First thing’s first – MACC in this case does not refer to the Malaysian government agency that goes after the corrupt, but is instead the acronym for Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians.
This outfit of laughter was dreamed up by famous Malaysian funnyman, Douglas Lim. He reached out to two other Chinese comedians who stood out on the funny circuit, Kuah Jenhan and Phoon Chi Ho. A certain Dr Jason Leong also made the team, and the four have done everything in their power to make people laugh for the past several years.
In order to give its 10th-year anniversary not just a proper celebration but a send-off as well, the group embarked on the MACC Mania X: The Goodbye Tour. It’s the biggest and longest tour in their history, covering Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
As one of the more prominent comedians in the country, Douglas Lim – labelled the King of Malaysian comedy by many – has appeared in countless performances, such as Eh, Got Free Ticket Ah? and The June 4th Show. He has also had a successful run as an actor, notably in the sitcom Kopitiam and the “off Broadway”
play Thicker than Water in New York.
Jokingly nicknamed “The Funniest Gravy of Malaysia” (‘kuah’ translates to ‘gravy’), Kuah Jenhan is quite handy with the jokes and has even written several solo comedy/theatre pieces. His show Electric Butterflies debuted at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018, and, amusingly, he was apparently also an ice cream flavour at The Last Polka.
Phoon Chi Ho also has a finger in many pies, being an actor and a freelance scriptwriter besides wearing the stand-up comedian hat. His brand of funny has been compared to butter in that it is smooth, tasteful, and family friendly as he steers mostly clear of vulgarity, violence and distasteful subjects.
Dr Jason Leong has been busy etching out his name on not only Malaysian stages, but those in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Dubai and the US among others. He’s a huge hit with corporate events, becoming an ever-more familiar face in the stand-up sphere.
Catch them at their best as they dish out brand-new material in their grand finale before going full-tilt in their solo careers!
MACC MANIA X: The Goodbye Tour
WHERE HGH Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 8.30pm (14-16 Nov), 4.30pm (16 Nov)
TEL 03 7880 7999