American Comedians Tour China on Exchange
Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Grant Tinker and Mary Tyler Moore spent 10 days on a tour of China, interacting with film industry members and students. They compared technology and comedy techniques, film styles, and gave improvised sketches.
Exchange of media and film techniques; greater understanding of the impact of American humor on Chinese audiences; commitment to further U.S.-China television and comedy relations
Washington Post, April 27, 1978
Type of Exchange:
U.S. film & TV industry members Chinese film & TV industry members
American Comedians and actors Chinese acting & Film students Chinese actresses, actors, and directors
Number of Participants:
Saturday, April 1, 1978
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