Mamahuhu

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Mamahuhu is a creative studio and video platform on the Internet that produces original videos and content.[1]

Launched on February 20, 2014 by two Scottish productors Alessio Avezzano and Matt Mcgill. The platform is managed by the production company Mamahuhu Limited. These videos are also broadcast on YouTube. The platform also operates as an advertising agency by offering videos designed to promote brands.[2]

She is based in Shanghai, China and the current CEO is Syed Samrat.

The various Westerners actors working in this studio are all English-speaking people and from English-speaking countries mainly from the United States of America, Great Britain, Canada and Australia. The languages[3] used in the videos are Chinese and English. The other actors are Chinese but also speak English.

History

Mamahuhu was launched on February 20, 2014, the studio launches hidden cameras with westerners and Chinese actors. This original concept combining Westerners and Chinese allows the channel to be known more and more on the Chinese web but also beyond Chinese borders.[4]

From November 10, 2014,[5] the studio embarks[6] on humorous skits by talking about the cultural differences between Western expats[7] in China and Chinese, and their relationship with locals. It talks about romantic relationships,[8] clichés, family pressure on Chinese youth,[9] but also about racism.[10]

It is also at this time that the studio will allow two actors to hatch like the American Donnie Does or the Chinese Kay Wang.[11]

On May 31, 2015, the last video was released, following the departure of Donnie Does and many tensions inside the studio. The studio closed.[12][13]

On August 1, 2017, the studio reopened[14] with a new direction and new faces. The American Youtuber Donnie Does is not kept following his choice to sign a contract with an American brand which he is responsible for promoting the brand. Despite the refusal of some members, Kay Wang returns to the studio.[15]

September 10, 2017 was the last appearance of Kay Wang in the studio, after participating in several videos of the studio the Chinese actress is thanked by the Studio Management. Indeed, the leaders did not appreciate that she created her own studio[16] called 233 Gang with her own YouTube channel.[17]

On February 13, 2018,[18] YouTube rewards for their work Mamahuhu by awarding the Silver Designer Trophy rewarding channels with more than 100,000 subscribers.

In January 2019, Johnny Tian informs the Director of Mamahuhu that he leaves the production studio to start his own professional career as a film director.

Autors and comedians

  • Alessio Avezzano
  • Jorge Castellanos
  • Matt McGill
  • Adam Alexander Hamilton
  • Andy Curtain
  • Joe Schaefer

Old members

  • Donnie Does
  • Kay Wang
  • Johnny Tian

References

  1. "The Mamahuhu Crew Dishes out Ruthless 'Burns' in this New Video". https://www.thatsmags.com/shanghai/post/26976/watch-mamahuhu-crew-can-t-take-a-joke. 
  2. Cerchiaro, Pierre. "6 funny Youtube channels to improve your Chinese listening skills". http://blog.tutorming.com/mandarin-chinese-learning-tips/funny-youtube-channels-to-improve-your-chinese-listening-skills. 
  3. "Video Site Mamahuhu Captures Modern Shanghai at its Absurdist Best". March 27, 2018. https://radiichina.com/video-site-mamahuhu-captures-modern-shanghai-at-its-absurdist-best/. 
  4. "Chinese comedians pitch brilliant boyfriend-rental service to fend off nagging parents 【Video】". February 24, 2015. https://soranews24.com/2015/02/25/chinese-comedians-pitch-brilliant-boyfriend-rental-service-to-fend-off-nagging-parents-video/. 
  5. Pek, Chloe; Sep 2016, 13. "Watch: Hilarious Video Highlights Differences Between Chinese And Western Bosses - DesignTAXI.com". https://designtaxi.com/news/388466/Watch-Hilarious-Video-Highlights-Differences-Between-Chinese-And-Western-Bosses/. 
  6. "La pression sur les célibataires en Chine expliquée avec cette vidéo amusante". February 24, 2015. http://www.marketing-chine.com/buzz/le-probleme-des-celibataires-en-chine-explique. 
  7. "Western Couples VS Chinese couples". April 3, 2015. https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2015/04/western-couples-vs-chinese-couples/. 
  8. "Chinese & Expat YouTubers You Should Be Following". January 11, 2019. https://www.chinosity.com/2019/01/11/chinese-expat-youtubers-you-should-be-following/. 
  9. "WATCH: Interracial dating problems in China". January 7, 2019. http://shanghaiist.com/2019/01/08/watch-interracial-dating-problems-in-china/. 
  10. "Top YouTube channels to learn about China". https://gbtimes.com/top-youtube-channels-to-learn-about-china. Retrieved 2019-10-04. 
  11. "WATCH: A special portal that takes you from Shanghai to Thailand". May 15, 2018. https://medium.com/shanghaiist/watch-a-special-portal-that-takes-you-from-shanghai-to-thailand-b86d7a7eb99a. 
  12. "Hilarious Video 'Reveals' What Chinese People are Really Thinking When They See Black People". July 2, 2018. https://nextshark.com/mamahuhu-stare-foreigners-black-china-subway/. 
  13. "WATCH: The easiest way to master Mandarin for foreigners". May 21, 2018. http://shanghaiist.com/2018/05/21/watch-the-easiest-way-to-master-mandarin-for-foreigners/. 
  14. "r/shanghai - Matt From Mamahuhu Got Fired". https://www.reddit.com/r/shanghai/comments/arsdqz/matt_from_mamahuhu_got_fired/. 
  15. "Inside the world’s largest Starbucks … : China travel guide videos". https://www.beijingbuzzz.com/china-travel-guide-videos/inside-the-worlds-largest-starbucks/. 
  16. "We Talk To Mamahuhu About Their Comeback, What They've Been Up To, And Staying Relevant | SmartShanghai". http://www.smartshanghai.com/wire/community/we-talk-to-mamahuhu-about-their-comeback. 
  17. "WATCH: Mamahuhu presents "the ayi from work diet"". March 18, 2019. https://shanghai.ist/2019/03/18/watch-mamahuhu-presents-the-ayi-from-work-diet/. 
  18. "Top 8 Vloggers and their videos about China, Chinese culture and Mandarin". July 12, 2018. https://ninchanese.com/blog/2018/07/12/top-5-1-vlogger-china-chinese-culture-mandarin/. 

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