Crosstalk is a form of art based on voice and sounds. This was my first impression of Mr. Liu, leader of Wu Zhao-nan Chinese Crosstalk Club, during an interview. It was also a line printed on his name card which was quoted from Master Wu Zhao-Nan.
Originally, I thought crosstalk is just a bunch of jokes. The truth is, as its content is delivered vocally, each and every line has to be said with precision, so that the audience could understand it clearly. This is why the script has to be deliberated carefully word by word and the performers have to be able to pronounce accurately. Otherwise, it will be no more than just a regular talk show.