While You’re Here…

You did it. You somehow landed in my corner of the internet.

All writers crave a bit of traffic, and I’ve been seeing a lot more eyeballs fall on this space since my piece ‘Is Stand-Up Comedy in Asia Racist?‘ was recently published by NTRSCTN. That may be how you found my site in the first place, and if so, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to read it.

When I was on staff at HK Magazine in Hong Kong, I wrote a lot about the rise of English stand-up in Asia, and had the opportunity to speak to a number of visiting comics about the experience of bringing their acts to different audiences around the world. If you’re interested in delving deeper into the subject, I’ve provided a few links to get you started:

On Comedy in Asia:

If You Build It, They Will Laugh: The Rise of Stand-Up in Asia

So, You Wanna Try Stand-Up: Advice for Newcomers from Asia’s Best Acts

Interview: British Comic Al Murray

Interview: American Comic Tom Rhodes

Interview: American Comic Dwayne Perkins

Interview: American Comic Ryan Stout


And should you be interested in reading a wider variety of my published work, I’ve included some of that here, too:

Profiles and Interview Features

A Skeptic’s Guide to The Occult: Conversations with Hong Kong’s Fortune Tellers

Michael Palin and the Holy World: An Interview with a Python

How to Make it: Conversations with Hong Kong’s Indie Music Stars

YouTube Stars Jayesslee

Guitar Legend Tommy Emmanuel


The Rules of Rugby Sevens, As Explained by a Canadian

A Film Critic Imagines the Pitch Meeting for Hollywood’s Latest Bomb, ‘R.I.P.D.’

A Movie To Watch For Every Type of Mom on Mother’s Day


The Worst Christmas Movies of All Time

The Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

The Best Hong Kong Cop Movies

Movie Reviews

Man of Steel (2013)

Monster’s University (2013)

Now You See Me (2013)

GI Joe: Retaliation (2013)

To The Wonder (2013)

The Act of Killing (2012)

Travel Writing

Five Ways, One Day: Phuket


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