The Magners International Comedy Festival
23 March 2017 8:00 pm
Prepare for a feast of tummy tickling, side-splitting laughter when the Magners International Comedy Festival moves to Hanoi on Thursday, Mar. 23.
With three shows in Ho Chi Minh City — including the grand final of the Big V Amateur Comedy Competition — the festival will finally get its debut in the capital courtesy of three top-notch stand-up comics: Andre King (NZ), Lars Callieou (CAN) and Jim Brewsky (US).
Hailing from Canada, Lars Calleiou has an impressive list of Canadian comedy credits. He has a comedy special airing on the Comedy Network, appearances at the Just for Laughs and Halifax Comedy Festivals and his comedy radio show was nominated for a 2011 Canadian Comedy Award. He’s been on CBC’s The Debaters, XM Radio and Shaw Cable.
He has also been a finalist at the Seattle International Comedy Competition, has travelled to Iraq and Kuwait twice to entertain US servicemen and women, and has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Boston Comedy Festival and played Brad Garrett’s comedy club at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
Andre King is a comedy powerhouse from New Zealand known for his stinging punchlines, well-crafted observations, razor sharp improvisation and hilarious impersonations. According to Mark Ritchie from The Stage UK, Andre is “one of New Zealand’s finest comedy exports… irresistibly funny!”
One of the biggest and brightest names in comedy on the Asian scene — and now around the world — Hong Kong-based US comic Jim Brewsky is an international award-winning headliner, and winner of the 2015 Magners International Comedy Festival Comedy Competition.
Brewsky’s comedic delivery style combines a clean, good-natured stage presence with a healthy dose of self-deprecation. Guaranteed to make you laugh. You may even shed a tear or two!
So prepare yourself for a smorgasbord of bellyaching comedy and get yourself down to Standing Bar. This one’s going to be big.
Tickets are available at Standing Bar, 170 Tran Vu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi or online via facebook.com/hanoicomedy. Entrance is VND250,000 (VND200,000 in advance) and the show kicks off at 8pm./.