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Updated: 2012-11-23 07:49
( China Daily)


Solo crosstalk

The baldheaded xiangsheng, or cross-talk, performer Fang Qingping will perform in Beijing and talk about ordinary people's daily lives in his heavy Beijing dialect. A traditional cross-talk show has two comedians onstage. Fang, in the tradition of the late xiangsheng master Ma Sanli, presents a solo cross-talk show, which is considered the hardest form of xiangsheng. After studying with renowned xiangsheng comedian Li Jindou, Fang's won huge fan base in China with his own style, in which he chats humorously with the audience.

Art beat ... finger on the pulse