Mr. Tang Kei Chen
(1921 - 1991)
Actor Tang Kei-chen was a radio anchor in the 1940s, popular for his comic sense and his ability to act out up to eight difference voices on air, an ability that won him the name "King of Comedy". He came to Hong Kong in 1950 and hosted the "Tang Kei-chen's Comedy Hour" on Rediffusion Television. At the same time he started to act in movies, playing mostly comedic roles. Representative works include “A Comet of Laughter Lands on Earth” (1952) and “The Feuds between Fong Tong-geng and Chan Mung-kat” (1957). Among his most famous films are the "Two Fools" series in which he played side by side with Sun Ma Si-tsang, with one of them playing dumb and the other playing smart and both of them ad-libbing all the time. Tang appeared in over 150 films. He also helped scripting stories like “A Star of Mischief is Born” (1951), “Daddy and Sonny” (1951) and “The Scatterbrain” (1951). He emigrated to Canada in 1975, after which he made guest appearances from time to time in Hong Kong. These titles include “All the Wrong Clues (For the Right Solution)” (1981) and “Behind the Yellow Line” (1984).