You can’t turn on the TV these days without hearing how they’re dividing us. Red state versus blue state. East versus West. iPhones versus exploding Samsung ones.
Well, let’s stop focusing on what’s keeping us apart and instead see what we have in common.
The Croatian word for laughter is “smijeh.” In French it is “rire,” and in Welsh it is “chwerthin.” But, amazingly, actual laughter is the same all around the world.
It is true we’re born crying, because [click to continue…]
Guys, I almost got murdered today.
Myanmar is still very much a developing country. According to the United Nations, the country ranks 145 out of 188 countries and sits between Pakistan and Angola on a scale of [click to continue…]
In another life, I did morning radio. Twice, actually.
The first time, [click to continue…]
In 2006, I flew out to China’s Special Administrative Region to headline the very first Hong Kong International Comedy Festival. What a raucous week that was. The TakeOut Comedy Club housed the shows and the festival’s competition finals within its confines. The competing comics were all from the area, whether expats or native Hong Kongers.
The festival itself has grown into a multi-week event, with finals held in larger theaters. The competitors now hail from around the world. Here we are ten years later, I’m asked to return to headline shows and host the finale of the competition. I am flattered, honored, excited.
Over the years, Hong Kong has very much become [click to continue…]