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Dayo Wong

Dayo Wong Tze-wah (黃子華), born 5 September 1960, is a Hong Kong stand-up comedy, actor, presenter, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter who is the pioneer of stand-up comedy in Hong Kong. Wong gained a degree in philosophy from the University of Alberta in Canada. He began his career in the entertainment industry in Hong Kong in 1984, but he is best known for his works in live stand-up comedy which he started performing regularly since 1990. Since then he has starred in TV dramas and films, and recorded his own album. Dayo had his TVB TV series debut in 1999, acting as "Lai Sam" in "Justice Sung 2". A year later, he reached a milestone of his TV series career. Dayo as a lazy office assistant in a law firm in War of the Gender, wining the My Favourite Television Character Award in the year of 2002. It is when his flame reached his highest point. 2004 is a fruitful year for Day, it is when he won two awards, the My Favourite On-Screen Partners (with Ada Choi in "Catch the Uncatchable") and again, the My Favourite Television Character Award (also in "Catch the Uncatchable"). He was so close to the "TV King" Award (The Best Actor Award). He was on the nomination list of the award in both 2007 and 2009. He finally crowned as TV King with "Bounty Lady" in 2013. To Dayo, the award was accumulative result of his TVB dramas. He also revealed that his relationship with Chilam were like cousins. In that year, Chilam Cheung started as the clear favourite of the audience due to his absolute popularity starring as Captain Cool in "Triumph in the Skies 2". Though Chilam ended up bagging the Most Popular Male Character, he sounded disappointed in his acceptance speech (the price is widely recognised as a consolation prize to the The Best Actor Award). Chilam did not stay behind the ceremony for the TVB official interview. He explained that he was not informed to stay behind for any interview. The discord rumours between Chilam and Dayo begin to spread out widely. However, the rumour was shot down when Chilam surprised Dayo by his sudden appearance at a meal gathering of the Bounty Lady. Besides the TVB drama career, Dayo is also well known to be a stand-up comedian. He introduced stand up comedy (talk show) to Hong Kong. He has done thirteen talk show so far, mainly targeting local Hongkongese. Unlike Northern American stand-up comedian, his jokes usually includes a lot of political and philosophical content, which brings up a high level of consonant among audience. "Hong Kong's housing issue is absolutely ridiculous. I have discussed this in my stand-up shows too. Hong Kong residents need to have 13 to 14 times their current annual salary to finally be qualified for home ownership." said the comedian. Up to 2013, he has done as much as thirteen talk show. Seven of them are also performed in Australia, Canada and the United States. Dayo's latest talk show will be performed in October 2014. A month later, the show be in Canada and the United States as well. Comparing with his stand-up comedy and TV dramas, his movies are not as successful. When being asked the reasons behind, he explained that he ultimate goal is to look for something new in his movies. His visions makes his work good to watch, but it is not good enough to attract people to pay for a cinema ticket. The second reason it that he hates doing promotion for his work.


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Born:
Sep 5, 1960 In Hong Kong, China
Movie/TV Credits:
28
First Appeared:
In the movie Pink Bomb 1993-03-27
Latest Project:
Movie The Grand Grandmaster 2020-01-23
Known For
Filmography
Movie The Grand Grandmaster Ma Fei Lung 2020-01-23
Movie Agent Mr. Chan Chan Ho Yan 2018-02-15
Movie Temporary Family Tsui Chi Chung 2014-08-21
Series 奸人坚 2007-10-08
Movie House of Mahjong Beauty Lam 2007-02-01
Series 大冒险家 2006-01-01
Movie Lethal Ninja Copy 2006-11-05
Series 大冒險家 2006-09-09
Movie Bruce Law Stunts Himself 2000-01-01
Series War of the Genders 2000-02-21
Movie 24 Hrs Ghost Story Charlie Chan 1997-04-24
Movie Walk In Tommy Cheung 1997-04-19
Movie Legend of the Wolf Wai 1997-06-14
Movie Those Were the Days Wong Ching-Wai 1997-08-28
Movie Satan Returns Ka-Ming 1996-05-17
Movie All of a Sudden Detective Guy Mak 1996-06-14
Movie Spider Woman Fung Au-yeung 1995-06-09
Movie The Meaning of Life 1995-04-27
Movie Wind Beneath the Wings 1995-06-24
Movie Only Fools Fall in Love Chiu Jack 1995-09-28
Movie Long and Winding Road Sing 1994-08-04
Movie I've Got You, Babe!!! 1994-03-03
Movie Mr. Sardine Mr. Sardine 1994-09-09
Movie Oh! My Three Guys.... Fa 1994-12-01
Movie From Zero to Hero 1994-12-01
Movie Pink Bomb 1993-03-27
Movie Two of a Kind Siu Ping 1993-09-16
Movie Even Mountains Meet Rich Guy 1993-07-03