Hungarian loses appetite at Taiwan breakfast shop

By Frank V., for The Wild East Offering my Hungarian-Jew-style comedy to Taipei Comedy Club guests for the third time some weeks ago, I felt the support of the local audience again, which is the best drug for a comedian. I always wonder why comedy has no tradition in Taiwan,

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Upon visiting a McDonald’s in an Asian city

The Wild East / Comedy Got off the bus. Saw the yellow arches and headed towards that venerable international institution. My friend, whose birthday it is this evening, may have looked back from his seat on the bus and wondered why I hadn’t entered the MRT station. Instead, I made

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I scored some Prozac at the Tokyo Drugstore

Comedy / The Wild East magazine My friend and I wanted to get high, but didn’t know any dealers. So we walked into a Tokyo Drugstore – that’s a promising name, for starters – to see what kind of over-the-counter goodies we could score without a prescription. I knew the

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The day I stole a scooter in Kaohsiung

The Wild East / Comedy “I think you must trust people here a lot!” Wubai said, motioning to the rented scooter I’d parked in front of the 7-11 while we went inside for a bite to eat. The keys were dangling from the ignition. “Yes, I do,” I

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Amazing lineup of comics @ Taipei Comedy Club

TAIPEI COMEDY CLUB’s English Language Comedy night is on Saturday, July 14th at 9pm. No.20, Ln. 553, Sec. 4, ZhongXiao E. Rd., Taipei City (MRT Taipei City Hall Station EXIT 1) 台北市忠孝東路4段553巷20號(市政府捷運站) Come watch some people find their seats, piss themselves with laughter, and struggle to find their way in

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‘The Great Scroll of Banciao’: BOOK REVIEW

“The Great Scroll of Banciao,” by Trista di Genova and Zoro A. Star. Illustrations: Mark Perrault Taipei: Lone Wolf Press, 2012 (Chapbook 2004). ITEM ID 002 ISBN: 978-986-88302-3-3  PRICE: 200NT/US$8/e-book US$4 Review by Penelope Mulligan, critic for Terminal City and Discorder magazine: “Smart, bratty and relentlessly dystopian, The Great Scroll

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The strange history of the sweet potato

By Trista di Genova The following is my interview with my Taiwanese friend, the famous guy, WuBai, about a mysterious vegetable that is central to Taiwanese identity and consciousness (台灣意識 Taiwan yishi), as well as a staple in their diet since time immemorial – the sweet potato. WuBai: We have

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A Punk Way To Get Married

By Adam Ende Published in The China Post Dear friends and family, Me and Yuchen moved south and got married. It’s taken me a while to get this wedding announcement out to you, because I’ve been trying to finish that cute drawing of me and Yuchi. I kept wanting to

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Heiress Trista di Genova enters US presidential race

By Wild East news staff Trista di Genova has inherited US$250 million and has announced she will be entering the 2012 US presidential race as a Democratic contender against Barack Obama. In a press release, she says she is “thrilled” her dream has come true, and to have an opportunity

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‘Stranger in Taiwan’, by Hartley Pool: BOOK REVIEW

Stranger in Taiwan, by Hartley Pool (Revenge Ink, 2011) Buy it here on Amazon.com RATING: QUITE GOOD, FUNNY Hartley Pool is a comedian I used to see performing at The Living Room Taipei, about 5 or 6 years ago. He’d claim the stage like a pro for Zach Touzin’s Open

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