The Biggest and Funniest Comedy Festival in Asia Hits Kuala Lumpur (KLICFest2015)

The biggest and funniest Comedy Festival in Asia has begun, aptly named the Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival (KLICFest) 2015. Over eight consecutive days 16 to 23rd September 2015, over 60 of the world’s funniest comedians from 14 different countries take to five stages across Kuala Lumpur to entertain an audience of more than 20,000 people. I was at their media preview yesterday, and it was awesome!

The Biggest and Funniest Comedy Festival in Asia Hits Kuala Lumpur (KLICFest2015)
The Biggest and Funniest Comedy Festival in Asia Hits Kuala Lumpur (KLICFest2015)


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 even Cantonese!



Welcome to the show~
Welcome to the show~ Harith Iskander introduces KLICFest2015
Hung Le (Australia)
Hung Le (Australia)

All the funny festivities will culminate in a mammoth performance of the festival's top comedians on the 20th September 2015 known as Harith Iskander's 'To Know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA' Gala Night at The Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Hotel. 


Jarred Fell (New Zealand)
Jarred Fell (New Zealand)
Absolutely hillarious
Absolutely hillarious

"Comedy fans in Malaysia have always been kind and generous in their support and it is because of them that 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" says Harith Iskander. 


Alan Bates, the hypnotist comedian from the United States
Alan Bates, the hypnotist comedian from the United States
This is some real freaky performance
This is some real freaky performance

"Everyone's heard of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Montreal's 'Just For Laughts', 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



Tamer Kattan (United States)
Tamer Kattan (United States)

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. 


Jonathan Atherton (Australia)
Jonathan Atherton (Australia)
I do really like this guy
I do really like this guy

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. This is also in line with Tourism Malaysia's Year of Festivals 2015. 


At the media preview of KLICFest2015
At the media preview of KLICFest2015
Come one, come all !
Come one, come all !

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. The tickets range from RM15 - RM70 which covers each show per night. 

For comedy fans who do not wish to miss out on any of the shows can take advantage of the daily pass for RM98 per person or RM300 for 4 passes that will entitle the holder to cover all shows on a daily basis. To find out more about the daily pass, do email info@harithiskander.com or call 0192432898. Check out their website at www.klinternationalcomedyfestival.com for more information on the festival and lineup of entertainers. See you there!






27 comments :

  1. The comedy festival looks great. Laugh is the best medicine.

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  2. I love comedy because can release my stress lol! Will check it out!

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  3. Oh my! This is just the kind of show I like. These are people that I have laughed with on YouTube!

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  4. This has already started... I thought was suppose to get tickets.. And so I guess I am not.. Huhuhu.. I want to watch this...

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  5. This has already started... I thought was suppose to get tickets.. And so I guess I am not.. Huhuhu.. I want to watch this...

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  6. too bad I wasnt there to join in the fun. anyway thanks for sharing this Isaac. :)

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  7. I feel so lucky to meet Harith Iskander, the 'Godfather' of Malaysian comedy once in an event! He is so funny!! Too bad I cant join this

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  8. You met Harith Iskander in person? Wah.. you are so lucky. I love comedy, we need to laugh out loud!

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  9. So cool! Haha its kindda freaky that the volunteers were hypnotised. Harith Iskander is one of my fav comedian 😁

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  10. I listen to this a lot at hitz.fm in the morning. Nowadays , they really make the comedian industry big! Good for them!

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  11. I miss this. I heard is a good show.

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  12. I never watch any comedy live before.. Maybe I should try go one..

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  13. I think everyone loves comedy as it is one thing which can be watched by entire family together.

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  14. it looks like such a great show. perhaps should give it a try to release stressss :)

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  15. Sounds fun to me! I'm soo into Harith Iskander 's comedy :D

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  16. Had been to the earlier one. This one looks good too :)

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  17. Had been to the earlier one. This one looks good too :)

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  18. Enjoy!! The only comedy I've ever watched is the jump show in Korea!

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  19. Harith Iskander is always the comedy king at Malaysia! This comedy is something we can go for! haha XD

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  20. Sounds good. After all, laughter is the best medicine.

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  21. Looks like a great show. I wanna go for some good laugh times with Harith!

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  22. So jealous that you have attended a great event by Harith. I enjoy and love his jokes to gain some great laughters! :)
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  23. Lots of great performances and comedians here! Went to Ong Als, it was really awesome :)

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  24. I was there last night. The comedias were really awesome. Gonna check out the Filipino comedians tonight.

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  25. missed it this time, really was hoping to be able to watch harith iskandar the man live, it's so fun to be able to laugh it all out.

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  26. Awh the comedy festival looks great Isaac! Got to love Harith, he is hilarious ! :D

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