Barry’s performing at the Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival

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Barry’s performing at the Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival

“The Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival (KLICfest) is THE BIGGEST International Comedy Festival in the region.”

The Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival (KLICFest) is set to become Asia’s BIGGEST annual comedy event. Over eight consecutive days this September, 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.

South African comedy legend, Barry Hilton who has been invited to perform four shows says, “ I can’t wait to hit the stage in Kuala Lumpur for the first time. The International Comedy Festival is going to be a smasher event and I couldn’t be prouder or more excited to be a part of it.”

Comedy Festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal’s ‘Just For Laughs’ and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival have long been a staple of must-go-to comedy events around the world but there has never been one to feed the growing appetite of comedy in Asia … until now!

The Festival program – curated by Festival Directors Dr Jezamine Lim and the acknowledged ‘Godfather’ of Stand Up Comedy in Malaysia, Harith Iskander – features performances from not only the biggest acts from Malaysia and the region (Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Philippines) but also the best international stars and the most promising emerging talent.

A truly ‘complete’ comedy festival it will feature everything from stand up comedy in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog and Cantonese to sketch comedy, satire comedy, improv comedy, musical, comedy magic, open mic competitions and kids comedy.

These shows will be staged and staggered simultaneously at four key comedy venues all located in and around Kuala Lumpur.

On Sunday the 20th one of the main highlights worth mentioning will be an all-star performance of the LAUGH MALAYSIA Gala Night at the 3000 seater MANHATTAN BALLROOM, BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE, KL.  This will feature a ‘Best Of’ line up of comedians who are performing at the KLICFest.

The KLICFest is set to become one of Kuala Lumpur’s fastest growing cultural events.

If you’re looking for a NOT-TO-BE-MISSED comedy event that is suitable for all ages this September in this region – then Kuala Lumpur is the place to be between the 16th and the 23rd and we are set to receive you with open arms.

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