Beijing stand up
Originally uploaded by rob helpychalk.
On a stage on the second floor of a building looking out onto an alleyway full of bars with open air seating near a fancy shopping district in Beijing, two guys perform a stand up routine that no one listens to. I couldn't understand what they were saying--because, no Mandarin--but it had the exact same rhythm as really broad borscht belt comedy. They even banged a gong for punchlines.