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The Irish-American trying to make China laugh

Stand-up comedy is popular in the west but is still a relatively new concept in China.

In a country with limited freedom of expression, speaking in public can be problematic - even if it is just to make people laugh.

For the past year, Irish-American stand-up comedian Des Bishop has been taking on state censorship in Beijing as well as a new language.

BBC News joined him to find out what makes Chinese people laugh.

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