It’s time to stop sulking and bring out the cream pies and helium balloons cause here comes Harith Iskander (also known as the *ehem* Godfather of Stand-Up Comedy), Dr Jason Leong (fun fact: he’s an actual medical practitioner), and Papa CJ (one of India’s most influential comedians!).
|Above: The social influencers group that I was part of. Wasn't in the photo as I was taking this photo at that time lol.|
Bottom: Because I couldn't resist snapping a photo with Mr. Harith Iskander himself =]
Over the weekend, I was invited to attend an unorthodox pre-launch event of #LaughMalaysia featuring Harith Iskander and Dr Jason Leong. Why unorthodox? The event was held at a coffee bar (MY FAVE) and the whole event space is filled with good natured laughter and slapstick jokes as the two comedians never ceased to bring smiles to our faces.
|The many faces of social influencers and celebrities|
|Initially I merely wanted to post one photo of this, but one finds it hard to resist showing off Jason's facial expressions in both photos! XD|
|Good food, Good coffee, Awesome place.|
Food catering was by Burger Junkyard.
Venue and (FREE FLOW) coffee by Espressolab@11
Here’s a short and simple summary to understand what Laugh Malaysia is all about:
In the aim to spread the “1Malaysia” spirit, godfather of stand-up comedy in Malaysia, Harith Iskander, will be putting up his best performance on 29th October at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil. The show aptly given the title “Harith Iskander…To know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA!”, promises to be the biggest night of stand-up comedy in Malaysia and will also feature one of the best of the new crop of Malaysian comedian’s, Dr Jason Leong, as well as special guest Papa CJ – one of India’s most influential comedians.
To make the show even more meaningful, percentage of profits from ticket sales will be channelled to OrphanCARE, a charitable NGO that strives to place abandoned children in homes with loving families.
|Harith Iskander speaks as the crowd listens (and snaps photos...and records videos...and post up stuff on Social Media. Well, I wasn't excluded from this hahaha)|
“Synonymous to the government’s effort of promoting brotherhood and camaraderie amongst fellow Malaysians, my vision for Malaysians is to come together for one night under one roof to display the strength of who we are and what we stand for as Malaysians - Unity, Moderation and Oneness. It’s time for Malaysians to turn DISTRESS into DE-stress”
#FunFact Number 1
While Laugh Malaysia is all about comedy and fun, there is an underlying message to all Malaysians out there too: learn the truth that a comedian's life isn't only about making everyone else around him/her happy.
#FunFact Number 2
Laugh Malaysia was also a part of the commemoration of World Mental Health Day (which happens to be on October 10 FYI). This is especially meaningful in 2014 in light of the recent news that shocked all nation: Robbie William's suicide. So listen up ladies and gents, being a comedian...being the person who makes EVERYONE laughs...may not necessarily mean that the said person is a happy person. Remember, we're all humans.
Laugh Malaysia: What is it all about?
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Harith Iskander LIVE!!! To Know Malaysia Is To... “Laugh, Malaysia!”
The BIGGEST stand-up comedy show in ASIA!
Date: 29th October 2014, Wednesday
Venue: Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil
Ticket Prices: RM258, RM158, RM118, RM78 and RM38 (Excludes RM3.00 processing fee)
RedTix Hotline: +603.8775.4666 or www.AirAsiaRedTix.com
You can also get it from the places below.
- Rock Corner outlets:
- The Gardens (TEL: 03 – 2201 4893)
- KLCC (TEL: 03 – 2181 5560)
- Subang Parade (TEL: 03 – 5613 1139)
- The Curve (TEL: 03 – 7733 1139)
- Victoria Music outlets:
- Sg Wang(TEL: 03 – 2148 7208)
- Amcorp (TEL: 03 – 7956 0592)
- Tropicana (TEL: 03 – 7722 2955)
- Artist Gallery outlets:
- Gurney Plaza, Penang
- Queensbay Mall, Penang
- KL Life Centre (TEL: 03 – 2162 2570)
- Tune Store Low Yat Plaza
For more information on ticketing prices, purchases and inquiries, head over to this page
So Malaysians, will YOU be a part of the fun and laughter? :D