In addition to being a fan favorite on the hit NPR podcast Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Helen Hong has performed standup comedy on The Arsenio Hall Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Gotham Comedy Live and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. She hosts the live trivia podcast Go Fact Yourself on the Maximum Fun Network. Helen was featured in the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis, and is a recurring character in two series, The Thundermans on Nickelodeon and Blunt Talk on Starz. Helen has also guest starred on Jane the Virgin, Parks and Recreation, Pretty Little Liars, and Splitting Up Together. Helen’s sharp wit on current events have been featured on CNN, PBS, The Young Turks and The Stephanie Miller Show. A proud feminist and political progressive, her opinion videos on NowThis have surpassed 7.1 million views. Helen has performed for the troops in the Middle East and for international audiences in Asia, Europe and Latin America. She always wants to pet your dog and have a bite of your donut. DO NOT LET HER HAVE THE WHOLE DONUT.
Helen Hong is a comedian, actor, host, and chronically single. Helen has performed standup comedy on Last Call with Carson Daly, The Arsenio Hall Show, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, Standup in Stilettos, Gotham Comedy Live and the Showtime documentary Why We Laugh: Funny Women. Helen plays Janet Fung in the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis and her voice can be heard as Thistle Lady in 20th Century Fox Animation’s Epic. Her TV appearances include roles on Parks and Recreation, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, New Girl, The Crazy Ones and Inside Amy Schumer. Helen channels her own Asian mother as recurring character Mrs.Wong on Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans. Helen is the series host of Geek VS Geek, a tech debate segment on eHow.com. She is a sharp and snappy emcee, moderator and auctioneer, and her awesome wedding emcee-ing was featured in an episode of Cake Boss on TLC. Helen Hong is a comedian, TV personality, actor and dating expert. Helen’s adorable stage presence and mischievous point of view have landed her on The Huffington Post’s Favorite Female Comedians list and a profile in The New York Times. She’s a favorite pop-culture funny gal on TV Guide Network’s “Count It Down” series and Fuse Network’s “Video on Trial” series, and stars as a professional wing-woman on Logo Channel’s reality dating series “Setup Squad.” She’s been seen on E!, TLC, PBS and in national commercials for Fedex, Walgreens and Honda. Helen’s “cute little Asian girl” demeanor and irreverent material have been featured on TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos”, OWN Network’s Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, and in the Showtime documentary “Why We Laugh: Funny Women”. She’s a regular comedy panelist on “The Yo Show” on Yahoo.com. She has performed stand up at clubs across the country , including at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, in Puerto Rico for Armed Services Entertainment, and at dozens of colleges and universities. Helen makes her feature film debut as Janet Fung in the upcoming Coen Brothers movie Inside Llewyn Davis, and gives an over-the-top performance as Mrs. Wong in Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans. Her voice can be heard as Thistle Lady in 20th Century Fox Animation’s Epic and she’s appeared on The Crazy Ones on CBS. Look for Helen in two Comedy Central series: Inside Amy Schumer and Adam Devine’s House Party. Helen’s adorable stage presence and lively accounts of her ridiculous dating life and immigrant family have landed her on Huffington Post’s favorite female comedians list. She was also named by Buzzfeed as one of 18 Comedians Who Could Take Over the Late Show from David Letterman. Although she can’t seem to get it together in her own romantic life, Helen is an excellent wingman/matchmaker/dating coach and put those skills to use in Logo Channel’s reality series Setup Squad. Her matchmaking prowess was highlighted in a profile in The New York Times. Before launching her full-time career as a performer, Helen worked behind the scenes as a TV director/producer on such hit series as What Not To Wear, Four Weddings and Say Yes to the Dress. When she’s not onstage, Helen loves to karaoke, play board games, and indulges a secret addiction to British crime dramas on Netflix. She also goes on A LOT of first dates.