Sino Celeb is a monthly feature where we introduce a Chinese celebrity to our readers.
If you didn’t catch him in his latest flick (The Island) or on this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala, you’ve probably spotted comedian Huang Bo peddling used cars: “Renrenche secondhand car direct sales start NOW!”
Here’s how he went from singer to star to shouting slogans through a megaphone.
1. Middle School Rocker
Huang’s entertainment career started early: as a precocious middle schooler, he began singing in bars and later formed his own band, Blue Sandstorm.
2. Black Hole Bust
As a young actor, Huang struggled, once he only had 12 words in the 2001 TV series Black Hole.
3. Then Things Got Crazy
Huang’s breakout film was the award-winning comedy Crazy Stone (2006). It was followed by Crazy Racecar two years later, with a second sequel – Crazy Alien – slated for an early 2019 release.
4. The Year of Huang Bo
Some pundits dubbed 2013 ‘The Year of Huang Bo’ for his multiple prominent film appearances, including a starring role in Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West.
5. He's Funny
Huang is known primarily for his down-to-earth comedic talent as well as his ability to pull in ticket sales in “the age of xiaoxianrou.”
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