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Asia's cool jobs: A career in teaching comedy

2 April 2014 Last updated at 01:48 BST

Can you make a career out of teaching people to be funny?

Jameson Gong runs the first full-time comedy club in Asia where revenue has tripled over the past ten years.

"The first thirty seconds is when the audience decides if they like you or not," says Mr Gong, who also trains aspiring comedians.

In a look at some of Asia's cool jobs, our Hong Kong correspondent Juliana Liu looks at what it takes to make it in the funny business.

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