Li Xueqin became an overnight sensation in China after coming fifth place in online stand-up comedy contest Rock and Roast. Her battles with depression and loneliness form the basis of her comedy. Photo: Li Xueqin Li Xueqin became an overnight sensation in China after coming fifth place in online stand-up comedy contest Rock and Roast. Her battles with depression and loneliness form the basis of her comedy. Photo: Li Xueqin
Li Xueqin became an overnight sensation in China after coming fifth place in online stand-up comedy contest Rock and Roast. Her battles with depression and loneliness form the basis of her comedy. Photo: Li Xueqin

How Kris Wu helped Chinese stand-up comedian Li Xueqin put depression behind her and become a star

  • Li Xueqin came fifth in Chinese stand-up comedy competition Rock and Roast, while her hilarious crush on celebrity Kris Wu made her a social media sensation
  • But the journalism graduate only hit the big time after overcoming loneliness and depression – themes she now uses in her stand-up comedy routine

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Li Xueqin became an overnight sensation in China after coming fifth place in online stand-up comedy contest Rock and Roast. Her battles with depression and loneliness form the basis of her comedy. Photo: Li Xueqin Li Xueqin became an overnight sensation in China after coming fifth place in online stand-up comedy contest Rock and Roast. Her battles with depression and loneliness form the basis of her comedy. Photo: Li Xueqin
Li Xueqin became an overnight sensation in China after coming fifth place in online stand-up comedy contest Rock and Roast. Her battles with depression and loneliness form the basis of her comedy. Photo: Li Xueqin
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