Get ready to Laugh Out LOUD with the Kuala Lumpur Comedy Festival 2015! From the 16th to 23rd September 2015, 8 days of tummy aching, tear-jerking comedy in 4 different venues.
This epic comedy saga is the brainchild of the ‘Godfather of Malaysian Comedy’ Harith Iskander. The Festival brings together 60 of the world’s best comics from 14 different countries.
There will be comedy from sketch, satire, musical and improve to slightly less traditional acts such as a comedy magician and hypnotist comedian. And they will also have OPEN MIC Competitions and comedy workshops for kids. There are Comedy Acts in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagolog and Cantonese.
“This is a first, a huge first and we’ve worked hard to do it right. Everyone’s heard of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Montreal’s ‘Just For Laughs’, three of the biggest, most prestigious comedy festivals. Hopefully, KLICFest will be a step towards getting Kuala Lumpur in that elite group of cities. Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal, KL” – Harith Iskander
The Festival is part of the DiverseCity 2015’s Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival – an initiative aimed at showcasing the diverse talents and cultures from around the region.
20th September 2015, will see a mammoth performance by the festival’s top comedian come together for a night full of belly twisting comical hilarity at Harith Iskander’s ‘To Know Malaysia is LAUGH Malaysia’ Gala Night at The Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Hotel.
Tickets range from RM15 to RM70 which covers each show per-night. There will also be a limited special daily pass at RM98 per person or RM300 for 4 passes that are available to be purchased at the Black Box @ Maps KL from 16th September 2015. *Fans can purchase a daily pass in advance for upcoming shows
Kids Comedy Workshop
On 19th & 20th September 2015, KLCFest will have a very special Comedy Workshop For Kids. The workshop will be facilitated by Ros Boyer – who is the owner and principal of Joondalup Entertainers Theater School (JETS) in Australia.
There are two groups one for 6-8-year-olds and another for 9-12-year-olds. Entrance fee is RM35
We were invited to a preview of the comedic event and it was nothing short hilarious. Sharing with the talents of Alan Bate (U.S), Hung Le (Australia), Jarred Fell (New Zealand), Tamer Kattan(U.S), and Jonathan Atherton (Australia).
Alan Bates demonstrated his amazing one of kind comedic powers of hypnotism. With the help of a few volunteers, he put the crowd in a daze of laughter with several skits of funny actions.
Hung Le, a Vietnamese Australian comedian made us laughed hard with his set. Hilarious jokes with cultural references will surely have your tummy hurting with laughter.
The Comedy Magician Jarred Fell charmed the crowd with his engaging act. Getting the crowd to participate in his set, with hilarious consequences, and not forgetting cool magic
Tamer Kattan, an Egyptian-American comedian, will have you laughing out loud with hilarious observational comedy as he shares with the crowd his unique and humorous view of the world.
Jonathan Atherton is a comedian that is really known in Asia, he even known how to speak Bahasa Malaysia. He has some relatable jokes that are truly comical.
Harith Iskander was, of course, full of humorous stories and funny jokes.
These are just a few of the amazing line-up that the festival has in store for Comedy Fans. The Festival truly is a great opportunity to be entertained by some of the world’s most hilarious Comedians. Don’t Miss IT!