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Comedian Kristina Wong tackles race and global poverty with new LA show

Kristina Wong performs her show
Kristina Wong performs her show "The Wong Street Journal."
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"The Wong Street Journal" is a new one-woman show from performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong.  

It's billed as "part psychedelic TED lecture, part amateur hip-hop extravaganza, and part nonsense." 

The show was inspired by a trip Wong took a few years ago to Africa and it tackles a wide range of subjects— social media, economic theory, poverty and race.

The show opens tonight at the REDCAT theater in downtown L.A. 

Take Two host Alex Cohen recently caught up with Kristina Wong as she was rehearing for the show, and talked with her about her approach to performance art— infusing tough issues with humor. 

To hear the full interview with Kristina Wong, click the link above.

"The Wong Street Journal" is playing at the REDCAT November 12-15. Call 213-237-2800 or click here for tickets.