Saturday, November 3, 2018

HollyShorts: Curious Georgina - Helen Hong Interview

Photo Credit: JBN Media

Helen Hong is a comedian, actor, host, and chronically single. Helen has performed standup comedy on Last Call with Carson Daly, The Arsenio Hall Show, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, Standup in Stilettos, Gotham Comedy Liveand the Showtime documentary Why We Laugh: Funny Women.

Helen plays Janet Fung in the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis and her voice can be heard as Thistle Lady in 20th Century Fox Animation’s Epic. Her TV appearances include roles on Parks and Recreation, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, New Girl, The Crazy Ones and Inside Amy Schumer. Helen channels her own Asian mother as recurring character Mrs. Wong on Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans.

Helen is the series host of Geek VS Geek, a tech debate segment on She is a sharp and snappy emcee, moderator and auctioneer, and her awesome wedding emcee-ingwas featured in an episode of Cake Boss on TLC.

Helen’s adorable stage presence and lively accountsof her ridiculous dating life and immigrant family have landed her on Huffington Post’s favorite female comedians list. She was also named by Buzzfeed as one of 18 Comedians Who Could Take Over the Late Show from David Letterman. Although she can’t seem to get it together in her own romantic life, Helen is an excellent wingman/matchmaker/dating coach and put those skills to use in Logo Channel’s reality series Setup Squad. Her matchmaking prowess was highlighted in a profile in The New York Times.

Before launching her full-time career as a performer, Helen worked behind the scenes as a TV director/producer on such hit series as What Not To Wear, Four Weddings andSay Yes to the Dress. When she’s not onstage, Helen loves to karaoke, play board games, and indulges a secret addiction to British crime dramas on Netflix. She also goes on A LOT of first dates.

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Inspired by her Korean family pressure to find a husband, Georgina decides to explore her life-long curiosity in women. But she's bad at picking up ladies. Like, scary bad. (Based on true events)

Helen Hong on the Red Carpet at HollyShorts with JBN Journalist, Americo Galli.

Helen Hong on the Red Carpet at HollyShorts Film Festival.


HollyShorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, TV, and Digital Microbudget.

Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros). Sound: Edward Chung.

HOLLYSHORTS TAKES PLACE AUGUST 9-18, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theater, Harmony Gold Theater and other locations in Hollywood. Nearly 400 short films will compete for the festival’s top prizes. Last year HollyShorts finalists included 3 out of the 5 Live Action Oscar nominees and the winning short Silent Child from Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton. This year, HollyShorts received an all-time record 5,000 submissions from over 80 countries. The competition will feature Live Action, Animation and Documentary Shorts as well as web series, student shorts, music videos, TV pilots, and VR. The festival also features a screenplay competition where the winning short gets greenlit, shot and shown at next year’s festival courtesy of Seattle Film Summit.
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