Kuan-wen Huang is a comedian, writer and actor from Taiwan. He was runner up in Frog and Bucket’s The World Series in 2019 and finalist in Hackney Empire’s New Comedians of the Year in the same year. With a unique voice and his trademark quirky persona, Kuan-wen is an alumni of the Soho Theatre Young Company and performed for Comedy Central at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2020 and recorded Comedy Central Live in 2022.
Kuan-wen is an increasingly recognisable face amongst performers of East Asian heritages in the UK. For three years in a row, Kuan-wen performed as part of Yellow Xmas comedy, which “showcases the top East Asian Stand-ups”, sharing the bill with Phil Wang, Evelyn Mok, Nigel NG, Ken Cheng and Yurijo Kotani. Kuan-wen is also a proud queer act, having performed at Soho Theatre (“The Night Before The Pride‘) in 2022 and featured as part of 21 Soho’s LGBTQ+ History Month line up.
A seasoned comedy show compere, Kuan-wen is a regular host at Downstairs at the King’s Head for its New Acts Try Out night. He also hosted various heats and the final of LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year competition.
As well as performing comedy, Kuan-wen is a UK Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.