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    Ok so I’m just going to keep this one thread and put all of our comedy shows in here instead of making a new thread each time.

    We have a very exciting season ahead of us, with the next five acts already booked to stop here on their Asia tours.


    The season starts with this one, this coming Tuesday February 23rd….

    Also don’t forget we have stand up open mic on the second Thursday of every month, free entry and anyone is welcome to get up and give it a go.

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    Stand up Comedy open mic is back at The Bookworm Chengdu this Thursday (March 10th), first timers encouraged. Free entry. Starts at 8:30. You can leave a message here, contact the Bookworm or just turn up on the night to book a 5 minute spot. Hope to see you out, it’s a lot of fun.

    The very expensive flyer……

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    Next up is the excellent Steve Simeone….

    The Bookworm’s regular comedy night, brought to you by Kungfu Komedy, presents Steve Simeone, whose high-energy, positive, family-friendly approach has delighted audiences around the world and made him a regular at Hollywood’s most prestigious comedy clubs. In 2014 he made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution, was chosen by Honda to represent their Summer “Cheerance” Campaign, and saw his first album, Remember This, hit the top of the Billboard and iTunes charts

    This is the first time we have had a full comedy night as part of the literary festival.

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    Here is a clip of Steve Simeone in action, he’s live tomorrow (March 15th) at Chengdu bookworm 9pm.

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    Next Tuesday (12th) Live stand up comedy is back at the Bookworm Chengdu. A change in lineup from previously advertised but it’s going to be awesome as we welcome our first female international headliner. 80 RMB pre-sale. 100 on the door.

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    After last night’s fantastic sold out show we hand over the funny reigns to the people of Chengdu. Tomorrow night it’s up to you and yes I mean you. 8:30 @ Bookworm. Free entry and 2 beer for those that get up. All welcome on stage.

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    his Tuesday (May 17th) Yet another international headliner kicks off their China tour in Chengdu. These last few shows have completely sold out, so reservations are recommended.


    Tuesday, May 17th at 8.00pm – 80RMB (presale), 100RMB (on door)
    Don’t miss the smart and witty Quinn Dahle on May 17th! With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly, Quinn tours from coast to coast and has entertained crowds as far away as Japan. Quinn’s comedy appeals to all age groups and ethnicities and he loves to talk about them all. Being married to a Mexican-American girl from east L.A., he is never short of material. Reserve a ticket now for a comedian who has worked with such names as Dane Cook, Drew Carey, and Robin Williams.

    please add wechat account “junejune5211″to reserve tickets.
    or send message to [email protected]

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    The last in our current run of shows and the last one before we take a break for the summer is June 7th @ The Bookworm. Starts at 8pm tickets are 80 in advance and 100 on the door. As always we recommend getting there early as seats fill up fast. Please send a message to wechat account “junejune5211″to book tickets or send a message to [email protected]

    Brad Williams has become on of the funniest, most in demand comedians working today. A California native, Brad started doing stand-up at age 19 and has been touring ever since. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. In addition to stand-up, Brad has become a dynamic on-air personality as well. His podcast “About Last Night” is a mainstay on the iTunes Charts. He is a regular on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show in Los Angeles as well as the Adam Carolla podcast. Brad’s show is high energy. Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head.” Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings.

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    “Prozac with a head” 😂

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    We’re back after the summer break, it’s time to get funny again. We start back with open mic on Monday September 12th it’s free entry and anyone is welcome to give it a go. You can get a spot on the night, first timers are encouraged, it is a friendly crowd. Starts at 8:30pm at the Bookworm.

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    This Tuesday (20th) stand up comedy international headliners return to The Bookworm Chengdu….

    Louis Katz’s comedy deftly combines the highbrow and the lowbrow, creating a style that is truly unique.

    An internationally headlining comedian, Louis’ numerous television appearances include NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” HBO’s “Down & Dirty w/Jim

    Norton,” and most recently, Comedy Central’s “Comedy Underground w/Dave Attell.”

