Your weekly Comedy & Theatre (& Musical) Guide. Here’s a selection of what’s coming up over the week of April.
PRIL 24-28: Pohlihtik at DPAC
From the theatre company that brought you the BOH Cameronian Arts Award nominated IQ.Rock (2018), BMW Shorties Best Screenplay nominated Colourful (2018) and in-the-recent-headlines Forget Me Not (2019), Anomalist Production is proud to announce it’s latest poetic-theatrical piece POHLITHIK happening this April 24th to 28th, 2019 at Blackbox, Damansara Performing Arts Centre.
DPAC: H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ. Details and online tickets purchase for performances at: www.anomalistproduction.com and at the door from the box office at www.dpac.com.my. Call 03-4065 0001/0002
APRIL 24: 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: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. 9pm. Tickets online RM15/ Door RM20. Call +6017-260 3654 or email email@example.com for more info. www.stubapp.com/event/517
APRIL 24: 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
APRIL 25-28: Kandang at KLPac
Back by popular demand. The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat will be re-staging KANDANG as part of The Actors Studio’s 30th anniversary celebrations. The localised Bahasa Malaysia adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm was first staged in 2017. It sold out even before opening night and went on to bag four awards – Best of 2017 , Best Director, Best Costume Design & Best Actor in a Leading Role – at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards. Kandang is part of The Actors Studio's 30th anniversary celebrations made possible by Yayasan Hasanah.
KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL: Ticket Price: RM80 (VIP), RM60 (Regular), RM50 (TAS Card Members, Seniors), RM40 (students & disabled). Concession and student tickets only available via walk in. Tickets from https://proticket.com.my/klpac-kandang/. Call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.klpac.org
APRIL 25: Crackhouse presents The Kings of Komedi
It wouldn’t be a Crackhouse 5 Year Anniversary Carnival without a night of Comedy in Bahasa Melayu. Assembling some of the best Bahasa comics in Malaysia, for a night of side splitting laughter. Catch Rayza Mukmin, Ayim Razak, Filzah Azmi, Botak and Mad Sabah all on one stage. You’ve seen them on Maharaja Lawak Mega, Super Spontan, Arena Panggang, Lawak Solo, Oi Jaga Mulut, Komediri and so many more. But this is more than that! This is ground breaking stand-up comedy from the grassroots scene at its finest! See them live, uncensored and at their absolute best at the Crackhouse!
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. 11pm. Tickets: RM40 online / RM50 walk-in kingscrackingkomedi.peatix.com Call +6017-260 3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
APRIL 25: Long Story Short at TJF
In this curated open mic, regular performers and established local comedians will test out their longer material. Watch live as experienced comics test out their conceptual pieces, tricky premises, and storytelling skills just for you!
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
APRIL 25: Sharul Channa (SG) at Crackhouse
Sharul Channa is bringing her signature brand of hilariously sharp tongued comedy to the Crackhouse 5 Year Anniversary for one night only. Arguably one of the funniest comedians to come out of Singapore, Sharul has made a name for herself confronting stereotypes and gender roles, all while bringing audiences to tears of laughter.
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL .Tickets: RM50 online / RM60 walk-in sharulchanna26apr.peatix.com. Call +6017-260 3654 or email email@example.com for more info.
APRIL 26-28: Euphrasia – The Musical
This is a joint musical production by the Good Shepherd Sisters and The Actors Studio.
***All proceeds go towards work to eliminate of all forms of gender based violence primarily in domestic violence, human trafficking and programs on child marriage prevention and empowerment of women and girls.***
Euphrasia - The Musical tells the true life story of Mother Mary Euphrasia from a mischievous girl growing up in the aftermath of the French Revolution to a woman with audacious ideas for improving the lives of countless women and children back in a time when society was much more orthodox. The aspirations of Mother Mary Euphrasia live on today empowering lives, restoring rights and upholding the dignity of women and children in 73 countries in the world.
KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL. For tickets call 016-205 3548. Call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.klpac.org
APRIL 26: T4YP Pop-up Theatre Performance: Pokok Bunian Sudah Mati
Over the course of three rehearsals, T4YP 2019 will work together with director-in-residence Tung Jit Yang to devise a site-specific piece. The site: the fallen tree at klpac. The performance and devising process will revolve around the themes of aging and tragedy, with the site itself being a main source of inspiration. Cast: T4YP ensemble 2019
KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL. Call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.klpac.org
APRIL 26/27: Harith Iskander’s Don’t Be Like Daddy
How does the Funniest Person in the World deal with being the Funniest Dad in the world? This weekend, take a journey with Harith Iskander as he shares his experience and observations of fatherhood in his signature theatrical style. You don’t want to miss this one!
