Ali Wong has opened up about an embarrassing stand-up set on Ellen Show where Eddie Murphy was also in the audience on Ellen, which airs on Wednesday, October 23.
Wong who is 37 was on the show to promote her new book, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life, she revealed that she is opening a ‘secret show’ for Dave Chappelle that Eddie Murphy just happened to be at.
While Ali wong admitted that she normally uses those shows to try out new material, she used her best work, in hopes of making Murphy laugh his iconic laugh, but it didn’t work out so well.
Ali wong said that the environment is already pretty difficult because everyone there is always thinking, ‘when is Dave Chappelle coming on.’
‘But then, Eddie Murphy was right there in the audience and I can see him.
In the club, in L.A. There were nearly 100 people, and quickly, the feeling wasn’t when was Dave Chappelle coming on but it was like, “Oh my God, it’s Eddie Murphy.”‘
And that’s all about I can think of too. She said, So I was planning to do this new material and instead I decided to do 10 minutes of my very best material at the time… and I ate it so hard.
Wong recently performed 13 sold-out shows at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, where a number of celebrities came by, including her co-star Keanu Reeves.
She also said that, after the show, she told him he was ‘gonna go buy merch’ from her husband, Justin Hakuta, who, ‘graduated from Harvard Business School, is standing in the lobby, and slanging Ali Wong tote bags, shower curtains tote bags.
Ali wong also said that Reeves said that he wanted to see her husband selling merch, and when she said he would get ‘mobbed’ he brushed it off and said ‘it’s fine’ while revealing what he bought.