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Xiangsheng, Chinese cross-talks

Updated: 2013-01-28 14:14
Xiangsheng is a traditional Chinese comedic performance in the form of a dialogue between two performers, or, much less often, a solo monologue or, even less frequently, a multi-player talk show. The language, rich in puns and allusions, is delivered in a rapid, bantering style. Xiangsheng is one of China's foremost and most popular performing arts, and is typically performed in the Tianjin dialect (or in Standard Chinese with a strong Northern Chinese accent).
Chinese Xiangsheng performers Ma Sanli(left) and Ma Ji(right)
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