Ali Wong comes to Warner Theatre
Ali Wong, Sad People Talking; Credit: photography by Mandee Johnson, CleftClips CC BY 2.0

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Ali Wong: Milk and Money Tour 

In a video posted to Instagram, Ali Wong dances to Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” in a children’s playroom—stepping side to side while she fans herself with one hand, holding on to the edge of the couch as she twerks. Her two young daughters are her rapt audience. Though the video doesn’t show their faces, their body language implies mute bewilderment. The caption urges Washington, D.C. to buy tickets to the Milk and Money tour—running six nights at Warner Theatre. The tour is Wong’s follow-up to her Netflix specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife (each of which she famously filmed while seven months pregnant with her first and second child, respectively). Since the release of Hard Knock Wife in 2018, Wong co-wrote and starred in Always Be My Maybe with Fresh Off the Boat colleague Randall Park; voiced the role of anxious song thrush, Bertie, in the adult animated sitcom Tuca & Bertie, which she executive produced; and published a best-selling book written for her daughters, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life. Wong returns to stand-up with a set full of the raunch and relatability that’s become her brand: blowjobs, cheating fantasies, and the strange intersection of womanhood, motherhood, wifedom, and success. The show runs nightly from Aug. 25 to 28 at Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $99.50–$166. All attendees must show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours.