Not funny: Chinese comedy troupe is fined $2.1 million over a joke

The World

A comedy group is being heavily fined for a viral joke that made light of a Chinese military slogan. The $2.1 million-dollar fine is the latest example of the Chinese government tightening its grip on what young people can say and do in public. To learn more about what it's like to be a comedian in China, and how that's changing, host Marco Werman talks with Ben Frank, a New York-based comedian who got his start touring in China.

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