My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin

Phil Wang, comedian.

March 13, 2023

My guest today is a is a British-Malaysian stand-up comedian and comedy writer. Born in the UK, when he was one week old his parents moved to Malaysia, where he attended school until the age of sixteen. The family then returned to England, moving to Bath in Somerset, which my guest once described as “a spa town for people who find Cheltenham too ethnic'.

While studying Engineering at King’s College Cambridge, he joined the Footlights drama club, of which he later became president. Since graduating, Wang has performed with the sketch comedy group Daphne, and become a fixture on British televisions, appearing on Have I Got News for You, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and as a contestant on the seventh season of Taskmaster. He also co-hosts the podcast Budpod with his friend and fellow comedian, Pierre Novelli, where, among many other things, the pair often discuss video games.

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