    He was also a regularly featured writer/correspondent on FX’s “Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell.”

    His half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special aired in 2011, coinciding with the release of his debut comedy album, “If These Balls Could Talk,” on Comedy Central Records.

    Louis also produced a series of digital shorts for Adult Swim’s, which can now be seen at

    “Katz is funny to the point that Hitler would have given him a sleeper car on the train.” – Doug Stanhope

    Date: September 20
    Time: 8pm
    Place: Chengdu Bookworm
    Ondoor Price: 100rmb
    Presale price: 80rmb
    please send message to wechat account “junejune5211″to book tickets or
    send message to [email protected]

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    This Tuesday(October 18th), live comedy at the Bookworm introduces international headliner and Chapelle show actor Kyle Grooms. Bio and flyer are below. Please support live comedy in Chengdu, remember if you stop coming it stops happening. Thank you (:

    Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 8 pm
    10月18日 周二晚上8点
    The Bookworm Comedy Night

    Guest嘉宾: KYLE GROOMS

    Host主持人: Rob Brien

    Advance Tickets预订门票:80RMB/人
    Door Tickets现场门票:120RMB/人

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    Kyle Grooms got a Killer comedy record. He wrote and starred on Chappelle’s Show, and he featured in Chris Rock’s hit movie Top 5.
    Kyle Grooms 拥有非常出色的喜剧表演背景。 他曾为大卫∙查普尔秀编剧,并出演过奥斯卡金像奖主持人克里斯•洛克的电影。

    The man’s comedy is smart and cool, think Sheldon meets Eddie Murphy. He talks about his life growing up in Miami, Florida, while giving an intimate look into his life experiences growing up in the American melting pot.

    As a regular on the New York comedy scene, Grooms has performed at several top clubs, including Caroline’s, Comic Strip, Comedy Cellar and Gotham.
    作为纽约脱口秀常坐客的一员, Grooms时常在纽约顶级的俱乐部例如Caroline’s,Comic Strip, Comedy Cellar和哥谭表演。

    Adress: 2-7, East Yujie St., 28 Sect. 4th,South Renmin Rd

    Please contact Sabrina to get more info and registered
    Wechat 微信:189 8180 7260

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    Comedy open mic is back, and this time it’s a Friday! No you can drown those nerves with beers so no excuse not to give it a shot. Free entry. 2 free beers for those that get up, all welcome and first timers encouraged, just turn up 15 minutes early to register. Starts at 8pm at Bookworm Chengdu.

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    This Tuesday (Nov 15th) comedy comes to the Chengdu Bookworm once again, with international headliner Vlad Caamano kicking off his China tour in Chengdu. this should be a good one…….

    Vlad Camaano

    With the name “Vladimir,” few people expect a Dominican from The Bronx to take the stage. His comedic style is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in the cultural mecca that is New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect. He began polishing his wit in the concrete jungles of The Bronx and Washington Heights and after graduating from Wesleyan University launched into Standup Comedy.
    Vlad has quickly become a staple of the New York Comedy scene performing at The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s and the Comic Strip Live. He has been featured on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS.TV and Adam Devine’s House Party for Comedy Central.

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    It’s not only our favourite time of the month but also one of favourite times of the year, It’s Christmas! That means it’s time for our 3rd annual Stand Up Comedy Open Mic Christmas special. Friday December 9th, 8:30PM free entry @ Bookworm Chengdu. Usual rules apply, 2 beers for those that get up, and all welcome.

    Oh, and watch this space, next week’s KungFuKomedy show is going to be our biggest yet, details soon.

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    is this kurt metzger gig for real? i’m losing my composure over the news.

    please tell me it is…

    a collective effort at prodding todd barry into some sort of misguided prc tour should be afoot…

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    also, can i purchase a pre-sale ticket at the store? first time seeing a show at the bookworm, sorry…

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    Yes, it is true, Kurt Metzger kicks off his China tour at the Bookworm on Tuesday……..

    Kurt Metzger

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