“How do you achieve work life balance?”
For stand-up comedian Ali Wong, it’s a question she hears time and time again.
It’s no surprise, however, given Wong’s known for being a “mum comedian”.
Ali Wong’s debut 2016 Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra earned her a fanbase of mothers worldwide.
In Baby Cobra, a very pregnant Wong, who was in her third trimester at the time, took to the stage to deliver an hour of jokes on the double standards of parenting
“I can’t tell you how many selfies I’ve gotten asked for at the gynecologist and pediatrician office,” she told The New York Times. “I should sell tickets there.”
Last month, Wong released her second Netflix comedy special Hard Knock Wife.
Pregnant once again, Wong’s Hard Knock Wife dug deep into childbirth, marriage, motherhood and the age-old debate of work life balance.
Her answer on how she achieves a work life balance is simple.
“I have a nanny,” Wong says in Hard Knock Wife.
Wong also spoke about how it infuriates her that so many celebrities don’t acknowledge having a nanny.
“It’s unfair to the hard-core stay-at-home moms to pretend you’re able to have an amazing body by chasing around your kids,” Wong told The New York Times.
“I think one of the hardest things to talk about as a comic is having money because it’s so unrelatable. But this is such a big part of my life,” she added.