Guo Degang

Guo Degang (Chinese: 郭德纲; pinyin: Guō Dégāng) is a Chinese xiangsheng actor. His master was Hou Yaowen. Guo Degang was born in Tianjin. He began to learn the art of storytelling, pingshu (评书), when he was 8 years old. Guo went to Beijing in 1995 and established Deyun She (德云社), a xiangsheng performance theater, in 1996. He started in teahouses and achieved nationwide fame. Guo played a supporting role in a 2007 film Getting Home.


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