China Bans Puns, No Joke, Jon Stewart Can Hardly Restrain Himself (Video)

In case you missed the news recently, the Chinese Communist Party is cracking down on wordplay for fear it will create “cultural and linguistic chaos.”

Comedian Jon Stewart had great fun with the story on last week’s episode of The Daily Show.

It’s no laughing matter for Chinese people, but linguists and China watchers had a field day making up jokes to suit the occasion, and Stewart was no exception.

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