Thailand, and Bangkok in particular, is heating up as a destination for top level comics.
2019 will welcome several big-name comedians to The Big Mango to perform. January brings Australian comic Jim Jefferies to Bangkok for the first time for a sold-out show.
The Comedy Club Bangkok’s Co-Creative Director, Chris Wegoda explains that the time is right for bigger names to play in Thailand’s capital. “We’ve been involved in bringing some of the biggest names in comedy to Bangkok for years.
We presented Jimmy Carr, and co-presented Eddie Izzard, who are both huge, and have also had names like Gina Yashere and Tom Rhodes play at our club.
“But 2019 will take things to a whole new level. We start the year by co-presenting Jim Jefferies with Thai entertainment giant Live Nation BEC Tero. Then in March, Live Nation BEC Tero and The Comedy Club By Drew McCreadie Bangkok present American comic and TV star Jim Gaffigan. And after that, The Comedy Club Bangkok will be bringing Jimmy Carr back to Thailand. It’s an ‘all-Jim’ year of comedy!”
“Carr and Jefferies are very edgy, whereas Gaffigan is known as a ‘clean’ comic.”
But don’t let that label fool you. Gaffigan’s material cuts across a wide range of topics, and his unique brand of self-deprecating humour has wide appeal.
Gaffigan has had many successes over the years, with several Grammy nominations for his comedy albums, several books including Dad is Fat and Food: A Love Story, and was the star of his own television program The Jim Gaffigan Show. He has five Netflix specials and is one of only 10 comics to ever sell out Madison Square Garden. He even preformed for Pope Frances and over one million festival attendees in Philadelphia. So even God likes him!
Gaffigan’s Quality Time Tour brings him to Thailand on March 22 at the Scala Theatre in Bangkok. This will be his first time performing in Thailand. “It’s a great time for comedy in Bangkok,” says Wegoda.
Even 2018 will end on a superhigh note with a special performance December 28th by Neal Brennan, the co-creator with Dave Chappelle of the
highly successful Chappelle’s Show and the star of Netflix special 3 Mics.
For information on these and other shows go to www.ComedyClubBangkok.com