In Conversation with Phil Wang

16 Sep 2021

Starts: 18:30

Alexandra Palace Theatre

    “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 to 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 at once.

    In conversation for this exclusive event, Phil will reflect on his experiences as a Eurasian man, having been born in Stoke-on-Trent, raised in Malaysia and came 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 delves into Britain and Malaysia’s shared histories, bringing his trademark cynicism and wit to topics ranging from food, family, cultural cachet and assimilation, to empire, colonialism 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, whilst also considering wider questions about race, empire and the idea of home.

    Age restriction 12+

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    How to get here

    Alexandra Palace
    Alexandra Palace Way
    London
    N22 7AY

    Tube: Wood Green
    Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
    Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus

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