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. RM120 online/ RM130 walk-in. Get your TIX at http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ OR Call 013-5231491
APRIL 27: Crackhouse Carnival Presents: GB Labrador (PHI)
Flying in the pride of the Philippines for Crackhouse’s 5 Year Anniversary. GB Labrador is going to be at the Crackhouse for one night only. Catch this charming and undeniably hilarious comedian in action. One of the founding members of the Comedy Revolution in the Philippines, GB is one international comic you do not want to miss. A writer for ABS, CBN, GB has performed in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He’s been the first runner up at both the Jack TV’s Laffapalooza and the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition, and has torn the roof off every time he’s come to the Crackhouse.
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL . Tickets: RM50 online / RM60 walk-in gbcrackinglabrador.peatix.com. Call +6017-260 3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
APRIL 27/28: LFF19 x Cyrano de Bergerac
Le French Festival 2019 (MY) brings you the story of Cyrano de Bergerac. For the first time in its history, Le French Festival partners with KL Shakespeare Players -one of Malaysia’s greatest theatre companies – to produce The Story of Cyrano de Bergerac, a French theatrical masterpiece written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. KLSP’s unique French-Malaysian version of Cyrano is bound to sweep the audience off their feet and take them on a lyrical journey like no other, performing key scenes of this classical play in contemporary English with a hint of French. Featuring: Grégory Henno, Nikki Basharudin, Teoh Jun Vinh. Directed by:
Lim Kien Lee.
DPAC: H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ. Online Booking http://www.dpac.com.my/page/ticket/bookTicket/view/945.html. Box office at www.dpac.com.my. Call 03-4065 0001/0002.
APRIL 28: Stars of the West End in KL
Produced and presented by the British Theatre Playhouse in association with Worldwide Entertainment, Kuala Lumpur is set to welcome four leading stars from London's West End in an up-coming exhilarating musical show, Stars of The West End Sing The Rock Musicals. The Asian Tour will stage for one night only, a performance in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 28th April 2019 at the newly renovated Grand Ballroom of Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa.
Stars of The West End Sing The Rock Musicals is a unique theatrical production that brings together four internationally-renowned and highly-accomplished stars from the West End comprising Shona Lindsay, Carole Stennett, Mike Sterling and Ricardo Afonso giving us the most recognisable songs from the musicals in which they were the leading stars.
Featuring songs from the smash hit musicals We Will Rock you, Thriller Live, The Bodyguard, Tina, Beautiful, Dreamgirls and Motown The Musical. The show will also include some all-time musical theatre hits from The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa (Grand Ballroom - Level 15), Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, PJ. Get Your Tickets NOW > http://bit.ly/2SjM1UO
APRIL 29: Mystery Show
It can take plenty of experimentation to get a joke just right. Even when you’re The Joke Factory. What could possibly be up their sleeves in this mystery Monday night show? There’s only one way to find out! Come and bring a sense of adventure with you
THE JOKE FACTORY: Lot 26, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. RM20 online/ RM30 walk-in. Get your TIX at http://thejokefactory.wasap.my/ OR Call 013-523 1491.
APRIL 30: The GALA Bonanza with Fakkah Fuzz, GB Labrador, Joanne Kam & more
It’s the last night of the Crackhouse 5 Year Anniversary Carnival and they are going out with a bang. They’ve put together a line up of such monumental proportions you will have to be there or you are missing out on the ultimate night of comedy. With some of the highlight acts from the festival AND some regional superstars, where else but the Crackhouse Comedy Club will you be able to see Fakkah Fuzz (Netflix), GB Labrador (BBC), Joanne Kam (Comedy Central Asia), Kuah Jenhan (Festival Nominated), Papi Zak (Comedy Central Asia), Phoon Chi Ho (Comedy Central Asia), Shamaine Othman (Comedy Central Asia) and Rizal Van Geyzel (Comedy Central Asia). All on one stage.
CRACKHOUSE COMEDY CLUB: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. Tickets online RM90/ Door RM100. galabonanza30apr.peatix.com. Call +6017-260 3654 or email email@example.com for more info.
APRIL 30: 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.