“Taiwanese Force of Nature”Chortle
Nominated for Sean Lock Award for Channel 4, 2023
Nominated for Best Show Leicester Festival, 2023
Kuan-wen Huang is an emerging comedian, writer and actor from Taiwan, with major breakthroughs on the UK circuit in the last few years. With a unique voice and his trademark quirky persona, Kuan-wen is an alumni of the Soho Theatre Young Company and performed for Comedy Central at the Edinburgh Fringe and recorded Comedy Central Live in 2022.
Kuan-wen performed his debut solo show, ‘Ilha Formosa’, at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe and was listed in The Guardian’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe.
Kuan-wen is an increasingly recognisable face amongst performers of East Asian heritages in the UK. For three years in a row, Kuan-wen performed as part of Yellow Xmas comedy show, which “showcases the top East Asian Stand-ups”, sharing the bill with Phil Wang, Evelyn Mok, Nigel NG, Ken Cheng and Yurijo Kotani. Kuan-wen is also a proud queer performer, having been featured in various pride events and 21 Soho’s LGBTQ+ History Month line up.
A seasoned comedy show compere, Kuan-wen is a regular host at Downstairs at the King’s Head for its New Acts Try Out night. He also hosted various heats and the final of LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year competition in 2019 and 2022.
As well as performing comedy, Kuan-wen is a UK Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.
“Taiwanese Force of Nature” Chortle
- Frog and Bucket Beat the Frog The World Series 2019
- Hackney Empire NATYS Award 2019