ANCHOR * COMEDIAN * ACTOR * EMCEE
Jennifer Hsiung is a Canadian comedian and television presenter best known for her work at China Central Television's (CCTV) English-language international network, CGTN (China Global Television Network).
From the Academy Awards, film festivals and major Fashion Weeks, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, to the inauguration of Barack Obama and the 2017 G20 Summit, Jennifer has covered a rich and diverse spectrum of global and national news events.
The Toronto native first relocated to Beijing in 2006, and joined CCTV as a sports anchor. In the summer of 2008, she covered the country's first-ever Olympic Games, and enhanced exposure to the Games by being one of the first few to report from many of the city's newly constructed Olympic venues, such as the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium and The Watercube.
Hsiung also co-anchored for the network's flagship arts and entertainment program, Culture Express (broadcast live Monday through Friday). She has conducted exclusive interviews with some of the world's top sports and entertainment figures such as Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Stephon Marbury and American-born Chinese “King of Pop” Wang Leehom.
In 2015, the mother of three (who has always had a passion for performance arts and acting) started pursuing stand-up comedy in Beijing and has had early success. Hsiung recently made her televised comedy debut on Season 3 of Comedy Central's Stand-Asia!, which premiered on August 14th, 2018 in 19 countries across Asia. Two months after giving birth to her third son she competed in the 2017 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition and was the only female to reach the finals.
Hsiung is also a professional emcee. In 2016 she was the emcee for the Young Presidents Organization's (YPO) Beijing University, entitled “The Silk Road Reimagined”. In 2018, Hsiung served as emcee and moderator for the YPO “Edge” Global conference in Singapore, which was attended by Billie Jean King, the Prime Minister of Singapore and The Queen of Jordan.
After 10 years in Beijing, Hsiung and her husband David Shoemaker (current CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, former CEO of NBA China) recently relocated back to Toronto, Ontario Canada with their three young boys.
In the short period since her return, Jennifer has performed stand-up comedy all over Toronto at venues such as The Rivoli, Comedy Bar, Absolute Comedy, Yuk Yuks (downtown), The Corner Comedy Club, and The Social Capital Theatre. Check out the Upcoming Shows section for details on when to see her live next!