China’s First-Ever Stand-Up Comedy Tour Comes to the US
SEATTLE, January 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — China Xiaoguo Comedy kicks off its first-ever North American tour on January 27eplaying to a packed house of 2,000 to welcome Chinese New Year at McCaw Hall downtown Seattle, UNITED STATES.
While sending Chinese New Year greetings to North American audiences, the show also successfully brings Chinese stand-up comedy to a North American stage for the first time. The mainstays of the smash hit show performed on stage, including famed comedian, Li Danas well as a series of comics by Chinaincluding Cheng Lu, Yang Meng‘Fr, Blankie, Liang Haiyuan, Rock, Xiao Bei, Xiao Lu, Mao Dou, House, Childand hangge. Performers release all-new material exclusively for American audiences in an approximately 3-hour show, leaving viewers in fits of laughter and hysterics.
While stand-up comedy was born in Europe and in the United States, the art form has grown rapidly in popularity in China during the last years. Chinese stand-ups usually draw more from their own experiences and current lives in China, incorporating life’s painful moments into their segments and winning the hearts of domestic audiences with their pointed observations and expressions. The stand-up has gradually become a “spokesperson” for many young Chinese to express themselves and a unique way to tell the stories of contemporary society.
“In 2020, Xiaoguo Comedy was invited to participate in Mandarin Comedy Week during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and tickets sold very well for the 1,000-seat theater,” said He Xiaoxi, co-founder and CEO of Xiaoguo Comedy. “After that, we immediately started planning overseas tours by North America, Australiaand New Zealand. With the gradual optimization of pandemic restrictions this year, we were able to put the first North American Chinese Comedy Tour at the top of our agenda to let the world know more about Chinese youth and comedy. »
With the successful conclusion of the first leg of the tour in Seattlethe show is now continuing in the United States with dates in San Jose, Los Angelesand New York Citywith the staff of the Chinese consulate to carry out the visit of the exhibition, as well as Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, as well as five other towns in North America. Venues have been carefully selected from a series of major, iconic professional theaters to bring the show to over ten thousand spectators during the tour. Comedy programming will also participate in the NBA Lunar New Year Celebration Activities.
After only a few years of development, stand-up comedy has gradually become one of the most popular forms of comedy among Chinese audiences, especially young audiences. During the Spring Festival break this year, Xiaoguo Comedy’s stand-up comics appeared in galas produced by several broadcast networks, including He Guangzhi, Xu Zhisheng, Zhao Xiaohuiand Qiu-Ruiwho jointly appeared on the stage of the Spring Festival Gala of CCTV (China Central Television), sending New Year’s blessings to Chinese people around the world.
The pressure and anxiety expressed by the Xiaoguo Comedy comedian, including the struggle to settle in big cities and the pressure of marriage and the workplace, resonates with young Chinese people. This is also the deep reason why this art form is becoming popular. In 2022, Xiaoguo Comedy established its YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts to communicate with global stand-up fans, attracting more than 120,000 subscribers in just over six months and feeling the fans’ love and passion. strangers.
“Xiaoguo Culture has always wanted to share the country’s comedy with fans of this art form around the world,” he said, adding that he expects this North American tour to bring laughter to fans. international students in the United States during the Year of the Rabbit. The troupe is also planning further overseas tours in the future to share the humor and joy of China with even more regions of the world.
For more information, please visit Xiaoguo Comedy’s pages on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitteruh.
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