Comedians and comedyi

From Jerry Seinfeld to Stephen Chow, Ali Wong to Rick & MortySCMP reveals the latest news about the people, shows and films who make us laugh.


Wong Ching ran the half-century-old Asia Television into the ground. But the saving grace is that his absurd antics throughout his reign from 2010 over the city's perennial also-ran station have provided us with endless amusement, entertainment and opportunity for ridicule.

  • The recent appearance of Tonikaku Akarui Yasumura on Britain’s Got Talent has drawn more than 10 million views to the show’s YouTube account
  • His performance is rooted in the Japanese version of vaudeville and ‘hadaka gei’, which translates as ‘naked acts’ – a genre of comedy in Japan

US comedian Jim Gaffigan talks to the Post about the expat communities in the countries he tours in, feeling gratitude and how he spent his time during the height of the pandemic.

Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, created by director and actor Stephen Chow, were game-changers for the martial arts movie genre, expanding its potential.


Hong Kong comedy legend Michael Hui was part of the resurgence of Cantonese cinema in the 1970s, with films including The Private Eyes, Security Unlimited and The Contract.


Silent-movie comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, as well as Mel Brooks and Blake Edwards, inspired John Woo comic films such as Money Crazy.


As 2022 comes to an end, we bid farewell to talented A-listers who played some of our favourite characters on TV and in films, as well as musicians, fashion icons and comedians …

You’d think it’d be obvious that plagiarism is never OK … but not in the cases of these celebs who were accused of copying without permission, from James Corden to Khloé Kardashian


Pete Davidson’s 24-year-old sister Casey appears to have taken after her basketball star father, who died in the September 11 attacks – but what else do we know about her?

Will Ferrell may make US$20 million per film he acts in, but he also produces HBO hit Succession and is set to star in the new Barbie movie – so which other comedians have truly hit the big time?

Joel Kim Booster enjoyed three new releases in June – including a movie he executive produced and wrote, and his debut Netflix special – but the actor and comedian still insists his job is to ‘make people laugh’.

An actor, writer, producer and director, New Zealand-born Taika Waititi made some quirky and wildly inventive films before hitting the big leagues with Thor: Ragnarok and winning an Oscar for Hitler satire Jojo Rabbit.


Hong Kong’s B*****s in Stitches, a collective of female and non-binary comedians, gives women comics a voice as they explore issues including gender bias, body positivity and inclusivity.

Yang Le apologises for insulting students at Xian International Studies University by saying they neglected their studies in favour of chasing internet fame.

The launch is scheduled for March 23 and Davidson will be the third celebrity on a Blue Origin flight after Star Trek actor William Shatner and NFL star Michael Strahan.

Sammo Hung combined action and humour in his kung fu comedies to great success. The Prodigal Son and The Magnificent Butcher are two great examples of it.


The star of ‘Full House’ and ‘Fuller House’ was also a popular host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ and had been touring the country. Police said they had found no signs of foul play or drug use.

The South Korean entertainment industry is brimming with global superstars – so beyond our favourite K-pop idols, who else made it to the Forbes Korea’s list of most influential celebrities?

Based on the Japanese comedian and filmmaker’s 1988 memoir, this affectionate portrait is lit up by Yuya Yagira’s transformative performance as Kitano. The film ends just as the action begins for him, however.


The Saturday Night Live comedian is rumoured to be dating the “most eligible billionaire bachelorette” Kim Kardashian – but who else has he dated?

The Emmy-nominated, openly gay comedian is also one of Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2021’, and is known for his hilarious portrayals of Andrew Yang, ‘Trade Daddy’ and Kim Jong-un

Like Jim Carrey and Robin Williams and many other comedians, Tim Chan is an introvert, and gets more anxious talking to people than performing to a crowd. He talks about performing in English, and how not being fluent helps his act.

The show was meant to be a parody and make people laugh. Comedian Wong Cho-lam saying he would quit the show was a lighthearted response to criticism by some viewers, not intended to be serious.

Amazon issued an apology about a drama, Rihanna was castigated for wearing a religious pendant, stage shows have been cancelled and a comedian spent a month in jail, as intolerance of religious ‘insults’ is on the rise in India.

One female comedian is refusing to be silenced as she blazes a trail through a society struggling to adapt to modernity and equality while navigating traditional values and gender stereotypes.