Dayo Wong May Not Return to TVB Next Year
Dayo Wong’s (黃子華) 2012 stand-up comedy show, Shower <洗燥>, ended its sold-out Hong Kong tour recently. In January 2013, Dayo will bring Shower to the Cantonese-speaking Guangdong Province of mainland China. He will hold three shows in Guangzhou from January 1 to 3. One show will be held in Zhongshan on January 12, and another in Foshan on January 18.
Dayo Wong attended a press conference for Shower in Guangzhou yesterday. Asked if Dayo would incorporate new jokes for the Guangzhou leg, Dayo said, “I can’t always talk about the society issues of every place I perform in, but I can bring to everyone the things that happen in my ‘Mars’ world. If you are interested in ‘Mars,’ then you will be interested in me, and no matter where you are from, you will understand the things I talk about.” Nonetheless, Dayo said that about “1 percent” of the Guangzhou shows will be different from the Hong Kong shows.
Dayo also added, “I always liked performing in Guangzhou. The Guangzhou and Hong Kong audiences are very similar. Both crowds are passionate and fast responders.”
After the press conference in Guangzhou, Dayo had to rush to Zhongshan for another press conference. He mentioned that for his Zhongshan tour, he will joke about the “Shiqi Pigeon” – a local delicacy – which is the other 1 percent difference from his Guangzhou and Hong Kong tours.
TVB Comeback Unconfirmed
It was previously reported that TVB hired Dayo to return to the station in 2013 to film a new comedy drama. If Dayo was to return, TVB would ask Dayo’s War of the Genders <男親女愛> costar Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲), who earlier announced her retirement from acting, to come back and star with him. TVB also suggested to produce a sequel to You’re Hired <絕代商驕>.
In his Guangzhou press conference, Dayo expressed that he is still considering, and stated, “If I decide to do more stand-up comedy shows in the next two years, I will not do anything else but that.” Dayo then added with a laugh, “But if Director Ang Lee (李安) wants me to film a movie for him, I will say yes immediately!”
Could it be that TVB’s offer is not sincere enough? Dayo said that he is currently unsure how his schedule looks like next year, and that his current plans are to finish the Shower tour.
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