by Maruxa Lynd
Returning with a 10-part series to air every Tuesday starting 14 August
Three cheers for Comedy Central’s original series, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia!, cause it’s back for its third season, premiering this 14th of August! The series, which is produced in partnership with comedy entertainment company LOL Events in Malaysia for the third year running, is a 10-part series that will feature 15 of the most distinct voices in Asian comedy from around the world, serving audiences an opportunity to experience the different facets of Asian stand-up.
“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,” Paras Sharma, the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks quoted.
Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! was first filmed in front of a live audience at the Imaginarium 1 Utama in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was expanded into a live show last July 2018 featuring host Ahmed Ahmed (USA), and comics with the likes of 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). Stand – up comedy fans in Singapore didn’t miss out on the laughter as they too had their live show with six comedians at the Victoria Theater last 13 July.
Season 3 of Comedy Central Stand Up, Asia! is once again supported by 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 1 Utama as the official venue, unifiTV as the Official Pay-TV Partner, and Mastercard as the Official Payment Partner for the Live shows.
Since Comedy Central’s launch across Southeast Asia in 2012, the channel 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. Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! will premiere on Comedy Central in Asia on 14 August, Tuesday at 9pm (WIB) and 10pm (PH/MY/SG/HK/TW), and is a 10-episode series airing every Tuesday for half an hour.