By Zhu Wenjia, Sina English
Chinese well-known comedian Zhao Benshan, for the first time claimed that he would attend the 2013 Spring Festival Gala on the opening ceremony of “Liulaogen Grand Stage” Changchun theatre on Nov. 17. Ha Wen, general director of 2013 Spring Festival Gala went to Changchun Nov. 16 to congratulate the opening of Changchun theatre invested by Zhao Benshan, who rises to fame for his whit skits performance in NE China’s dialect.
During the visit, Ha and Zhao discussed the 2013 Gala, reported by the local media. Zhao later confirmed the news, saying that his preparation for 2013 Gala will start in the near future.
Zhao Benshan, one of the most well-known comic stars, first attended Spring Festival Gala in 1990 with his skits. He attended 21 periods of Spring Festival Gala, winning the first prize for 13 consecutive years till he quit the performance for the 2012 Spring Festival Gala for unbeknownst reasons.