Kuan-wen Huang

“Taiwanese Force of Nature”


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.  

  • Runner up laurelFrog and Bucket Beat the Frog The World Series 2019
  • Finalist laurelHackney Empire NATYS Award 2019

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