Who is Peng Dang? Comedian's age, Instagram and career explored

Eve Edwards May 12, 2021
Who is Peng Dang? Comedian's age, Instagram and career explored

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Comedian Peng Dang is currently trending due to a recent incident involving fellow comedian Tony Hinchcliffe, which Dang shared on Twitter.

While Hinchcliffe is well-known as one of the writers of the Comedy Central Roast series, comedy fans might be new to Peng Dang’s work. Let’s get to know him better.

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Who is Peng Dang?

Peng Dang is a comedian from China, who is now based in Texas, USA. He moved from China to the States at the age of 25 and has been pursuing his comedy dreams since.

Peng also went to school at Auburn, so relocated to Alabama for five years.

In August 2019, Peng was 34 years old, which makes him currently 36.

Peng Dang: Comedy career

In an interview led by fellow comedian Joey Johnson, Peng Dang revealed where his love for comedy, stand-up and improv came from. Peng explained that there is a big comedy scene in China, although it differs from classic American stand-up.

Peng said: “We have stand-up comedy but it’s not really American-style stand-up comedy.

“The traditional form of stand-up in China has two people on stage, talking back and forth. We call it the ‘cross-talk’.

“There is this really classic two-man act that has two of my favourite comics in China called Qizhi and Da Bing. One of them tells this story about living in a condo with bad neighbours, but while he tells and acts out his side of the story, the other one will act out the (role of) neighbours.”

Jimmy O Yang and Joe Wong are cited as his inspiration to take to the stage.

He added: “One of my struggles at Auburn was just talking to people. With the day-to-day interactions as an immigrant, I didn’t think it was possible for me to be funny on stage.”

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Follow Peng Dang on Instagram

If you’re a fan of Peng Dang’s comedy and want to keep up to date with his latest work, you can follow him on social media. Peng Dang has profiles on Instagram and Twitter.

Peng has more than 1,500 followers on Instagram as of publication date.

You can follow him @pengdangcomedy.

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