Back in 2007 Irish-American comedian, Des Bishop, spent a year learning the Irish language well enough to perform a successful stand-up routine in the language of his forebears. Understandable perhaps, given his background. But why on Earth would that same comedian travel all the way to China, learn Mandarin Chinese, and then not merely try to perform in Chinese, but actually help establish a stand-up comedy scene in a country where one barely existed? That’s just one of the questions Fergus Thompson has for this mold-breaking, multilingual man of comedy in this week’s episode of “On the Level”.