The Great LOL of China: Life of an American Comedian in China | Hopkins Nanjing Center


by Project Pengyou on February 9th, 2017   229 views

When and Where

  • 09/02/2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Nitze Building
    Johns Hopkins SAIS Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Nitze Building 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington DC
    United States
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The Great LOL of China: Life of an American Comedian in China | Hopkins Nanjing Center

Event Details

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

5:30-7:00pm

 

Please RSVP by Monday, February 6, 2017. Click HERE to RSVP

 

Jesse Appell 艾杰西

Fulbright Scholar, Intercultural Comedian

富布莱特学者&中美喜剧演员

 

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.

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