The ‘women aren’t funny’ stereotype rears its ugly head every time a female-led comedy project garners some success. 2024’s film and TV awards season has seen several female stand-up comics take home awards for their acting roles, including Ali Wong for her lead role in Beef. How did Wong’s start in stand-up comedy get her to this point? How have Asian-American female comedians contributed to the current landscape of Asian-American representation in the entertainment industry?