I knew I was funny

I knew I was funny

With leading roles in back-to-back films - May's madcap slapstick box-office winner David Loman and, now, hilarious culinary-themed comedy, Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast - Taiwanese hunk Tony Yang looks set to become the new funnyman of East Asian cinema.

The 31-year-old dashing actor, in town last Friday to promote the latter movie with director Chen Yu- Hsun, veteran actress Lin Mei-Hsiu and producer Li Lie, was all smiles as he embraced the unofficial title we conferred upon him.

"I love comedy. It's definitely one of my favourite movie genres," he told M in an interview at Hotel Fort Canning.

While others might be shy about flaunting their comedic abilities, Yang was unabashedly adamant that his humour is inborn, not made.

"As a child, I knew I was pretty funny," he said in Mandarin.

"For example, I sound terrible when I sing, but whenever my dad wants me to sing in front of family and friends, I'd still do it with glee, as it never failed to entertain them."

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