He Huang

Featured act at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Neighbourhood Sessions


A young Asian woman with shoulder-length dark hair is wearing a black shirt. She is standing in front of a carmel backdrop and laughing out loud to the camera.

He Huang grew up in a small town of Chongqing, China, a mountainous region. Her family lived in that area for generations with a strong passion for drinking, cursing, and gambling. Growing up as an only child, she was pampered with love and did not like sharing food, “very impulsive and selfish", a lovely quote from her mum. She finished her university in Beijing and pursued her master’s degree in Washington D.C. During her years of living abroad and dealing with culture shocks and family dramas, she found out that stand-up comedy is so far the best anger management technique to keep people around her safe. Fast forward to today, and empowered by doing stand-up in English, she feels sassier and more fearless than ever not to be a good Chinese daughter because her parents don't understand English.

Watch a clip of her performance at the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival