Your weekly Kuala Lumpur Comedy & Theatre Guide, with theatre, comedy and musicals for this next week with The City List Event Guide.
MARCH 13-15: BoboKL presents: Made In America
Made In America by TerryandTheCuz featuring Douglas Lim & Gavin Yap. Avant Premiere Season. In countries all over the world, very different people share the same dream: The American Dream. They don’t just want to live like Americans: they want to BE AMERICAN. After decades of absorbing American pop culture, two Malaysian screenwriters set out to write the perfect American film but which is it? The liberal-arthouse-movie which America needs or white-savior-summer-action blockbuster movie which it wants?
The season at BOBO KL will be an exclusive preview to the world premiere season and will feature some of Malaysia’s most distinguished theatre talents. This project is generously supported by The Australia Council for the Arts, Brahmal Vasudevan & Shanthi Kandiah, The Consulate General of Australia (New York) and The Consulate General of Malaysia (New York). CONTENT WARNING: MADE IN AMERICA contains adult content, including: prop firearms, gunshot sounds, violence, explicit language, and simulated sex. The performance will extend beyond the stage, and some guests will be asked to move during the show.
BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL. RM70 / RM50 for Bobo Diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002
MARCH 13: Open Crack Weekly Comedy Open-Mic Night
Netflix specials, sold out auditoriums, international tours - all of them started out at open mics. A place for comedians to try out new material, and for newbies to try to hold on for dear life. Witness the grassroots of Malaysia's very own comedy scene, have a drink or three, and maybe even jump on stage! If you'd like to be the Seinfeld or Shandling, Carr or Yashere, Iskander or Leong - Open Crack is where you'd start! Turn up at 8pm
for slots with 3 minutes of material. So head on over to the Crackhouse Comedy Club every Wednesday,
Up to 20 comics, for 2 hours,* for a mere RM20!**
*Malaysian timing / **If you buy at the door. Showtime 9pm, Door opens 8pm
Crackhouse Comedy Club KL: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL . Tickets online RM15 / Door RM20. Visit www.peatix.com Call +6017-260 3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
MARCH 14: Comedy 'Rojak!' | Malay & English Stand-up Comedy
Rojak Comedy! Our mixed-lingo open mic show for English / BM audiences only. Its a mash up of Malaysian humor delivered in our mother tongue of Bahasa and the tongue of our colonial invaders. Rojak Comedy menampilkan persembahan komedi "Stendap" di dalam Bahasa Melayu dan Bahasa Inggeris!
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL . Tickets online RM15/ Door RM20. Visit https://crackhousecomedyrojak.peatix.com/ Call +6017-260 3654 or email email@example.com for more info.
MARCH 14: Throwback Thursdays
Have you seen the news lately? Crazy things happen all the time and it’s super stressful. Wouldn’t it be great if we can go back to the good old days? Back when the sun shone brighter, the air was clearer, and everything was just fine? This show aims to bring you back to memory lane with jokes about how good things used to be and how terrible things are right now. Bring your rose-tinted glasses and come take a trip to the past with us on Throwback Thursday!
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. RM40. Get your TIX at http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ OR Call 013-5231491
MARCH 15/16: Crackhouse presents Papi Zak
Malaysia’s biggest comedian (by size) is taking the stage at Crackhouse! With his deep baritone voice and laid-back charm, Papi Zak’s comedy stylings are sure to tickle your funny bone. Papi Zak has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the Malaysian comedy circuit and he just so happens to be the “biggest” Malaysia have to offer. He’s been writing, performing and doing stand-up comedy for over 12 years and continues to bring his quirky brand of humour and witty observations on the absurdities of every-day life to all these performances.
Zak has worked in production as well as on radio (on both LiteFM and REDFM) and his comfortable presence in front of a camera landed him jobs on TV as the host of two lifestyle programs – ‘The Halal Foodie’ and ‘Happy Endings’. Zak is currently the brand ambassador for
Mr.Potato. Zak’s stand up routines are tremendous and people of all ages enjoy the style he brings to the table and this easily translates to the corporate stage, which makes him not only a great comedian to have but also a wonderful host.
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL . Tickets: RM40 online / RM50 walk-in www.crackopenthescotch.peatix.com Call +6017-260 3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
MARCH 15: Borneo Brothers
Who says only KL, Penang, and JB get to have all the fun? Our brothers and sisters on the East Side are here to party too! This is the night where we showcase the best comedians from East Malaysia. Featuring Filzah Awok from Maharaja Lawak Mega and Arena Panggang, Mad Sabah from Maharaja Lawak Mega, Komediri, and Lawak Solo, Zainal Bostaman from BruHaHa Comedy and Comedy Zone Asia, and introducing Jhonney Athie from Sabah.
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. RM40 online/ RM50 walk-in. Get your TIX at http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ OR Call 013-5231491
MARCH 16/17: Formosa at Istana Budaya
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan will be performing FORMOSA at Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur, 16th-17th March 2019. Be the first in Southeast Asia to watch FORMOSA which premiered in Taiwan in November 2017. And toured 6 US cities; Wolfsburg, Germany; London; Paris; and Lisbon.
ISTANA BUDAYA: Jalan Tun Razak, KL. Tickets: https://airasiaredtix.com/formosa
MARCH 16: Drop The Mic 2
Ready for a show unlike any other? How about a stand up comedy show mixed with freestyle rap battles? That’s right, it’s time to Drop the Mic AGAIN right here at The Joke Factory. Comedians and music fans Abé Latté, Farid Azmeir, Harresh AU, and Muzakir Xynll come together to perform stand up on the first half of the show, and battle rap each other on the second half to see which of them can really throw down. Hosted by Harith Iskander himself, this hiphop -heavy show is right up your alley whether you’re into trap, old school boom bap, cloud rap, gangsta, trip hop, or just a fan of comedians having fun with music! Come and watch these hilarious dudes drop the mic!
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. RM50 online/RM60 walk-in. Get your TIX at http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ OR Call 013-5231491
MARCH 18: Ladies Aloud at TJF
This open mic comedy night is a night where regular female open mic-ers and established comediennes try out their new materials.
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. RM20 online/walk-in. Get your TIX at http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ OR Call 013-5231491
MARCH 19: The Joke Factory Open Mic
If you’ve ever wanted to try stand up comedy in any language, this is the platform for you.
Come and watch regular open mic-ers and established comedians try out their stuff and sign your name up too so you can get a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be funny.
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. Get your TIX at http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ OR Call 013-523 149