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Shanghai-style Sketch Comedy Performances Unveiled in Hongkou

By Geng Xiaoyan

On July 16, the unveiling ceremony of the Shanghai-style Sketch Comedy Performances, sponsored by the district culture bureau and undertaken by the district cultural center and Shanghai Zhiqin Cultural Creativity Workshop, is held at the theater (3/F) of the district cultural center.

Jin Yan, a host of SMG and an initiator of Pinhuan Talk Show Club, is invited to host the ceremony. “Holding Hands” and “A Mediation Star” in the first show have been awarded the Galaxy Award of the Ministry of Culture of the P.R.C., while “Irregular Disappearance” won good comments in the 2017 Shanghai New Works Exhibition. The wonderful performances and amazing scenarios arouse resonance among the audiences and won thunderous applause.

Since its launch in 2016, the Shanghai-style Sketch Comedy Performances has become a brand project for the Shanghai Citizens Art Festival. Ten rounds of performances of this kind will be on stage from July to October, and a dozen of excellent works since the founding of Shanghai (Hongkou) Sketch Dramas and Comedies Base of China Theatre Association ten years ago, which tell stories about masses, are selected for the citizens’ cultural need.