Zhang Jiaxin is a popular stand-up comedian in Shanghai who has cerebral palsy. Photo: Handout
Zhang Jiaxin is a popular stand-up comedian in Shanghai who has cerebral palsy. Photo: Handout

‘Being unfunny is the biggest handicap for a comedian’: Meet China’s rising stand-up star with cerebral palsy

  • Zhang Jiaxin said he always dreamed of being a performer, but his genetic disorder seemed like an insurmountable hurdle
  • But one coach pushed him to give it a shot, and now he is a stand-up star

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
Zhang Jiaxin is a popular stand-up comedian in Shanghai who has cerebral palsy. Photo: Handout
Zhang Jiaxin is a popular stand-up comedian in Shanghai who has cerebral palsy. Photo: Handout
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