Comedy Central has unveiled its line-up of 12 Asian comedians for “Stand-Up, Asia!” Season 4. One of the network’s original productions, this season evolves the stand-up show format into a stand-up and sketch hybrid, coupled with the boldest and funniest comic talent to celebrate Asian comedy.
Airing in Asia in November 2019, “Stand-up, Asia!” Season 4″ marks the first time the series is including comics from Taiwan and Brunei. Here are the 12 comedians of the show:
1. Sam See
See is a familiar face on the comedy circuit. He has opened for some of the biggest names in comedy, such as Jim Jefferies, Gina Yashere and Kevin Bridges.
2. Qamarul Haziq
Haziq is an up-and-coming comedian. He has opened for American TV celebrity Tom Green and Singaporean comedians, Fakkah Fuzz and Rishi Budhrani.
3. Hannan Azlan
Azlan is Malaysia’s comedy sweetheart. In 2016, he became not only the youngest winner ever of the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition but the first and only female to do so.
4. Kavin Jay
Jay is Malaysia’s grumpiest comedian and rapid-fire joke machine. He is a returning comic from “Stand-Up, Asia!” Season 1.
5. Nigel Ng
Ng is an Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 Newcomer Award nominee. He made his TV debut on “Comedy Central’s Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central” in 2018.
6. Brian Tseng
Tseng is a comedian and host of “The Night Night Show,” a late-night internet talk show in Taiwan that focuses on political satire. He is the first “Stand-up, Asia!” comic from Taiwan.
7. Zainal Bostaman
Bostaman is the founder of comedy troupe BruHaHa Comedy. He is the first “Stand-up, Asia!” comic from Brunei.
8. Yumi Nagashima
A Japanese comedian based in Canada, Nagashima shows off her sassy stage presence. She is a finalist in the Yuk Off Competition in 2016 and in 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
9. JR de Guzman
The face of Just for Laughs 2017, de Guzman hails from the Philippines and resides in the United States. He combines music and comedy in his set and has opened for international names like Tim Allen, Margaret Cho and Paul Mooney.
10. Ryan Puno
Puno is the founder and director of comedy channel SOLID OK. He wants to make people laugh and show the different facets of Filipino comedy.
11. Storm Xu
Xu is set to take the world by storm. He has had sold-out shows in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia.
12. Aaron Chen
Chen is a Chinese-Malaysian-Taiwanese presenter based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. A festival favorite, he took home the Director’s Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019 and had a sellout run recently at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.
These 12 acts will join sketch duo and hosts, Benjamin Kheng and Hirzi Zulkiflie of the The BenZi Project. Get ready to be tickled to the core of your funny bone with the smartest dose of funny with satires that play on Asian culture, social norms and idiosyncrasies.
In partnership with lyf by Ascott, filming for Comedy Central’s “Stand-Up, Asia!” Season 4 will take place in front of a live invited audience at lyf Funan in Singapore, Southeast Asia’s largest coliving property that redefines the apartment living experience.
Since Comedy Central was launched across Southeast Asia in 2012, the channel has become one of the fastest growing brands for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), which is now available 24/7 in 16 Asian markets via 80 providers.
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