Season 3 of Comedy Central original series Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia is back! Produced in partnership with comedy entertainment company LOL Events in Malaysia for the third year running, the series 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.
The show is filmed in front of a live audience at the Imaginarium One Utama in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and promises that once again, nothing will be off-limits with host Ahmed Ahmed (USA) leading the pack, comprising 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). Earlier in July, the show also incorporated a live show into the formula, with a ticketed one-night-only show with 14 comedians at the HGH Convention Center in Malaysia on 7th July, and for the first time in Singapore – with six comedians at the Victoria Theatre on 13th July, giving fans a chance to see these comedians perform live.
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’, unifiTV as the ‘Official Pay-TV Partner’, and Mastercard as the ‘Official Payment Partner’ for the Live shows.
Says Kamal Munasinghe, General Manager, Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur: “It is a pleasure to collaborate with Comedy Central, a platform that brings such esteemed personalities together in Kuala Lumpur, where Alila Hotels & Resort has just opened doors to its newest 5-star lifestyle hotel. We were privilege to host the comedians in our hotel and for them to experience amazing skyline views with personalized service, state-of-the-art rooms and curated food and beverage options to deliver surprisingly different memories that connects one and the destination.”
Says Rizal Kamal, CEO of LOL Events: “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.”
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.
Says Paras Sharma, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks: “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 premiered on Comedy Central in Asia on 14th August, airing every Tuesday at 9pm (WIB) and 10pm (PH/MY/SG/HK/TW) for 10 episodes.