There’s a short article today about Dashan in today’s Toronto Star, the A section.
I first saw Dashan on TV when I was flipping through channels, and I saw this white guy on a Chinese comedy show, speaking fluent Chinese during a skit. He was cracking everyone up. I was astounded.
A couple of days later I heard him interviewed on CBC Radio One, and I put two and two together and figured out he was the same guy.
His name is Mark Rowswell, he is from Ottawa, studied Mandarin in Beijing, and became a star doing comedy. He lives in the Toronto area now but does a lot of entertainment work in China still, in TV and advertising. I just think it’s neat that he is so famous in China but probably no one knows who he is in Canada.