The Great LOL of China: Life of an American Comedian in China | Hopkins Nanjing Center
When and Where
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Nitze Building
Johns Hopkins SAIS Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Nitze Building 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center and George Washington University Confucius Institute host a night of laughter with Xiangsheng master, Fulbright scholar and “Laowai Style” internet celebrity Jesse Appell
The Great LOL of China:
Life of an American Comedian in China
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center and George Washington University Confucius Institute host
bilingual comedian Jesse Appell for a night of laughter!
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Please RSVP by Monday, February 6, 2017. Click HERE to RSVP
Jesse Appell 艾杰西
Fulbright Scholar, Intercultural Comedian
Jesse Appell is a Fulbright Scholar Alumni whose research focuses on Chinese humor and performance. He is a disciple of master Xiangsheng performer Ding Guangquan, and regularly performs Xiangsheng, bilingual improv comedy, and Chinese stand-up live and on TV. Jesse creates comedic online videos intended for the Chinese audience; one of these, “Laowai Style,” gathered 2 million hits across several media platforms. He has been seen and heard on CBS, Tedx, PBS, NPR, and PRI as well as Chinese media such as CCTV and CRI. Jesse founded www.laughbeijing.com, with the aim of using comedy to bridge cultural gaps. Jesse’s bilingual comedy writing aims to overcome cultural gaps by focusing on storytelling and character rather than surface differences and stereotypes.