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June 10, 2011

Taking risks in love and marriage By Elyse Ribbons (China Daily) Updated: 2011-06-07 08:03 Backstage with Elyse Ribbons Bringing you a roundup of all the best theater shows this week – because variety really is the spice of life. One of the best things about Beijing’s theater scene is that it has plenty of variety and experimentation. If you’re looking [...]

June 8, 2011

New Film: 红线 Der rote Faden (CMT casting!)

A couple months ago my good friend Victor called me up and asked if I could help connect him to some good Chinese actors (who weren’t flakes!) and then we ended up having Cheeky Monkey do the casting for the whole film — and even had Masked Monkey as the production manager. Two of my [...]

June 7, 2011

My NYC Standup Debut! 第一次的幽默接触 ;)

During my trip to the States last month, I gave myself a little treat at the end and booked a week in New York City. This is a treat because while I normally stop in for a few rushed days of meetings, dinners with friends and a show or two, I’ve never really set aside [...]

June 6, 2011

Wang Fu Jing (the play, not the street)

As you all may know, I have a special place in my heart for The Egg (aka: National Center for Performing Arts) and have already worked on a couple of different projects there. The most ridiculous/fun/exhausting/educational of which was Carmen (the show gets better every year!). However, recently I was over there representing Cheeky Monkey [...]

June 5, 2011

Chinese Tarheels Going Global for UNC ;)

Last week I struggled against incredible jetlag and was mostly hermit-like in my social behavior, with of course the exception of the dinner reception for UNC Global. Thanks to a local Chinese sponsor, the event was held at the Crown Plaza up at the Birds Nest… it was crazy going back up there, as I [...]

June 2, 2011

Chinese dream (China Daily)

Todd Balazovic China Daily Publication Date : 04-04-2011 While China may have once been a favoured destination for expats seeking exotic experiences such as teaching English or learning Chinese, an increasing number of people are flocking eastward to realise their dreams. As the Chinese economy continues to grow, success is flourishing not only for [...]

June 1, 2011

from Jinghong to Mengyang… taking the Yunnan bus

A random/fun video I put together during Ted and my trip down to Xishuangbanna in Yunnan in April. We were there filming a kung fu movie where we played evildoers who kicked monks’ butts. During our time off we would take the long distance bus from the village we were staying in (Mengyang) to the [...]