Sometimes other people can describe your show better than you can. A few reviewers came to Jennifer Wong is Spineless on my media night, and here’s what some of them had to say:
“The show centres on Wong’s fascination with literature and language, drawing insightful parallels between her native tongue of English and her not-so-perfect attempts at Cantonese and Mandarin.
Although softly spoken, Jennifer is the loud voice of reason, depicting the clashes of culture and difficulties second-generation Chinese-Australians face as our nation’s relationship with China grows, in terms of business, culture and language. Yet, despite some serious undertones, she still delivers her material with quick wit, plenty of puns and charisma.”
- What’s On Comedy
“The show’s overall humour is self-deprecating with touches of dorky enthusiasm. Wong unashamedly declares her love of puns and tests out her favourites with the audience. Some puns are brilliant; others are terrible in the best possible way, but Wong’s strengths lie in her storytelling abilities. Her off-kilter observations on racial stereotypes and the Chinese language are charming and entertaining, and perfectly paired with her unique vernacular and wit. Her delivery skews towards awkward, which is very endearing.”
“If there’s a quiet achiever award for comedy, Sydney stand-up Jennifer Wong might be your winner.”
- Herald Sun
The media night was not without its hiccups, and you can read about that here. Thanks to all the reviewers and writers for their time and consideration!
Want to come to the show anyway? It’s playing at The Portland Hotel until 21 April. Book tickets here.