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From My Studio

I've worked my entire career as a freelancer, one show or project to the next. In recent years, my focus has been primarily on live performing plus whatever interesting opportunities might come up along the way, or just working on personal productions in my own home studio.

Verses of Chu Verses of Chu

My interests took a more classical turn in 2020. Live performing and touring have not been possible during COVID, but that has also opened up new opportunities for producing original content in my home studio.

Kweiteh Memoirs Kweiteh Memoirs

Narrating the memoirs of a Canadian doctor who led a refugee camp in Henan during the Japanese occupation of 1938, available on Soundcloud and Ximalaya.

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Short Videos: Watch my short videos on WeChat and Douyin
Master Calligrapher Master Calligrapher

A county official with an outsized reputation as a "master calligrapher" is put to the test.

Dashan on Guangdong TV Dashan on Guangdong TV

Adapted from a traditional xiangsheng piece, this was one of the last live performances I did before the pandemic struck.

姜昆、唐杰忠、大山 姜昆、唐杰忠、大山

One of the first xiangsheng I ever performed, recorded in Shanghai in early 1990. The ending was censored for television broadcast, but has been restored here.

一分钟自我介绍 Dashan - One Minute Intro

The "Dashan Story" in 60 seconds

Jiang Kun Calligraphy Jiang Kun Calligraphy

"A distinguished scholar and blockhead" (animated calligraphy)

Dashan Live

Dashan Live is on hold for the time being. Who really knows when both live performing and international travel will return to anywhere near pre-pandemic levels? I just decided to step back, focus on other things for a year or two and come back with a new show when the time is right. No rush for now (year three and counting), but eventually this is what I would like to get back to. Here are some samples from shows I've done in the past:

Dashan Live Dashan Live
Dashan Live at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Short excerpt: "Xiangsheng Changed My Life"

Dashan Live Dashan Live
Dashan Live at the Sony Centre, Toronto

A guest appearance with new material: "Learning Cantonese"

Dragon TV Dragon TV
Dashan Live on Dragon TV

First appearance back on TV in the new format.

Dashan Live Dashan Live
Dashan Live at the Star Theatre, Beijing

How did I end up with a ridiculous name like "Dashan"?