers of Ali Wong. 1st, there is her visual appearance in the new DC comics superheroine film “Birds of Prey,” opening nationwide Friday, Feb. seven, and next week on Feb. 15, she’ll bring her “Milk & Money” standup comedy tour to Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Then she returns to her hometown, San Francisco, for dwell exhibits at Feb. sixteen-17 at the Masonic.

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of A single Harley Quinn)” stars Margot Robbie, reprising her purpose from the 2016 film “Suicide Squad” as Harley Quinn, the Joker’s protege.

Wong will appear in the film as an associate of Renee Montoya, a Gotham Metropolis detective turned vigilante, performed by Rosie Perez. The film, directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson (“Bumblebee”) also capabilities Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as The Huntress and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask. Ella Jay Basco will make her film debut as road urchin Cassandra Cain.

Wong, who began her standup comedy career in San Francisco and now life in Los Angeles, attended San Francisco University High School and graduated from UCLA just before launching her standup comedy career in New York Metropolis.

“I came from this truly atypical Asian-American household. My mom and dad were not centered on teachers. If I obtained a terrible quality, they weren’t that upset,” Wong informed TIME journal very last year.

She designed her initially Netflix stand-up unique, “Baby Cobra,” in May possibly 2016, when she was 7 months pregnant. She joked frankly about intercourse, being pregnant and social injustice, and the clearly show was a resounding hit, especially with gals.

“I simply cannot explain to you how lots of selfies I’ve gotten questioned for at the gynecologist and pediatrician place of work,” she informed The New York Times in a 2018 job interview. “I ought to promote tickets there.”

Her second Netflix unique, “Hard Knock Spouse,” premiered on Mother’s Working day in 2018. When “Always Be My Maybe” — starring Wong as an formidable movie star chef reunited with her best male close friend immediately after 15 several years — premiered on Netflix very last May possibly, it was viewed by 32 million viewers in its initially 4 weeks.

Her book — “Dear Ladies: Intimate Tales, Untold Techniques & Tips for Residing Your Very best Life” — designed the New York Times bestseller listing very last year.

“I missing my virginity when I was like 15 — you study about all the terrible things I did,” she informed TIME in a 2019 job interview.

Wong will complete two exhibits in Santa Rosa, at seven p.m. and ten p.m., but the initially effectiveness is already offered out. Tickets are continue to accessible for the late effectiveness, added Jan. fourteen, with charges ranging from $49.fifty to $119.fifty. Go to lutherburbankcenter.org or get in touch with 707-546-3600. Both equally of the Masonic exhibits begin at seven p.m. and ticket charges array from $sixty nine to $149. Go to masonic.com

No mobile telephones, cameras or recording units will be authorized at the Burbank Center clearly show. Upon arrival, all telephones and good watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the close of the clearly show. Company will maintain possession of their telephones during the night, and if necessary, may well access them at specified unlocking stations.

You can attain staff author Dan Taylor at 707-521-5243 or [email protected]. On Twitter @danarts.