Comedy Zone Asia is firing in for a fifth year! This one-of-a-kind comedy culture trip brings the best of the Asian region to Melbourne, with unmatched performances from some of the finest and funniest international artists. Performance in English. Kolkata-born, Mumbai-based Anirban Dasgupta is a stand-up comedian and writer with a sprawling, storytelling style. Expect personal stories, sardonic cynicism and big laughs from this smart, relatable star. Not one to shy away from controversy, Fakkah is outspoken and self-assured with cross-cultural humour to appeal across borders.
Stand-up Comedy making waves across Asia
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One of our favourite comics - Ted Alexandro. We are happy to see him grace our our stage again. This comic is funny as hell. Get your ticket here: Bit.
Asia - Blog. Stand-up Comedy is taking the Asian nightlife by storm. With an increase in the number of local comedy groups, stand-up comedians have embraced this opportunity to showcase their comedic talents to a laugh-hungry audience waiting to be entertained. Local comedy sets in India, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong are mostly sold out on weekend evenings and many established global comedians such as Russell Peters and Michael McIntyre have had more shows in the Asian region in the last few years. In terms of comedy acts and the quality of material, Asia has developed in leaps and bounds to make her presence known on the international stage.
But it is less satisfying when the audience has been ordered to do so before the first joke has been told. In Asia, where a youthful stand-up comedy scene is still developing, comedians in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia are finding creative ways to tell jokes about sex and politics, while coming up against cultures of censorship and taboos. Among them is Mr. Xu, 30, who lives in Shanghai and ekes out a full-time living from stand-up comedy.