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Travelling light: stand up comedy in Beijing

In China it is not hard to detect western influences. KFC is the most popular restaurant chain; posh western brands are popular too, and western cars.

But could western humour make it over there? Jesse Appell from Boston is trying to take US stand-up to Beijing.

Here's a taste of his act. He speaks in Mandarin of course to the audience, but he's translated it for us.

  • 01 Feb 2014