The Magners International Comedy Festival is the largest comedy festival in Asia with shows in Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Bangkok shows will take place at The Comedy Club Bangkok and the Altitude lounge at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit.
Chris Wegoda, Co-Creative Director of The Comedy Club Bangkok and Thailand Country Manager of the festival, can barely contain his excitement. “Last year’s festival was very successful. This year is going to be epic. We added Phuket, Hua Hin, and Pattaya to the festival this year. We will have two shows in Bangkok featuring Indian comics, and our Gala show offers a VIP package including free flow Magners and food provided by the chef team at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit. It’s going to be amazing.”
The Indian comics Chris referred to include one of India’s top comedians, Sorabh Pant, founder of East India Comedy, as well as Azeem Banatwalla, and Magners Comedy Competition 2016 winner Sunanda Sachatrakul.
In addition to the Indian comics, Canadian favourite Lars Callieou will be performing both in Bangkok and in Phuket. Britain’s Martin Mor is returning for the second year, and Irishman Aidan Killian will be there as well. BBC star Matthew Giffen is also returning. One of New York’s fastest rising stars, Dan LeMorte will be representing the USA, happy just to be outside of North America, and looking forward to the peaceful civility of Bangkok.
New Zealand expats, be excited to hear that Andre King, one of the country’s best, will also be performing. This will be Andre’s first time as part of the festival.
Hosting the show in Thailand has fallen on the very capable shoulders of The Comedy Club Bangkok. “After the successes of Jimmy Carr and Eddie Izzard’s shows in Bangkok, we are really looking forward to continuing our quest to bring the best comedy here,” says Wegoda, high on the exhilaration that comes from knowing The Comedy Club Bangkok has become one of the most highly regarded comedy clubs in Asia.
The festival in Thailand will open with a Gala show on March 23 at Altitude at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit. Six comedians will perform including Canadian Comedy Award Winner Brian Aylward and fellow Canadians Dana Alexander, Kelly Taylor and Justin Rivera. The event is sponsored by Magners and a free-pour, all-you-can-eat VIP option is available.
Shows for Bangkok will be at Altitude, The Western Grande Sukhumvit on March 23 and The Comedy Club Bangkok March 23-25.
For the complete show schedule and tickets go to ComedyClubBangkok.com, FB page: ComedyClubBangkok