You can buy tickets through that we chat account on the poster, or they will be available at tomorrow night’s open mic.December 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm #51825
The big one is only 2 days away. Here he is in action…..
If you don’t have a VPN here he is on youku….
See you on Tuesday!December 11, 2016 at 2:56 pm #51830
Was your new year’s resolution to try new things? Well this Friday is your chance. Our first comedy open mic of the year is this Friday (13th) – all welcome, first timers encouraged and 2 free beer for those that get up.
Details of our first headliner show of the year, in the post below… .January 9, 2017 at 10:15 am #51967
What a HUGE start to the year for Chengdu Comedy, we kick off with another massive name on the US circuit – James Adomian.
JAMES ADOMIAN is a comedian and actor who is well known for his standup, characters and impressions. He can be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut HITS, and in forthcoming feature films LOVE AFTER LOVE and ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY. He has guest starred on Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT, THE MELTDOWN and DRUNK HISTORY, on Adult Swim’s CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL and on IFC’s COMEDY BANG! BANG! as a variety of guest characters. As Bernie Sanders, James is one-half of TRUMP VS. BERNIE, a comedy debate act that includes a memorable guest appearance on Comedy Central and two TV specials for Fusion, along with a live international tour in 2016.
James performed standup on JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW on Comedy Central, and on NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING where he was a Top 10 finalist. James has also performed to much acclaim over the years at the JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival in Montreal and many other top comedy festivals. He works as a voiceover artist on numerous animated shows including Disney’s FUTURE WORM and Nickelodeon’s PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET. He is also a beloved regular guest on the Earwolf podcast network, where his debut standup comedy album LOW HANGIN FRUIT was released in 2012.
“[Adomian] has a low-boiling energy onstage — confident, jaunty but not aggressive — and his set features solidly constructed, verbally playful jokes enlivened by an uncanny ability to channel a subway crowd or a larger-than-life character.”
-The New York Times
Tuesday January 17th @ The Bookworm Chengdu, tickets 150 on the door or 120 in advance and include a drink.January 9, 2017 at 10:17 am #51968
Comedy is back after a new year break. On March 14th we welcome back Chapelle show writer Will Sylvince – his second tour of China in 2 years. In the meantime though, we have an open mic on Saturday March 4th. All are welcome to try and make a supportive and friendly crowd laugh. It’s at Bookworm and starts at 8:30, its free in. Details in the flyer below…March 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm #52235
Next up is Chappelle show writer, all the way from Brooklyn USA, Will Sylvince….March 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm #52279
Next open mic is Saturday May 8th…..come and give it a go…or just come and laugh…details in the flyer…April 30, 2017 at 10:35 am #52645
Comedy shows coming up at the Bookworm in June…..
Saturday June 3rd is open mic, any welcome to get up and have a go, free entry if you want to just come along and watch, starts at 20:30….
Tuesday June 9th sees our monthly international headliner, these shows do sell outs, so prebooking is advised…..
event info here: comedy event
Joe Machi has been busy touring the United States as a headlining stand-up comedian. He has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has become a regular on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld on Fox News. Joe also won the 2013 NY Comedy Festival’s Funniest Comedian Competition,held at Caroline’s on Broadway in conjunction with the New York Comedy Festival and the 2010 NY Underground Comedy Festival’s Emerging Comics Competition.
Machi was a New Face at the 2012 Just For Laughs festival in Montrea. Earlier this month, he also performed in the finals of the Andy Kaufman Awards and appeared regularly as the “Frightened Correspondent” on FOX News’ Red Eye. He’s one of those comedians who you have to see to believe.
Joe moved to New York City in 2006, where his comedy career began. He quickly passed for ‘Late Night’ shows at the prestigious Comic Strip Live. Joe then passed at four other New York City comedy clubs, including the famed Caroline’s on Broadway and Stand Up NY. His success continues to grow, and in 2010, he won first place in the ‘Emerging Comics’ contest at the New York Underground Comedy Festival, and was also named a finalist at the New York Comedy Festival’s NY’s Funniest Person Competition. Joe has also been featured in the New York Daily News for advancing to the Elite Eight of Caroline’s March Madness Final Four Competition. After being named a runner-up for the Boston Comedy Festival’s New York Comedy Contest, he landed a performance at the Boston Comedy Fest.May 30, 2017 at 6:42 pm #52786
Last open mic before we take a bit of a break for the summer….July 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm #52964
It’s September school is in, and comedy is back! We kick off we an excellent US comic Mark Normand
Mark has done a One-Hour Comedy Central special “Don’t Be Yourself”, a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS’s CONAN 5 times, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime’s “Live at SXSW”, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, TruTv, Best Week Ever, MTv, Last Comic Standing, @Midnight and released an album with Comedy Central records titled “Still Got It”. This year, Mark took first place at the Great American Comedy Festival competition. In 2013 won Caroline’s March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. He was also voted Village Voice’s “Best Comedian of 2013”. In 2012, Mark appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and in 2011 was picked as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.”
Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. He started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the US and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, Vancouver, Melbourne and in 2013 was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Tickets available from the Bookworm, or by contact the we chat account Chenyuan-221September 6, 2017 at 9:35 am #53428
Egyptian-American actor, comedian, producer, and director Ahmed Ahmed is one of the most diverse, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. In 2014, he can be seen starring as “Ahmed” on TBS’ hit comedy series Sullivan & Son. Executive Produced by Vince Vaughn, the show follows Steve Sullivan [Steve Byrne], a corporate lawyer who surprises his parents when he leaves his job to take over a bar owned by his father in Pittsburgh. Ahmed made his first appearance as unlucky in love, tow-truck driver [and best friend to Steve] “Ahmed” in season one, and joined the cast as a series regular in season two, quickly becoming a fan favorite. Ahmed is currently the only Arab-American actor playing a non-stereotypical role on a comedy sitcom, today.
Born in Helwan, Egypt and raised in Riverside, California Ahmed immigrated to the US when he was one month old with his family. When he was 19 years old he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first big break was in the suspense, action film Executive Decision alongside Kurt Russell, Steven Segal, and Halle Berry in 1996. Ahmed went on to appear in a handful of blockbuster and cult hit features including Swingers, Iron Man, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan. On the television front, Ahmed has appeared on top series such as Tracy Takes On, Weeds, and Roseanne to name a few.
In 2011, Ahmed made his directorial debut with his groundbreaking documentary Just Like Us. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and went on to be selected at 30 international film festivals, winning several “Best Director” and “Best Documentary” awards. The documentary, a celebration of culture and comedy, follows Ahmed and ten American comedians through Dubai, Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, performing in front of over 20,000 Arabs and Muslims across the region. Just Like Us garnered Ahmed attention on the political front, and he was invited to The White House to have dinner with President Obama, and was also invited to The State Department to have dinner with Hilary Clinton- as they commended him on creating a project that made an effort to break down barriers and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Ahmed is currently in post-production on Just Like Us Too, which takes place in Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Oman.
While working in film and television Ahmed’s profile in comedy continues to rise, being hand picked by Vince Vaughn for his Wild West Comedy Tour [2005-present]. Vaughn is currently producing the first ever Wild West comedy festival in Nashville, TN where Ahmed will hold the roll of Comedy Ambassador, performing and hosting shows. In 2005, Ahmed cofounded and performed in the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour which aired on Comedy Central as the first ever Middle Eastern stand up comedy special. Ahmed is also the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Ahmed is currently a paid regular performer at the world famous Comedy Story in Hollywood, The Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Cellar in New York City. He regularly tours nationally and internationally, and in summer 2014, Ahmed will hit the road for the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour with his cast mates from the series, hitting 20+ markets across the country. Ahmed is a true believer that laughter heals, and that comedy can bridge the gap between communities across the world.October 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm #53570
This Saturday (Oct 28th) stand up comedy open mic at the Bookworm. Anyone is welcome to get up on stage, first timers are encouraged and it’s a friendly crowd. Starts at 20:30, free entry and two free drinks for everyone who gets on stage.October 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm #53595
Two shows coming up next week….open mic is free entry…tickets for the show on the 14th can be bought through the QR code on the flyer.November 4, 2017 at 3:01 pm #53656
Next two shows coming up at the Bookworm Chengdu…..December 1, 2017 at 11:06 am #53818
2018 live comedy in Chengdu kicks off with a bang with the excellent Dwayne Perkins…
We’re coming out hot into 2018 with a Rolling Stone’s Top 5 comic to watch. Dwayne has a special out on Netflix, was a correspondent on Jay Leno’s show, and enjoys both the look and feel of leather
All info on the flyer, and you can scan the QR code to purchase ticketsJanuary 3, 2018 at 4:14 pm #54007
Was you new year’s resolution to try new things? Well now you have the chance……January 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm #54097
Tickets can be purchased here
Kyle Kinane is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor. He is best known for his debut album Death of the Party, recorded at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. He has had a longstanding relationship with the cable channel Comedy Central. He has served as the voice for their on-air announcements since 2011.
Kinane’s first television appearance was on The Nanny playing “Young Roger Clinton“. His debut album Death of the Party was released in 2010 on AST Records. His debut album was a critical acclaim and he became popular among the audience and people.
Kyle was named No. 5 on the AskMen.com list of “Top 10 Emerging Comedians” in December 2008.He was also named in Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch in 2010“. He served as the voice for their on-air announcements with the cable channel Comedy Central since 2011. His first Comedy Central Presents half-hour special was on February 25, 2011. Kinane’s first stand-up comedy DVD special, Whiskey Icarus was released in 2012. His second stand-up DVD special, “I Liked His Old Stuff Better” was released in 2015.
He has performed his stand-up on television programs the Last Call with Carson Daly, Live at Gotham, Conan, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also runs his own Podcast along with fellow comedian, Dave Stone, titled “The Boogie Monster“. Since 2016, he plays the role of the ex-boyfriend of Gillian Jacobs in Judd Apatow’s Netflix series Love. Kyle also voiced the character Ice Cream in the Disney XD series Right Now Kapow. He plays Rod on the TruTV series, Those Who Can’t since 2016.January 29, 2018 at 6:51 pm #54277
Next up, March 6th 2018….
More info can be found here: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/qkJkYYjyYlX4dqmI4UBI5wFebruary 26, 2018 at 5:55 pm #54488April 7, 2018 at 7:27 pm #54696
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