Gus Tate is from Lexington, Kentucky, he has spent most of his adult life in China. After winning the Beijing Comedy Competition in 2014 hewent on to perform in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, and the Philippines before moving to New York. Together with Turner Sparks and Joe Schaefer, he runs a monthly showcase for international comedians called Kung Fu Komedy NYC which was recently featured on China Central Television.