4 months, 2 weeks ago
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From watching this and reading some background, I learned about xiangsheng (相声), which literally means mutual voice. From my understanding, it is a traditional performance art similar in presentation format to stand up comedy. It is usually performed by two people and involved wordplay and what I think of as "tone-play", which is like making puns in English but more entertaining in Chinese because of the relationship between the sounds and meanings of spoken Chinese words.