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An Evening with Phil Wang

An Evening with Phil Wang

"But where are you really from?"

Comedian Phil Wang has been asked this question so many times he's lost count. So he decided to write a book about it.

Join him on publication day to celebrate his debut book Sidesplitter: How To Be From Two Worlds At Once, a hilarious and incisive look at being mixed race and belonging to two cultures.

In conversation for this exclusive event, Phil will reflect on his experiences as a Eurasian man, born in Stoke-on-Trent, raised in Malaysia and coming of age in Bath - ‘a spa town for people who find Cheltenham too ethnic’. He’ll explore the contrasts between Eastern and Western cultures and delve into Britain and Malaysia’s shared histories, bringing his trademark cynicism and wit to topics ranging from food, family and assimilation to empire and soft power.

Covering ground from comedy to colonialism, don’t miss this funny, wry and honest take on being brought up in two very different cultures.

Age guidance: 16+. Show running time: 110 minutes including 20 min interval

Alexandra Palace, London