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Jennifer Wong is a Chinese Australian writer, comedian, and MC based in Sydney.

As a food enthusiast with a love of wordplay, she’s the presenter of Chopsticks or Fork?, a six-part ABC series on Chinese restaurants in regional Australia.

As a writer, her work on mental health, food, and cultural identity has been published by ABC Everyday, ABC News, Broadsheet, Monocle, and SBS News. She currently writes a column for SBS Food called The Mostest.

Jennifer has performed stand-up all over Australia, and in Edinburgh and Shanghai. Her most recent stand-up show, How to English Harder, was sold out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Belvoir St Downstairs.

She’s a regular guest on The Cook Up with Adam Liaw (SBS) and Celebrity Letters and Numbers (SBS).

As a broadcaster, Jennifer’s a regular guest on ABC Local Radio programs, and her work has aired on ABC Radio National programs such as Books and Arts, and Corona Tales. In 2016, she hosted 40 episodes of ABC iview’s Bookish, where she interviewed local and international writers about reading and writing.

In 2021, she was the presenter of a two-part SBS Dateline special on China and Taiwan, which was a finalist in the 2022 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards International Affairs category.

Jennifer is also the curator of In Other Words, the writers and big ideas festival as part of the 2022 OzAsia Festival in Adelaide.

Testimonials

“I can’t tell you how much we loved working with Jennifer – she delivered a terrific experience for our participants. I really appreciated how much she engaged in understanding the event we wanted to create and then did the work to make it happen. Her contribution was more than being our MC or comedian, she helped co-design our program and because she understood our audience and our event was able to be flexible and manage the event so that it delivered for the people attending.
 
Jennifer was a total delight to work with – she was generous with her time and ideas and helped us structure an evening that was fun, celebratory and had plenty of laughs. 
 
We had a great time with Jennifer, she has a wonderful, kind energy and is a bundle of fun to spend time with. After a really intense day, it was a real tonic to laugh and be able to relax knowing that she had the evening in hand. 
 
11/10 would engage Jennifer again!”
 

—NSW Council of Social Service

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