The second season of the stand-up comedy competition series 脱口秀大会 (Rock & Roast) has quickly become one of the hottest reality TV shows in China.
In each weekly episode (10 total), seven contestants perform 10-minute stand-up routines, which are ranked by the celebrity judges and the audience. Comedians with the most votes then enter the final round to become the ultimate champion.
According to a Chinosity review of the show, “all performers use comedy to address social issues in China.”
To watch the first episode on YouTube, skip the commercials to 02:43 for the opening reel. Program begins at 04:42. All 10 episodes are available on YouTube, Tencent video, or iQiyi.