Xiao Pin
Beginner - Intermediate
62 Videos

Chinese comedic performance in the form of a short skit between two or more performers. Similar to western comedic skits, it often involves the use of stage props and physical actions of the actors.

Showing 1-40 of 62 Totaling 2 hours 2 minutes

Xiao Pin - Special actor - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

What happens when a Chinese film director meets a foreign actor (David Moser of the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies and the author of "Why Chinese Is So Damn Hard")? Watch and learn how hard it is to play a role in a Chinese film.

Xiao Pin - Special actor - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

What does "Cai Mi" get? Watch and find out who will get the money in the end.

Xiao Pin - Main Role vs. Supporting Role - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

Xiao Pin - Main Role vs. Supporting Role - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

Xiao Pin - Main Role vs. Supporting Role - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

Xiao Pin - Main Role vs. Supporting Role - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

Xiao Pin - Main Role vs. Supporting Role - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

Xiao Pin - Lamb Skewer - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

This classic comedy sketch from the 1986 New Year's Eve Gala features a wily, unlicensed lamb skewer vendor trying to get out of paying a fine.

Xiao Pin - Lamb Skewer - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

The skit continues with the lamb skewer hawker pretending to be a Uyghur- the ethnic minority associated with his culinary product- to fool the inspector. The only problem is, he knows nothing about his fake homeland, the far western region of Xinjiang.

Xiao Pin - Lamb Skewer - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

The enterprising but fraudulent lamb skewer vendor keeps up his charade, pretending not to know enough Mandarin to understand the inspector when he requests to see the man's business license.

Xiao Pin - Lamb Skewer - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

The rogue lamb skewer hawker's act is starting to wear thin with an increasingly frustrated inspector. Luckily, he's saved when his dodgy meat comes to the rescue.

Xiao Pin - Lamb Skewer - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

China

The wily vendor has duped the inspector for long enough now. His act is beginning to fall apart and his luck is running out.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

A young couple is facing the problem of where to go celebrate Chinese New Year since both of them want to avoid being asked difficult questions by their own parents.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

As the couple debates where to go to celebrate the New Year, the woman's father unexpectedly shows up with a plan to uncover the lies she's been telling him about her career.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

With the help of a distant relative, the father is determined to discover the truth about his daughter's career.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

As the conversation progresses, the young woman is put to the test and asked a lot of difficult questions by her father and his accomplice.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Looking for ways to get his daughter to tell the truth, the father and his accomplice start asking her to reconcile quite impossible situations.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

As she is faced with the first difficult situation to solve, the daughter is forced to lie once again and the ice just gets thinner and thinner.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

As she faces more and more difficult requests, her lies get more and more elaborate.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

As the situation evolves to the point where the daughter cannot lie anymore, is there anything she can do to get herself out of it?

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

The moment of truth is coming closer as the lies keep building up. This time, there will be no way out.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

The truth is finally unveiled and the daughter explains to her father what her life is like.

Xiao Pin - Saving Face - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

As the truth is revealed, the daughter discovers that the situation is nothing like she imagined.

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Shen Teng's father-in-law is about to undergo surgery. A dilemma ensues.

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Doctor Liu, a man of principle, refuses to accept bribes disguised as red envelopes.

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Doctor Liu finally relents and takes the red envelope from Shen Teng.

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Shen Teng realizes the mistake he just made.

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Shen Teng and his wife ponder over the fate of their father.

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Is Shen Teng's father-in-law really that bad?

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

The operation is finally finished, but Shen Teng and his wife make a grave discovery.

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Shen Teng's father-in-law pulls through with a successful surgery.

Xiao Pin - 365 Nice Wishes - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China

Shen Teng gives Doctor Liu his best wishes for happiness and health!

Xiao Pin - One Apartment, Two Owners - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

China Northeastern

Tai and Xue have a four-bedroom, two-living room house. Or do they?

Xiao Pin - One Apartment, Two Owners - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

China Northeastern

While filming a video to show off their new home, Xue and Tai meet Fung, a real estate agent. Or is he?

Xiao Pin - One Apartment, Two Owners - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

China Northeastern

As they leave the house, Xue and Tai realize they've forgotten something.

Xiao Pin - One Apartment, Two Owners - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

China Northeastern

To avoid being discovered, Xue and Tai begin their act.

Xiao Pin - One Apartment, Two Owners - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

China Northeastern

Xue and Tai try to convince Feng that they aren't, in fact, who they said they were.

Xiao Pin - One Apartment, Two Owners - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

China Northeastern

Feng's real identity and motives are revealed.

Xiao Pin - One Apartment, Two Owners - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

China Northeastern

In an effort to help Feng, Tai makes a proposal.

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