The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that Ali Wong, with an eight-show residency this spring at the Beacon Theatre, will become the third comedian to perform that many times on its stage, and first among women. Only Jerry Seinfeld (who has 81 shows and counting in his long-running monthly or bimonthly residency) and Eddie Izzard (with 12 shows) have mounted more solo stand-up shows at the Beacon.

Said Wong: “I moved to NYC in my late 20s to become a better stand-up comedian. When I lived there, I would perform up to nine sets per night for no money, often in shitty bars where there were sometimes only two people in the audience. It’s incredibly thrilling to return 10 years later to do a residency at the legendary Beacon Theatre. Hopefully there will be more than two people in the audience.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ali to the MSG family as the first female comedian to have a residency at the iconic Beacon Theatre,” said Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president, MSG Live, The Madison Square Garden Company. “Ali was originally slated to play one show at The Beacon, but demand has been so overwhelming – a testament to her enthusiastic fans – that she has already sold out seven shows and announced an eighth, putting her third on the list of performances by comedians at the venue. This is an incredible accomplishment for her first Beacon appearance and certainly cements her as a force in the New York comedy world.”

Ali Wong’s residency shows are as follows:
Sunday, March 29 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT!
Monday, March 30 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, March 31 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, April 1 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT!
Thursday, April 2 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT!
Friday, April 3 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT!
Saturday, April 4 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT!
Thursday, April 23 – 7:30PM – ON SALE NOW!

Tickets for Wong’s eighth Beacon show on April 23 are currently available for purchase by the general public via Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster Charge by Phone (1-866-858-0008). Tickets will also be available at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices on Saturday, Feb. 1. Prices range from $49.50 to $99.50.