Dat Phan & Friends: A Comedy Show
Dat Phan is the Original Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and is a Headlining Comedian touring live across the U.S. He has made numerous TV and movie appearances including “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.”. Dat Phan has been included in The Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition of The Top 10 Most Influential Vietnamese-American Individuals.
Dat was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated with his mother to San Diego, CA. Moving to LA he had to live out of his car, and even after being robbed at gunpoint he wouldn’t stop pursuing his dream of performing comedy. Dat answered phones for The Improv in Hollywood during the day and tried to get as much stage time as possible at night. Later, Dat took the risk and auditioned for the experimental, comedy based show produced by NBC that would launch his career. The rest is history as he was named the funniest person in America on August 5, 2003.
Dat’s culturally insightful comedy inspects ridiculous stereotypes, and shares his experience of being a regular American guy with a Vietnamese heritage. His youthful energy and truly unique life experiences are combined to create the message of living your dreams and reaching out for the stars. Dat Phan’s mission is to bring a more positive portrayal of Asian-Americans to mainstream entertainment and Hollywood. “We want to be seen as more than just martial artists, or bad stereotype token roles in American TV & movies.”
Also featuring Tom Myers, Ryan Lina, Michele Wojo, Thezz Grimes, Kandace Saunders and magic by Judge Mentalist.
*For mature audiences