Leicester Comedy Festival 2023 Best Show nominee Kuan-wen stumbled upon stand-up comedy in Berlin during his break from a corporate career in November 2015. He relocated back to Britain in summer 2016 to purse a career in comedy.
Often described as a fast-paced and an effervescent performer on stage, Kuan-wen blends his observations of a bewildered immigrant with his bubbly gay persona. Kuan-wen participated in Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022 as one-third of the AAA Stand up at Underbelly; he followed up in 2023 with his debut solo show "Ilha Formosa", which received critical acclaims. It was selected as "Top 10 Jokes from the Fringe" by The Guardian and Kuan-wen was invited as part of the line up of BBC Radio 4's "Fresh From the Fringe".
Kuan-wen subsequently transferred the show to Soho Theatre in London. He also brought the show to as far as Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, his home country Taiwan for international audiences, with more dates in Ireland, Hungary and Sweden planned this year.
Kuan-wen also wrote for and acted in series 2 of East Mode with Nigel NG on Comedy Central.
Comedy Central Live Series 2 2023 (Ep 30)
Channel 4 Jokes Only An Immigrant Can Tell 2023
Comedy Central Live Series 1 2022 (Ep 3)
Comedy Central at the Edinburgh Fringe 2020 (Ep 9)
Nominee, Best Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2023
Nominee, Channel 4 inaugural Sean Lock Comedy Award 2023
Winner, Prague Fringe Brian's Life Award 2023