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Ali Wong is still promoting Always Be My Maybe, which I enjoyed. I also like that it’s being heralded for its representation and for breaking down stereotypes. Ali is also helping break down stereotypes for pregnant women, as she was pregnant during her two stand-up specials. Ali wore a fitted, black and white striped H&M dress while performing seven months pregnant for her special, Baby Cobra. She pointed out that male comics never took a break from comedy when they had kids, but women comics tended to disappear while pregnant. Ali wanted to combat that by showing herself very pregnant and very capable of doing her job well. She was so successful that the Smithsonian asked for the dress to put in the Museum of American History. What she told Jimmy about the dress was:What happened to that dress?I still have it but the Smithsonian asked me to donate it to the National Museum of American History. For real, real. But I said no because it’s discontinued and I wanted to save it for my daughter. But then I had two and there’s only one of the dress and I was like, I don’t want them to fight over the dress, so… And it would be an honor to have that dress at that museum. That’s quite an honor, to have something you wore in the SmithsonianIt is an honor and when they asked me and I decided to give it to them, I think a lot about my dad because he grew up in this one-bedroom apartment in Chinatown with no running water. And he worked his @$$ off to study and become this anesthesiologist to provide the best life possible for me and my siblings. And even when I was struggling, he was so supportive. He would come to – not so well attended shows – and I’d announce, “oh, my dad is here,” after doing a really filthy joke, it would be good to say, “my dad is here!” And he would stand up and go like this and he would look like he just won the Indy 500. Or concurred Mt. Everest.And then when he died, I was still struggling and I think about him seeing that costume in the Smithsonian – he would probably be outside that museum every day, just going like There is a lot in this story that got to me. Ali was pregnant with Mari during Baby Cobra and pregnant with Nikki in Hard Knock Wife . When she was on Ellen, she said that Mari identifies herself and Nikki by what ‘animal’ Ali was wearing during each special So I get why Ali wanted to hang on to the dress for her girls. But Mari’s cool factor will go up by 1000% when she’s on her school trip to the Smithsonian and she can point to the bump in the exhibit and say, “yeah, that’s me.” The story of Ali’s dad is really touching. Her father died in 2011 of cancer. That was the same year her career really took off. Baby Cobra aired in 2016. I love that even though he missed her meteoric rise, she knows, without a doubt, how proud he’d be. When Ali told Jimmy she’d said no to the museum, he pointed out that “Fonzie’s jacket’s there!” I remember when Fonzie’s jacket was put in the Smithsonian, Henry Winkler got emotional talking about the significance of his parents being there because they’d fled persecution in Nazi Germany and now their son was being immortalized for his contribution to American culture. I just can’t imagine a better acknowledgement of a life well-earned, both by Henry’s parents and by Ali’s. I love that Ali took comfort in what her father’s reaction would be. I can’t wait to visit the dress in the museum – that is, if Ali ever remembers to send it to them.Check out "Ali Wong: Baby Cobra" on Netflix ????? too funny!! #LunchBreakGiggles https://t.co/hwfyCCfKRm pic.twitter.com/PuRkIEZNNg— Amanda September May 17, 2016 Netflix Dropped a Teaser for Ali Wong's ‘Hard Knock Wife’ & She Is Spilling *All* the Tea https://t.co/Nf6qlZYtg1 pic.twitter.com/BvwtjzM13d— PureWow May 11, 2018 Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function).push};gie)});Photo credit: WENN Photos, Twitter and Getty ImagesCelebitchy

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