Joe Wong is originally from China and came to the United Sates in 1994. He has a doctoral degree from Rice University. He works for a large pharmaceutical company in Boston. By all indication, he falls into the stereotype of "smart, hard-working, nerdy, foreign-born" scientist with a heavy accent.
But, he has been moonlighting as a comedian in the New England area. He has become quite popular. He just made his first appearance on David Letterman show.
Some people might argue that some of his jokes make fun of immigrants and are self deprecating. But, if you listen closely to his jokes, you will find that he has an unusually deep understanding of American culture. It’s apparent that he has put in a lot of thoughts into his jokes; they’re not as simple as they sounds. He is clever, insightful, and humorous.
I appreciate his humor. I think we need more people like Joe Wong, who has the courage to break the stereotype and has the persistence to pursue something that he is passionate about.
Do you like his jokes? Check out his appearance on David Letterman Show.