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.