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    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…

    When you can take to the stage in any country and make audiences laugh their socks off without a word spoken, you’ve got a winning formula. The silent slapstick duo of Gamarjobat, comprising Ketch! and HIRO-PON, and their brand of comedy transcends language and age groups altogether. Coming across like…

    We last saw him when he hosted the now legendary Laugh Die You comedy shows (all five of them!) and now he’ll be returning in his very own, side-splitting venture alongside a few special friends. The ah beng contractor known as Phua Chu Kang is putting on an exclusive, one-night-only…

    It takes guts to quit your job as a successful software engineer and enter the competitive world of stand-up comedy where chances of survival are relatively low. It takes more guts to do just that when your kids are starting kindergarten and commitment looms over your head. Alexander Babu Arulanthu…

    Unapologetically Indian, universally appealing and laced with charm, Vir Das knows how to command a stage when he’s doing stand-up. The Bollywood star has been a driving force for the English-language comedy scene in India and recently became the first Indian-born comedian to score a Netflix special, joining the ranks…