Your weekly Comedy & Theatre Guide is now live for Kuala Lumpur. Here’s a selection of what’s coming up over the third week of June.
Until JULY 7: The Phantom of the Opera is HERE in KL
The world’s most popular musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues its premiere in Kuala Lumpur for a limited season at the Istana Budaya, Jalan Tun Razak, KL until July 7. The Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony’s on Broadway and four Olivier Awards in the West End. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA became the longest running show in Broadway history on January 9, 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance, surpassing the previous record holder “Cats”. On January 1, 2018 it celebrated its 13,000th performance and later that month on January 24, the Broadway production celebrated an amazing 30 years on Broadway.
With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer Maria Björnson, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including The Phantom of the Opera, Think of Me and Music of the Night. The original cast recording, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide, is the best-selling cast recording of all time. Tickets are now on sale through TicketCharge.
JUNE 19: Open Crack. The Crackhouse Comedy Open Mic Night
Is the smoking ban taking a toll on your social life? Did you choke on your Teh Ais when you saw the Raj Banana Leaf video? Do you wish you could tell all the racist people in the country to get lost? Or do you do a mean impression of Siti Kasim? Open Crack! open-mic night could be for you. Participants are given 3 minutes of stage-time and absolutely anyone can participate!
Crackhouse Comedy Club KL: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. 9pm. Tickets online RM15/ Door RM20. www.stubapp.com/event/517 Call +6017-260 3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
JUNE 19: Making S#it Up!
A weekly improv comedy show with a rotating cast of comedians every week. With Henry Choo, Answer Hadi, Prakash Daniel and Farid Azmeir. Hosted by Kavin Jay.
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
JUNE 20: AiiA Presents: Late Night Comedy Improv at the Crackhouse!
Join the Artifically Intelligent Improvaholics Anonymous (AiiA) as they take you on a laughing journey through spontaneity and the magic of Improv Comedy! Its engaging, its uplifting, it’s hilarious – get ready for the adrenalin rush of Improv Comedy! Bring a friend, your family, but leave the kids at home! It's going to be a wild night!
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. Ticket Price: RM40 online / RM50 at the door. https://aiiaimprov.peatix.com Call +6017-260 3654 or email email@example.com for more info.
JUNE 20: Joke Daddies at TJF
Here’s an idea: how about instead of his 700th necktie, another fishing trip, or new socks again, why not bring your dad to a comedy show? Especially one where the comedians themselves are fathers? In this Father’s Day special, local comedy dads will share their hilarious stories of fatherhood! Featuring local favourites Sim Tong, Nizam Jentik-Jentik, Phoon Chi Ho, and Netflix’s very own Kavin Jay! Come and bring your dad along!
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
JUNE 21/22: Crackhouse Comedy Club presents Scott Agnew (SCO)
Scott Agnew is a critically acclaimed, Glaswegian stand-up comedian. Agnew is considered one of the best story tellers in the business, with his sell-out Edinburgh 2012 show at The Stand, 'Tales Of The Sauna' receiving critical acclaim across the board, and being taken to be performed at London's West End Soho Theatre. The Scottish Comedian of the Year 2008 and former journalist has a number TV presenting credits (MTV, BBC Three, STV) and radio appearances (BBC FiveLive, BBC Radio Scotland, Clyde 1, Galaxy FM) under his belt.
He’s performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (featuring on Fringe favourites such as 'Late’n’Live', 'Spank' and Just the Tonic’s 'Big Value' showcase as well as The Stand’s 'Best of Scottish Shows'), New York Comedy Festival and Prague Praha Fringe Festival, as well as hosting in front of 8000 at Glasgow’s Gay Pride march in 2012. As his acclaim continues to grow, Agnew has been asked to support HBO’s Jim Jeffries on the Scottish leg of his tour, Kevin Bridges at the music festival Rockness, as well as Perrier winner Sean Hughes at the same festival the following year.
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. Tickets: RM50 online / RM60 walk-in from https://scottcrackingagnew.peatix.com Call +6017-260 3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
JUNE 21/22: Ciaran Lyons at TJF
Ciaran Lyons is verifiably one of Australia’s fastest-rising stand-up comedy stars and media personalities. Since being awarded the Artists’ Choice award at the Wild West Comedy Fest in 2015 and Next Gen Comedian by the Perth Comedy Festival at just sixteen years of age, Ciaran has been nominated for Best Comedy at FRINGE WORLD, hand-picked by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for their prestigious Comedy Zone showcase of the hottest new comics in Australia and was honoured alongside Tame Impala, Troye Sivan and Danny Green by The Sunday Times as one of WA’s Hottest 100 People of 2016.
His TV and radio credits include regular guest reporting for Channel Ten’s The Project, stand-up performances on ABC TV’s Comedy Bites *Gala, triple j’*s Good Az Friday live show (broadcast from Melbourne Town Hall for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival). He regularly presents on national youth station triple j, where he has been heard solo hosting every show from the early morning shift to the Breakfast Show and Drive.
Now based in Sydney, Lyons is a regular at all the major comedy venues and festivals across Australia and is a firm fixture in Australia’s stand-up comedy and media landscape.
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
JUNE 24: Officially Harith Iskandar
In the spirit of the critically acclaimed late night talk show hosted by Harith Iskander himself comes his brand new podcast: Officially Harith! Be part of the live audience and ask him questions and give comments as the Godfather of Malaysian Standup Comedy discusses the week’s top stories, trends, cultural touchstones, or anything else he feels like talking about on this new weekly live show! Come and be part of the show!
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. Call +60135231491 or +60139622956, WhatsApp at: http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ or click here: https://bit.ly/2wfMTkI, for bookings!
JUNE 25: Crackhouse presents Glen Wool (CAN) for One Night Only
See Canadian comedy Legend Glen Wool stars for one night only at Crackhouse Comedy KL
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. Ticket Price: RM50 online / RM60 at the doorhttps://glenncrackingwool.peatix.com/ Call +6017-260 3654 or email email@example.com for more info.
JUNE 25: 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. Get your TIX at http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ OR Call 013-5231491
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. Call 013-523 1491.