Last week, we interviewed comedian Lily Ma about her Beijing debut which was supposed to take place this weekend. Unfortunately Covid, or rather Covid protocols, threw a spanner in the works and she couldn’t make it to Beijing. However, Comedy Club China, being the incredibly resourceful group that they are, created a whole new comedy lineup at the last minute instead of canceling shows for this weekend.
This is double good news for those who had previously purchased tickets for Lily’s show, as now your ticket is valid for the day you purchased it for this weekend and also for future Lily’s show when is rescheduled, so you get two shows for the price of one! There’s also a great deal for those who haven’t bought tickets yet, as the ticket price for this weekend’s show is lowered by 100 RMB to the early bird price of 80 RMB.
As of press time, Saturday’s show is already sold out, but there are still a few tickets left for Friday and plenty for Sunday’s show in Shunyi. Now that Lily’s show has been postponed, Alex Shi will headline the comedy shows instead, with support from a handful of Beijing’s top comedians…
Alex Shi (all shows)
Alex Shi has to thank his mother for his stand-up because she talks about her without his permission and now most of his audience knows his mother without meeting her. Alex is a very different person onstage than offstage, and the stage allows his long-suppressed villainous personality to come out and shine.
Donnie Fan (all shows)
Originally from New York, Donnie Fan is a relatively new comedian on the stand-up scene, as of October 2020. He quickly became a touring comedian based in Beijing but performing in cities like Wuhan, Changsha, Nanjing , Shenyang, Kunming, Chengdu, and Chongqing. He recently took his first hit show, From Hero to Zero, on tour across China.
George Du (all shows)
A retired English teacher and broke postgraduate with a liberal arts degree from New Zealand, George Du is a resident of Wuhan. He began his journey with comedy in 2019, navigating towards a laughable reality of multiculturalism. He enjoys telling jokes based on true stories and being the clown at the party.
Louis Dowling (Friday show)
Hailing from Liverpool, England, Louis Dowling has done comedy in the UK and China. He’s a real teacher. No one can understand his accent.
Lander (Friday show)
Lander is a comedian who grew up with a traditional Chinese background. Her rebellious personality led her to roast all the things a “tiger mom” would never allow her to talk about. She has performed in various English showcases in Beijing over the past three years. Also, she writes jokes for Chinese sitcoms.
Mick Makulusa (all shows)
Born in Tanzania, Mick started doing comedy a few years before coming to China, then joined the Beijing comedy community about a year ago. Since then he graces the stage and tries to change and create so much energy to give the audience through his jokes.
Also joining the lineup will be Summer Zhang for the Sunday show, Yolen for the Saturday and Sunday shows, and Miao for the Saturday and Sunday shows.
The Show Must Go On will take place on the following dates and locations:
September 16, 7:30 p.m. at Lipi Records, 798
September 17, 7 p.m. at Gatsby (Sold out)
September 18, 6 p.m. at Basepoint, Shunyi
Tickets cost 80 RMB and can be purchased by scanning the QR code in the poster above. Those who purchased a ticket for the Lily Ma show before September 15 will also get a free ticket for the rescheduled Lily Ma show.
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Images: Courtesy of Comedy Club China, Lily Ma