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Video: It's Time to Play Some 'Stereotype Bingo'!

'The Great LOL of China' episode 5: Stereotype Bingo. (Jesse Appell)
EducationMultimedia

In the fifth episode of 'The Great LOL of China' comedy series, Jesse Appell and friends play the game where overreaching cultural assumptions turn into an evening of fun.

Video: A Nostalgic Love Ballad About Meat on a Stick in Beijing

'The Great LOL of China' episode 4: Chuanr. (Jesse Appell)
EducationMultimedia

In the fourth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell despairs, through song, that inflation is taking his beloved chuanr meat kebabs ever further out of reach.

Video: What if China and the United States Were Forced to Be Roommates?

The Great LOL of China episode 3: Roommates.
Current AffairsMultimedia

In the third episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell looks at America and China — two frenemies living under the same roof.

Interview: Joe Wong on Intercultural Stand-up and Young Chinese 'Wanting to See Something Real' On Stage

Joe Wong at the 2013 National Chinese Language Conference. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Chinese American comedian describes the blossoming stand-up scene in China.

Video: A Comedic Look at the Quiet and the Chaos of Chinese New Year

The Great LOL of China episode 2: New Years. (Jesse Appell)
EducationMultimedia

In the second episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell and a friend find themselves alone and starving in Beijing during Chinese New Year.

Bilingual Comedian Hopes to Make Learning About China More Fun With New Web Series

Image from episode one of
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American Jesse Appell, creator of the new bi-weekly web series 'The Great LOL of China,' discusses doing comedy in China and why he's doing the show.

Interview: Pakistani Performer Uncovers Comedy in Taboos, Cultural Crossover

Nadia Parvez. (Leslie Van Stelten)
ArtsCurrent AffairsLifestyle

The creator of a riotous one-woman play about Pakistanis navigating their way through Western society acknowledges her success but adds, "My story is just one — more stories are needed."

Video: For Vir Das and Other South Asian Comics, the Best Punchline is Life Unfolding

Actor and comedian Vir Das performing a stand-up skit in India.
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As actor and comedian Vir Das prepares to discuss comedy and its social function with Asia Society's India Centre, we take a look at how several South Asian comics use humor to tell the stories of our lives.

Podcast: Saad Haroon: Pakistan as a Bad Bollywood Comedy

Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon.
Policy

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.