"Ada Cheng left her tenured position as a professor to become a stand-up comedian and storyteller.
She taught at Depaul University in Chicago for over a decade before she decided to switch careers in 2016.
"You got to jump off the cliff to fly. You've got to take the chance with yourself. ... When I left, I didn't have performance background. I was an academic for 15 years," Cheng said."
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