|Nationality Vietnamese American|
Name Dat Phan
Genres Observational comedy
Medium Stand-up comedy
|Born January 25, 1975 (age 40)
Saigon, South Vietnam (1975-01-25) |
Subject(s) everyday life, self-deprecation, racial stereotypes
Influences Benny Hill, Buddy Hackett, Bill Cosby, Brian Regan, Chris Rock, Conan O'Brien, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, John Ritter, Pablo Francisco, Robin Williams
Education West Hills High School, Grossmont College
Influenced by Benny Hill, Buddy Hackett, Bill Cosby, Brian Regan
Movies and TV shows Last Comic Standing, The Hungover Games, Sake‑Bomb, Dat Phan Live, Comedy Zen: Season 1
Similar People Chris Rock, Pablo Francisco, Robin Williams, Josh Stolberg, Conan O'Brien
Vietnamese pride dat phan vietnamese american
Dat Phan (born January 25, 1975) is a Vietnamese American stand-up comedian.
- Vietnamese pride dat phan vietnamese american
- Dat Phan!
- Early life
- TV appearances
- Last Comic Standing
Phan was born in Saigon. When he was a child, he, his mother, and nine of his siblings emigrated from South Vietnam to the United States. They suffered financial hardships throughout his childhood. He grew up in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, California, then spent his teenage years in Santee, California, a suburb of San Diego. Phan was voted most successful of his class at his West Hills High School ten-year reunion, and was voted into Grossmont College's Walk of Fame.
In 2003, he entered the first season of NBC's stand-up comedy competition reality show, Last Comic Standing. He was picked on by the other contestants due to his relative youth in the comedy world. Nonetheless, Phan was the surprise winner of Last Comic Standing, and subsequently has made cameo appearances in Hollywood films such as Cellular and Love Is the Drug. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Dat Phan Productions released the DVD Dat Phan: Live and the CD You Touch, You Buy, in stores January 2010, and began pre-production on a movie titled Yellow Fever. He has endorsed the Jade Ribbon Campaign established to fight against hepatitis B and liver cancer.
Phan has most recently been featured in the new DirecTV campaign, "The Whale".
Last Comic Standing
Phan was the original winner of Last Comic Standing and won in the finals against Ralphie May in 2003. In Fall 2004, he returned for the third season dubbed "Battle of the Best" which was season 1 against season 2. In the fifth round, he and May got eliminated and contestant Dave Mordal who would become the runner-up stayed in. The Season 2 elimination results had winner and future third placeman John Heffron staying in and Kathleen Madigan and Jay London eliminated.
Sake Bomb 2016