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Nationality  Vietnamese American
Role  Comedian
Name  Dat Phan

Genres  Observational comedy
Medium  Stand-up comedy
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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, Sakeā€‘Bomb, Dat Phan Live, Comedy Zen: Season 1
Similar People  Chris Rock, Pablo Francisco, Robin Williams, Josh Stolberg, Conan O'Brien

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Dat Phan (born January 25, 1975) is a Vietnamese American stand-up comedian.


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Early life

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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.


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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.

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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.

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Phan has most recently been featured in the new DirecTV campaign, "The Whale".

TV appearances

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  • Last Comic Standing 1 (2003)
  • Good Morning, Miami (March 20, 2003)
  • Comedy Central Presents: The Commies (2003)
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (August 6, 2003)
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (August 8, 2003)
  • The Award Show Awards Show (2003)
  • The Wayne Brady Show (January 29, 2004)
  • Comedy Central Presents: Dat Phan (2004)
  • Danny Phantom (2004)
  • The West Wing (February 18, 2004)
  • Last Comic Standing 2 (August 12, 2004)
  • Super Bowl XXXIX
  • Last Comic Standing 3 (2004)
  • Family Guy Episode 59 - Breaking Out Is Hard To Do (July 17, 2005)
  • Asian Excellence Awards on May 28, 2007, nominated for Outstanding Comedy Performance
  • Comedy Zen (2007)
  • BET ComicView (December 11, 2007)
  • The Tyra Banks Show Racial Stereotypes (September 30, 2009)
  • DirecTV The Whale (July 20, 2011)
  • Last Comic Standing

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    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.


  • Cellular (2004)
  • Love Is the Drug (2006)
  • Spring Break '83 (2008)
  • The Hungover Games (2014)
  • Sake Bomb 2016

  • "2017"
  • References

    Dat Phan Wikipedia