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China's Canadian star Dashan on spreading stand-up comedy

You may have heard that stand-up has taken off in China — but did you know a Canadian was instrumental in warming up the crowd?
Following several years of mainstream success in China, Dashan has switched from classic Chinese humour to Western-style stand-up. (Dashan.com)

You may have heard that Western-style stand-up has taken off in China — but did you know that a Canadian was instrumental in warming up the crowd? 

Before Mark Rowswell, better known by his stage name Dashan, few comedians had attempted the more personal, punchline-heavy form of comedy. He joins Friday host Gill Deacon to discuss how he used his fame as a top media personality in China to make people laugh in a whole new way. 

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