Cross-Talk Comics: The Battle of Shifang

Weibo user gio555 reimagines the crackdown on Shifang protesters as a comedy sketch. Cross-talk, often likened to Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First” routine, employs rapid-fire punning and wisecracking. The best cross-talkers add social commentary to their verbal gymnastics. The two “actors” in gio555’s comic wear traditional men’s robes. A kerchief, wooden “awakening” block and fan lay on the table, neglected in the heat of the argument. Read the original here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gawkers come to surround and watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In northern China, this curse is believed to fall on the children of evil-doers.