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    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…

    The folks behind the gut-busting Laugh Die You shows over the last few years are back in force and ready to shake up HGH Convention Centre, as Malaysia’s king of comedy Douglas Lim takes on Singapore’s comedy drag queen Kumar in a not-so noble war of words.The KingDouglas Lim is…

    While her name may not be quite as instantly recognisable as those of more established stand-ups, this doesn’t in any way mean she lacks the humour chops necessary to make people laugh their heads off.  In fact, Manhattan-born, Dallas-raised and Los Angeles-seasoned Iliza Shlesinger is particularly talented in that regard, something…

    As far as attention-grabbers go, the title of this show is right up there, causing giggles at best, and stoking curiosity at worst. The presence of the word ‘pomp’ in it is perceptible enough, but the rest might not be immediately apparent to those who don’t speak Malay. Perempuan is…

    It’s impossible to talk about comedy in Southeast Asia and not mention the name Kumar. Born Kumarason Chinnadurai, the multi-talented performer has become a Singaporean icon since he made his debut 30 years ago at the now-defunct Boom Boom Room. He just celebrated his 50th birthday and to commemorate that…

    The name Jim Jefferies may not ring bells as loudly as the handles of more entrenched comedians, but the people who have witnessed the uncurbed Australian know that wherever he goes, a wake of laughter is left behind. He has that chummy, zany disposition that makes his brand of wit…

    Whether you first saw him on television delivering line after line of stand-up gold, or witnessed his panache for mirthful humour in a movie splashed on the silver screen, you can see why Kevin Hart is one of the most popular funnymen around today. Born in Pennsylvania, Hart started out…

    In becoming one of KL’s most conspicuous regular comedy showcases, LOL Fest doesn’t hide its entertainment light under a bushel – but when you have some truly funny individuals on your roster, it would surely be an offence to do otherwise!Various And HilariousA show that is fuelled by pure girl…

    There isn’t a short supply of UK stand-up comics, and among the more successful ones are none other than James Anthony Patrick Carr – or Jimmy Carr if you read his name off a poster instead of his passport.Once a marketer, he broke free from the shackles of office tedium…

    A man that needs little introduction, Russell Peters is quite simply one of the world’s – if not the world’s – biggest comedy superstar. He sells out arenas in minutes, he’s permanently on Forbes’ highest-earners list and he’s got a collection of awards to fill a warehouse. The Canadian is…