Jesse Appell

Jesse Appell

Jesse Appell is a former Fulbright fellow whose research and jokes on Chinese comedy and culture have been featured in The Economist, PBS, and TEDxBeijing as well as many other platforms. To learn more about Jesse’s comedy, visit www.laughbeijing.com; to contact him for information about bookings, show dates and anything Chinese comedy, e-mail [email protected]

Latest from Jesse Appell

The Great LOL of China | During the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, what's a Beijing comedian to do?

To perform stand-up comedy in China, one must first master the arts of subtlety and suggestion.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:27AM

To perform stand-up comedy in China, one must first master the arts of subtlety and suggestion.

During the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, what's a Beijing comedian to do?
The Huang Haibo smackdown incident
Chinese Film Series Review: Meng Zong Cries for Bamboo
The Great LOL of China | Can you say that? The intricacy of stand-up comedy in China

When it comes to comedy, what are Chinese audiences comfortable hearing?

14 Jun 2014 - 11:32AM

When it comes to comedy, what are Chinese audiences comfortable hearing?

Can you say that? The intricacy of stand-up comedy in China
I’ll Be Brief: The Chinese Two Sentence Speech
Making history, one Chinese government official at a time
Killing 'em with gun jokes
You people from X are all so Y: The challenge of localising Chinese comedy
Bow before the master
The Great LOL of China North America Tour!
Where Have the Chuanr Gone? Chinese Standup in the USA
The Great LOL of China | Robin Williams and the Chinese comedic brotherhood

Robin William’s death has not just shocked and saddened his fellow American compatriots, nor merely the English-speaking world. When I woke up today, both my Facebook and WeChat feeds were full of condolences and reminiscent words.

14 Aug 2014 - 7:59PM

Robin William’s death has not just shocked and saddened his fellow American compatriots, nor merely the English-speaking world. When I woke up today, both my Facebook and WeChat feeds were full of condolences and reminiscent words.

Robin Williams and the Chinese comedic brotherhood
A Jew, Chinese Person, and a Cameraman Walk Into a Comedy Club…
Me and Mitch: Translating Comedy