Dat Phan (born January 25, 1975 in Saigon, South Vietnam), is a Vietnamese American stand-up comedian. 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 preproduction on a movie titled Yellow Fever. He has endorsed the Jade Ribbon Campaign established to fight against hepatitis B and liver cancer. Dat Phan has most recently been featured in the new DirecTV campaign, "The Whale".