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Confucius Institute Sponsors Intercultural Comedy Performance

The William & Mary Confucius Institute is sponsoring a performance by Jesse Appell, Fulbright Scholar and Intercultural Comedian, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 7:30pm-8:30pm in Tucker 127A, 350 James Blair Drive. The performance will be in English and feature topics of bridging cultural gaps, being a comedian in China, and tips for learning Chinese. His W&M performance is free and open to the public.

Appell is well-known for his performances in Xiangsheng (cross-talk) comedic style, improv comedy, and Chinese stand-up. His bilingual comedy writing aims to overcome cultural gaps by focusing on storytelling and character rather than surface differences and stereotypes. Jesse's performances, writing, and commentary on Chinese comedy, media, and culture have been seen and heard on CBS, TEDx, PBS, NPR and PRI, as well as Chinese media such as CCTV, BTV, and CRI. For more information on Jesse visit website,

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