Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival (KLICFest)

Assalammualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera

Hari ini kita post blog kita dalam English pulak ok. Sesekali blogger melayu post, jangan marah ye. Jangan lupa saksikan Festival Komedi Antarabangsa di Kuala Lumpur pada 16-23 September 2015. Yang dibawakan oleh pelawak tersohor negara Harith Iskander.

The Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival showcasing the world’s best comedic talents in a first-of-its-kind festival in Malaysia




20,000 fans, more than 60 of the best comics in the world, 14 different countries, 8 days of laughter and  5 comedy-friendly venues . That sums up Asia’s biggest ever comedy event, The Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival (KLICFest), scheduled to rock Kuala Lumpur from 16th to  23rd of September 2015. This epic comedy saga is the brainchild of our very own Harith Iskander, the ‘Godfather’ of Malaysian comedy 
– who is both founder and director of this festival.



This extravaganza will have all things comedy from sketch, satire, musical and improv comedy to slightly less traditional acts like a comedy magician and a hypnotist comedian! There will also be open mic competitions, kids’ comedy workshops plus a whole gamut of stand-up comedy shows in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, 
Tagalog and Cantonese!
All the funny festivities will culminate in a mammoth performance of the festival’s top comedians on the 20th of September 2015 known as Harith Iskander’s ‘To Know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA’ Gala Night at 
The Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Hotel . 


 “Comedy fans in Malaysia have always been kind and generous in their support and it is because of them stand-up comedy has flourished in Malaysia. Having a full-fledged international comedy festival is the next logical step in the growth of the comedy scene here. In a way, it is a way of rewarding the fans with something spectacular.

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 reach of KLICFest is far and wide. This festival curated not only the best comedians from the region, from countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines,India, etc. but also the best comedians known globally. Included in the lineup are names like perennial favourite PAUL OGATA (USA), the explosively funny GINA YASHERE (UK), comedic magician extraordinaire JARRED FELL(NZ), comedy ensemble ONGALS (KOREA) and many others.


“Comedy fans of all ages will have the opportunity to escape from stress with their favourite comedians and enjoy a fun-filled social bonding experience with their loved ones over the week-long festival. Kids will enjoy laughing, parents will love seeing their children laugh, and hey, if your date is laughing, you can be sure it’s already a good date!” said Dr Jezamine Lim, fellow Festival Producer of The Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival.


The Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival is one of the many initiatives under the wider umbrella of DiverseCity 2015’s Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival. It is aimed at showcasing a diverse and multitude of talents and cultures from around the region making it one of the largest cultural events in Malaysia in line with Tourism Malaysia’s Year of Festivals 2015.




The Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival aims to create a bigger platform in the future as part of fulfilling the growing demand for comedy in Malaysia.


To get more information on the festival and lineup of entertainers kindly visit www.klinternationalcomedyfestival.com


Love,

Kolin Zainal



20 comments:

  1. This looks really great and i love comedy stand up. They are so fun to watch and full of laughter sessions.

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  2. I love comedy stand-up shows. This is one event I will not miss.

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  3. the idols picture are so cute! hahaha :P

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  4. hehe.. life is short, we sure need some comedy festival. Shall let my friends know of this too.

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  5. Hihi I love stand up comedy show as it cheers us up.

    http://waiyee.blogspot.com/

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  6. fun ways to release stress is to laugh off on jokes!!! great event !

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  7. I can't wait for this to start.. I have picked a couple of shows I really would love to catch.... Maybe even more...

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  8. Not a fan of Comedy! But hope to read your sharing after you attend this event hehe!

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  9. i cannot wait to catch this. An international cast! wow

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  10. I love Harith Iskander, he is hilarious. cant wait for the event :D

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  11. I enjoy the humorous of Harith very much to relax myself for a good laugh : ) Am sure this will be an awesome event : )
    Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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  12. Oh, international comedians. Would be worthwhile to watch. Have attended Harith's shows before, loved it!

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  13. I have not watch a comedy show before. I should join one next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Yet to watch comedy shows live. Perhaps will do so next time.

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  15. aww that sounds fun! i never been to any such show!

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  16. I heard about this ! sounds so fun .. hope i can attend this one day

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  17. Hi, nice to meet you in this morning! I am joelle ng.
    I love the posting of them, so comedy and fun. Haha

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  18. Hi, nice to meet you in this morning! I am joelle ng.
    I love the posting of them, so comedy and fun. Haha

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    1. hi joelle!!!!!...

      hope to see u again!
      have a safe japan trip ok.. *wink*

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  19. Harith Iskandar is hilarious, seen him live a couple of times. :)

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