ENTERTAINMENT

Roasted and Burned

China's comedy roast show is tame yet controversial

ANCIENT HISTORY

Ancient China's April Fools' Day

China's practical jokers were pranking centuries before the Western festival

FILM

Watching with Mother

How an emotional female-centric comedy beat big budget competition at the Chinese box office

LANGUAGE, IDIOMS

Choice Chengyu: Idioms on Idiots

Sayings and stories about fools in Chinese history

ARTS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The ‘Ex’ Factor

How a low-budget comedy about sexist boyfriends became a box-office smash

ARTS

Prepare To Be Entertained

Is Kaixin Mahua farcical theater or the savior of Chinese comedy?

ARTS

Show of The Week: Roast

It’s not Saturday Night Live, it’s a beast all of its own. Censors killed it last year, but it’s back

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