Sydney comedian and writer Jennifer Wong presents Bookish on ABC iview, and is a regular guest on ABC Radio Sydney’s Thank God It’s Friday.
Her first job in TV was writing for Good News Week (Network Ten) in 2008. As a stand-up, she’s performed at arts and comedy festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Edinburgh.
She was a writer/performer in The Serpent’s Table, the sold-out Sydney Festival 2014 co-production by Performance 4a and Griffin Theatre. In 2015 she appeared in the TV comedy Plonk (Channel Nine, Stan).
As an MC and facilitator, Jennifer works regularly with community organisations on events to do with multilingual and multicultural Australia, mental health, and education.
She is currently writing her next stand-up comedy show for the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, How to English Harder. Two weeks only, 11-23 April! Book tickets for Melbourne shows here. There will also be one show at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre (Downstairs). Book online. Language warning: English.
“The super likable star of ABC’s Bookish is a low-key delight. She offers more than a rapid fire one-liner fest though, with an unusually gentle and thoughtful take on life as an introvert; perhaps Sydney’s most polite comedian, she’s also one of its funniest.” – The Guardian
“Smart wordplay and elegant cheek.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“Sharp story-telling, sizzling insight, considered observation. And puns. Wong is one to watch closely.” – The Daily Telegraph
“I’m besotted with Jennifer Wong, this little PA in Plonk. Such a find.” – Margaret Pomeranz, Screen on Foxtel
“A masterful weaver of tales and winner of hearts.” – Tim Ferguson, Doug Anthony All Stars
Comedy and Arts Festivals
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011-2015)
- Sydney Festival (2014)
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2013)
- Melbourne Writers’ Festival (2014)
- Sydney Fringe Festival (2012)
- Sydney Comedy Festival (2013, 2015)
- Perth International Comedy Festival (2013)
TV and Radio
- Bookish (ABC iview), writer/presenter, 2016
- Plonk (Channel 9 and Stan.), actor, 2015
- Thank God It’s Friday (702 ABC Sydney), 2014-Present
- Good News Week (Network 10), writer, 2008
University of New South Wales, Sydney Multicultural Community Services, Mind Australia (Victoria), Lebanese Muslim Association, All Together Now, NSW Reconciliation Council, Australian Institute of International Affairs (NSW), Chinese Australian Forum, fka Children’s Services (Victoria), David Jones, Settlement Services International, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Scanlon Foundation, National Multicultural Women’s Conference, NSW Women of Diversity Dinner, NSW Department of Planning and Environment.