Vong Show: Comedian, Producer, Optimist!
Official spokesperson for gay, super cute Asians. Sharing the Gaysian perspective on culture, sports and trending topics. Creator of RICE Asian Comedy Showcase and founder of Comedy Cares, partnering comedians and charities to raise money for worthy causes.
As a gay visible minority who survived growing up in the “murder capital of Canada,” Vong has got some compelling stories to tell! But growing up he always felt like the narratives in media rarely reflected his experiences or the lives of his friends and family. He was inspired to pursue standup comedy to share his story and build a platform to celebrate unique voices whose stories need to be heard.
Vong burst on to the comedy scene in 2010 with his American television debut on MTV Logo Network’s One Night Stand Up, filmed in San Francisco, California at the historic Great American Music Hall. At the start of 2020, Vong filmed his first Canadian-produced standup comedy concert film live at CBC Glenn Gould Studio in front of back-to-back sold-out audiences. The concert film and accompanying soundtrack are currently in post-production and set for release in 2022.
In 2007, Vong founded Comedy Cares, a non-profit organization partnering comedians and charities to raise funds for worthy causes. Comedy Cares has partnered with prestigious media organizations including National Post, AOL Canada and Metroland to raise over $100,000 for charitible organizations including Raise-a-Reader and Learning Enrichment Foundation.