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Untitled Ali Wong Special (Netflix)
Most audiences will recognize Ali Wong as Doris in American Housewife, while others more familiar with her comedic sensibilities may recall her work as a writer on Fresh Off the Boat. However, anyone with a Netflix subscription will surely know Wong from her brilliant 2016 stand-up special Baby Cobra, which she performed while seven months pregnant. Last week, she announced she would be recording a brand new special for Netflix at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. “I don’t know when it’s going to premiere. Sometime in 2018,” she exclaimed in the video. “These motherfuckers don’t tell me anything.”