About Us

About Us

Time to laugh in Chinese and English

The US-China Comedy Center is a combination comedy club and culture exchange center. It is a social enterprise focused on fulfilling the goal of bringing China and the West closer through laughter.

USCCC was founded in 2016 by Fulbright scholar and Chinese web comedy star Jesse Appell, who since 2012 has performed Xiangsheng, Chinese standup and improv in China and around the world.

In a country where comedy is rapidly changing, USCCC aims to support local comedians by being a grassroots comedy venue and to help the Chinese and foreign communities striving to make comedy work across cultural borders.

Our small theatre is in the gorgeous Project Pengyou courtyard, located at 65 Xiaojingchang Hutong in Dongcheng district, Beijing. Come by if you are in Beijing!

For the most up-to-date info on USCCC, our events, workshops, and classes, please follow our public WeChat account: USChinaComedyCenter.


Together, let’s make a world with a little more laughter and a little less conflict.