Comedian Ali Wong / Park Theater / Las Vegas / October 7 /Tickets
When Ali Wong’s comedy special, Baby Cobra, was released on Netflix last month, this once little known standup and writer was instantly praised as “a comic genius” and “groundbreaker”. This is one of the rare instances where the puffery is deserved. Wong, known before almost solely for her work on ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat, doesn’t just deliver one of the filthiest and funniest comedy specials I’ve ever seen, she does it while seven months pregnant. You haven’t seen comedy until you’ve seen a heavily pregnant woman miming how she likes to stick her thumb up her husband’s butt while having sex because his fear about being gay turns her on.
Aside from the sex – and there is A LOT of sex in Baby Cobra – Wong looks at not obviously comedic subjects including her previous miscarriage and fertility struggles and makes them genuinely hilarious, while also picking apart both sexism and feminism.
Wong is about to embark on a sold-out set in DC and, yes, she’s bringing along her eight-month-old daughter, although not in utero this time. She will be performing in Las Vegas on October 7th at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino.