Why stand-up comedy is gaining popularity in China?

With an online comedy competition garnering millions of views and becoming one of the most-watched shows of its kind, stand-up comedy is thriving both online and offline in China. So, what are these new comedians expressing, and why are they becoming so popular? Are we entering a golden time for China's stand-up comedy?

To find out more, we've invited Norah Yang and Lila, two stand-up comedians who took part in the comedy competition program; David Moser, associate professor at Capital Normal University; and Prof. Teng Jimeng, senior research fellow at Center for China and Globalization.

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