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  1. No shame in satire

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo As Meatloaf used to sing, two out of three ain't bad. So being credited with having three out of the four classical Chinese virtues might be perceived as a compliment. Alas, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong ...

  2. John says...

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... John Brennan On one level, 'The Magic Potion' is a very well written story about bullying, describing the way a boy misuses the magical power he was given to protect himself from bullies. But stories about one individual and one set of events ca ...

  3. Arrests smash gang stealing milk powder

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A gang that stole milk power from chain stores across the city and sold it to a Mong Kok pharmacy has been smashed with the arrests of three core members and seizure of 200 cans of powder, police say. The three were caught after the gang took ...

  4. Actor too shy to pursue his love at first sight

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen vivian.chen@scmp.com TVB actor Dexter Young was too shy to make a move when he first met Shanfia Ng, but he did not hesitate the next time he saw her some years later. Dexter, the son of Cantonese opera veteran Connie Chan Po-chu, and Shanfia, ...

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    Arts preview: Hong Kong Players take on cult comedy Abigail's Party

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:09pm by Robin Lynam

    ... 10. The play is a black comedy of the British middle class manners of its time, but Hong Kong Players' director Jodi Gilchrist expects it to appeal to a broad audience. "I think ... painful 100 minutes of British comedy'," says Gilchrist. "That says it all for me." 48hours@scmp.com Hong Kong Arts Centre McAulay Studio, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, February ...

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    North Korea asks UN to help ban Seth Rogen comedy which 'sponsors terrorism'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:15am

    ... lodged a formal protest at the United Nations against a Hollywood comedy about an assassination bid on leader Kim Jong-un and asked Washington to block the film’s release. The Interview stars ... Hollywood film to mock a North Korean leader. In the 2004 satirical action comedy Team America, Kim’s father Kim Jong-il was portrayed as a speech-impaired, isolated despot. ...

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    Film review: bespoke satirical comedy in Personal Tailor

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:05pm by YVONNE TEH

    ...   Feng Xiaogang has ventured into the realm of big-budget disaster dramas in recent years, with Aftershock (2010) and Back to 1942 (2012). He has also directed the romantic comedies If You Are the One (2008) and its 2010 sequel, both of which featured his favourite actor, Ge You, in the leading role. But Personal Tailor sees Feng and Ge return to satirical comedy, a genre that has ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea slams Kim Jong-un assassination comedy as ‘act of terror’

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:59pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea on Wednesday denounced a new Hollywood comedy about an assassination bid on leader Kim Jong-un as a “wanton act of terror” and warned ... It is not the first time Hollywood has poked fun at a North Korean leader. In the 2004 satirical action comedy Team America, Kim’s father Kim Jong-il was portrayed as a speech-impaired, isolated despot. ...

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    The assassination of Kim Jong-un is now the subject of an upcoming American comedy

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:11am by Jeremy Blum

    ... not have heard of The Interview, but all you really need to know about the upcoming American comedy is that it’s about two journalists travelling to North Korea on a mission to assassinate Kim ... a film with its premise built around the killing of a real-life person. Watch: Trailer for  The Interview “I understand this is a comedy, but the last thing we need is a movie that mocks North ...

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    Can you say that? The intricacy of stand-up comedy in China

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 08:01pm by Jesse Appell

    ... Jesse Appell I have developed a habit of using my dinner guests as guinea pigs for my comedy routines, slipping jokes into conversation and carefully measuring the response. Some might ... Laughter is hard to come by when people are tense and worried; comfort around discomforting topics is essential for working a comedy show. Recognizing the strange moving target ...




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