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Asia's tallest man & China's shortest stage duo show for charity

Updated: 02 Apr 2011
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The Little And Large of Chinese showbiz Zhang Huan (China's shortest man) and Xu Guoyuan (Asia's tallest man).
 
Asia's tallest man and China's shortest have teamed up as a double act to raise money for disabled orphans.

The Little And Large of Chinese showbiz faced a tall order after charity bosses asked them to help raise £50,000 for a children's home in Chongqing, south west China.

Rising to the challenge, Zhang Huan - just 3ft 3ins - and his 7ft 9ins partner Xu Guoyuan have put on a month long series of shows for the charity.
 
Little And Large: Xu Guoyuan and Zhang Huan are on a charity tour to raise £50,000 for Chinese orphans in Chongqing
 
 
Doing it for the kids: Guoyuan and Huan set themselves up as double act the Heaven And Earth Brothers after they were introduced by their agents
 
And their own unique brand of odd-couple humour has won them plenty of fans. 'Huan looks like a little doll next to his partner. They're very funny together,' said one.

Guoyuan, 24, Asia's tallest man, and Huan, 25, who is the shortest man in China, set themselves up as a double act the Heaven And Earth Brothers after they were introduced by their agents.
 
Their concept echoes British-based comedy duo Little And Large. Syd Little and Eddie Large became one of the country's biggest comedy acts after winning TV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1971.
 
Their primetime Saturday evening BBC1 series The Little And Large Show attracted audiences of close to 15 million before it was axed in 1991.  
 
Mismatch: The double act, who call themselves the Heaven And Earth Brothers, even share a home

The partnership ended acrimoniously, and the two no longer speak. But Huan and Guoyuan are just beginning their rise to fame and, like the most committed comedy acts, have even moved in together to work on their comedy material.
 
Their physical disparities have already made for some tricky situations. 'We have to have everything at different heights - two toilets, two sinks, two kitchen top,' said Guoyuan.

'Luckily we save on transport because I can just pop Huan in my pocket.'
 
SOURCE: Daily Mail
 
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laowai Commented on 04 Apr 2011
If I had to be one of them, it'd would be the short dude. Easier on flights and buses. And food portions would appear huge.