With Evelyn Mok and Kuan-wen Huang.
This event takes place at the British Library.
A brilliant evening of stand-up from top UK-based comedians of East Asian heritage. Headlining is Ken Cheng, the writer and star of hit BBC Radio 4 show Chinese Comedian and with many other radio and TV credits. Much loved for his unique, analytical style, Ken returns to the British Library for the first time since his sellout 2018 appearance.
Joining Ken is Kuan-wen Huang, an emerging comedian, writer and actor from Taiwan, with major acclaim on the UK comedy circuit in the last two years. Our host is the incredible Evelyn Mok, who achieved huge television success in in stand-up, sitcoms and comedy shows in her native Sweden and is now repeating this in the UK.
Bar open from 18.30. Show starts 19.30.
This event accompanies the British Library exhibition Chinese and British (18 November to 23 April, 2023)
Ken Cheng burst onto the UK comedy scene after reaching the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. The unique, analytical style of this Cambridge Mathematics drop-out and now professional poker player made him instantly recognisable. Ken is the writer and star of three series of his hit BBC Radio 4 show Chinese Comedian. He also created and wrote Drop The Dead Panda, the first East-Asian themed comedy show on BBC Radio 4. Ken’s many TV and radio credits include Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Alan Partridge’s This Time and Celebrity Eggheads (BBC Two); the documentary Game Over, Humans (BBC Radio 4), as well as being a host of children’s science show Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain (CBBC). Ken’s writing credits include script editing for Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Hypothetical (Dave), Newsjack (BBC Radio 4), The Island (Dave), and Doctor Who’s Weird Sisters Podcast (BBC Sounds). Ken performs UK wide to sold-out audiences.
Kuan-wen Huang is a comedian, writer and actor from Taiwan who was runner up in Frog and Bucket The World Series in 2019. With a unique voice and his trademark quirky persona, Kuan-wen is an alumni of the Soho Theatre Young Company and performed for Comedy Central at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2020 and recorded Comedy Central Live in 2022. For three years in a row, Kuan-wen performed as part of Yellow Xmas comedy show, which showcases the top East Asian Stand-ups, sharing the bill with Phil Wang, Evelyn Mok, Nigel NG, Ken Cheng and Yurijo Kotani. Kuan-wen is also a proud queer performer, having been featured in 21 Soho’s LGBTQ+ History Month line up and hosting the final of LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year competition in 2019 and 2022. As well as performing comedy, Kuan-wen is a UK Chartered Accountant.
Evelyn Mok is a Swedish-Chinese comedian and writer based in London. Born in Sweden to a father from Hong Kong and a Chinese mother who was born and raised in India, she quickly made a name for herself on the Swedish stand-up scene. Becoming a fixture on Swedish television in stand-up, sitcoms and comedy shows, she starred in the critically acclaimed 8-part comedy-drama Course in Self-Annihilation (SVT). After relocating to London, she was awarded the Pleasance Indies Award for her 2017 Edinburgh Fringe debut show. On British television she has appeared on Mock the Week (BBC), Hypothetical (Dave), Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Central and acted in several shows including Julia Davies’ Sally4Ever (HBO), Billie Piper’s I Hate Suzy (Sky), with roles in Marvel’s Spiderman: Far From Home, Amazon’s Wheel of Time; My Happy Ending.
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