Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang Review: Amusing

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang, a one-hour comedy special featuring British-Malaysian stand-up comedian Phil Wang is now out on Netflix. Directed by Barbara Wiltshire, the special was shot amid the pandemic at the London Palladium.

The synopsis for the special reads – Phil Wang explores race, romance, politics and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage in this special filmed at the London Palladium.

– Philly Philly Wang Wang review contains mild spoilers –

Phil Wang starts his Netflix special Philly Philly Wang Wang by welcoming his guests at the London Palladium. The comedian reveals that the show was dated to be filmed in May 2020. But something came up (COVID-19 pandemic), and that didn’t happen. As someone who belongs to a mixed-race (British and Chinese), Wang jokes about his identity, name, and food culture.

Phil cleverly incorporates a joke on the insane bat hypothesis that led to COVID-19 while talking about the differences in Asian food culture, particularly in China and the UK. The comedian also expresses his displeasure about getting old as he turned 31. He talks about the struggles of transitioning from your twenties to your thirties, as well as the changes that your body goes through, which most adults in this age bracket can relate to (or not).

The pandemic has impacted everyone’s life, and it has given artists a lot to talk about. Comedians, on the other hand, get to tell jokes. In Netflix’s Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang, the comedian discusses how people used to be afraid of terrorists, unattended packages, and internet bots/hackers. However, in the last two years, the threat has become more abstract, unable to be seen, and people have to be aware of surfaces. I enjoyed this segment the most from his entire set because it’s tragically hilarious. To understand it better, I suggest you watch the special!

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Philly Philly Wang Wang Review

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In the one-hour comedy special Philly Philly Wang Wang on Netflix, comedian Phil Wang jokes about his farts, dating apps, male-female contraception methods, his balls, his romance/sex life and more. The comic also jokes on the world’s most absurdly hilarious debate, which pits meat-eaters against non-meat eaters and vegans.

Netflix describes the special as witty and quirky, and that’s what Wang has delivered. I’ve never seen a man make so many puns about his name in a comedy special ever. The good part is that all the puns were good, and most of the jokes land well. Wang discusses how we live in a time when it’s hard to ascertain what’s acceptable and what’s not when it comes to humour.  He discusses imitating other people’s accents and offers some rules for comedians who want to attempt it. The rules are humorous, but they also make a lot of sense.

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, Phil Wang’s comedy special is enjoyable and amusing. Along with his jokes, his random imitations also makes the show so funny. If you have an hour this week to spare, you should certainly watch it.

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang is now streaming on Netflix.

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Phil Wang Philly Philly Wang Wang Review: In the one-hour Netflix special, comedian Phil Wang jokes about romance, the pandemic and discusses his race.

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