Get ready to LOL, LMAO and ROFL! Comedy Central will launch its first Asian original stand-up series Comedy Central Stand-up, Asia! on Tuesday, 23 August at 7.55pm (TH/WIB), 8.55pm (HK/PH/SG/TW) and 9.55pm (MY). Comedy Central Stand-up, Asia! is an eight-part short series produced by Comedy Central Asia in collaboration with comedy entertainment company LOL Events in Malaysia. Featuring the most diverse and extended line up of 24 popular Asian comedic acts from the region and across the world, a half-hour episode airs every week giving audiences a unique and first of its kind opportunity to taste different flavours of Asian stand-up. Click HERE to view/embed a video message from comedian Phoon Chi Ho (Malaysia).
“We’re excited to bring Comedy Central Stand-up, Asia! to viewers in line with our continued aim to promote Asian comedy and place a spotlight on some of the most talented comedians from the region. With this one unique offering, fans will get the most engaging and entertaining laughter fix from some of the best stand-up talents,” said Paras Sharma, Senior Vice President of MTV, Comedy Central & Paramount Channel Brands and Digital Media, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).
The line-up consists of 24 well-known and up-and-coming talents such as Ron Josol (Canada), Vivek Mahbubani (Hong Kong), Mo Sidik (Indonesia), Douglas Lim (Malaysia), GB Labrador (Philippines), Sharul Channa (Singapore), Chris Wright (Thailand), Atsuko Okatsuka (U.S.) and more. Viewers can expect hilarious insights into a melting pot of kungfu, Indian parents, the brutal truth of what it is like for a foreigner to date a Chinese girl and other jokes reflective of Asia culture. The complete list of comedic acts can be viewed at the end of the webpage here.
Filming for Comedy Central Stand-up, Asia! took place in July in front of a live audience at Southeast Asia’s biggest comedy club, LOL @ Live House located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in collaboration with Enrich by Malaysia Airlines, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, Uber and Killer Gourmet Burgers in Malaysia.
Since the channel was launched in 2012, Comedy Central has become one of the fastest growing brands for VIMN, which is now available 24/7 in 22 Asian markets via 51 providers. Over the last four years, the channel has collaborated with local comedy clubs to develop featurettes, on-air promotions and marketing partnerships.