Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

John Gapper

This weekend in Shanghai, I met Zhou Libo, China’s most popular stand-up comedian and, among other things, a judge on China’s Got Talent, which has just concluded its first season (the winner was a man who plays the piano with his toes).

Mr Zhou is the closest China has to a Jon Stewart, a comedian who draws his material from topical issues such as the rapid rise in house prices. He also does imitations of China’s political leaders, including Wen Jiabao, the premier. Read more