Returning with a 10-part series to air every Tuesday starting 14 August
MALAYSIA, 6 JULY 2018 – Good things come in threes and none better than Season 3 of Comedy Central's original series, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! Produced in partnership with comedy entertainment company LOL Events in Malaysia for the third year running, it will return to screens in Asia in August. Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! Season 3 is a 10-part series that will feature 15 of the most distinct voices in Asian comedy from around the world, giving audiences an opportunity to experience the different facets of Asian stand-up.
Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! will premiere on Comedy Central in Asia on 14 August, Tuesday at 9pm (WIB) and 10pm (PH/MY/SG/HK/TW), and is a 10-episode series airing every Tuesday for half an hour.
Paras Sharma, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks, said, “Comedy has a spot in the hearts of our viewers and bringing back Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! is in line with our continued aim to promote Asian comedy, and our commitment to invest in original content. After two successful seasons which achieved record viewership across Comedy Central Asia’s TV and digital platforms, fans can continue to look forward to getting their laughter fix from some of the best stand-up Asian talents from around the world.”
Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! will be filmed in front of a live audience at the Imaginarium One Utama in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July 2018. Nothing will be off-limits with host Ahmed Ahmed (USA), and funny bones will be tickled by Sugar Sammy (Canada), Aiko Tanaka (Japan), Dwayne Perkins (USA), Esther Ku (USA), Helen Hong (USA), Hung Le (Vietnam), Jason Leong (Malaysia), Jennifer Hsiung (China), Joanne Kam (Malaysia), Jocelyn Chia (Singapore), Justin Rivera (USA), Jinx Yeo (Singapore), Kuah Jenhan (Malaysia) and Victor Anastacio (Philippines).
This year, the series concept has been expanded to incorporate a Live show. Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! Live, will be a stand-up showcase for laugh-out loud entertainment. This is a ticketed one-night-only show with 14 comedians at the HGH Convention Center in Malaysia on 7 July, and for the first time in Singapore – with six comedians at the Victoria Theater on 13 July.
“Comedy Central Stand Up, Asia! is a one-of-a-kind show with unique positioning and depth. Our key mission is to highlight the best Asian talents globally, to show the world how far we have come, even though the comedy industry here is new. What better way to make Asia shine than to put the best Asian talents in the world in one show, one stage,” concluded Rizal Kamal, CEO of LOL Events.
Season 3 of Comedy Central Stand Up, Asia! once again sees the support of Enrich by Malaysia Airlines as the 'Official Airline Loyalty Partner', along with new partners such as Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur as the ‘Official Hotel’, Imaginarium One Utama as the ‘Official Venue’, unifi as the ‘Official Pay-TV Partner’, and Mastercard as the ‘Official Payment Partner’ for the Live shows.
Since the channel was launched across Southeast Asia in 2012, Comedy Central has become one of the fastest growing brands for VIMN, which is now available 24/7 in 18 Asian markets via 65 providers. Over the last six years, the channel has collaborated with local comedy clubs to develop featurettes, on-air promotions and marketing partnerships.
About Comedy Central
Comedy Central, the world’s biggest comedy network, has been making audiences laugh since it first launched in the United States in 1991. Renowned for featuring a stable of exclusive and tailor-made local and international comedy, the brand has become the ultimate destination for all kinds of humour, from traditional to satire to sketches to popular sitcoms. Outside of the United States, Comedy Central, seen in over 70 territories via more than 12 locally programmed and operated TV channels, is part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Comedy Central in Asia, visit www.comedycentralasia.com.
About LOL Events
LOL Events is an award-winning entertainment company, based in Malaysia that specializes in organizing world class stand-up comedy shows. Since its inception in 2009, LOL has engaged with A-listers such as Russell Peters, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, Maz Jobrani, and Eddie Izzard in a mission to bring the best comedians in the world to audiences and fans in Asia. The company now looks to build comedy talents in Asia in an effort to showcase Asian talents to the world.
For more info, visit www.lolevents.my or check out their Facebook and Instagram page.
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