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Day 44: Superman got nothing on me.

Stand Up for Education 2.0

Happy Valentine's Day! Today's (lately-written) blog post is about a stand-up comedy show Shyne and I had watched last month.

So I've heard about Harith Iskander a long time ago. I'd never been to any of his shows but I knew in a subconsciously manner that he was an extremely hilarious person. On a few days before the show, I found out about his Twitter account and followed him. The next day, Shyne whatsapped me asking if I wanted to go with her to his show. What a coincidence. Of course, I agreed eagerly.

The show was for a charity project by AMMA, All Malaysia Malayalee Association. The foundation's aim was to assist needy Malaysians to pursue their studies. The proceeds from the event were all channeled to needy and deserving young Malaysians for educational support, youth and leadership activities. Oh, and if you didn't know (like me), Malayalee is like a higher class of Indian people.

So, we reached the venue, which was at SJK(C) Sentul, and my, were the kids' school large! It was like a luxury to all primary school studies. The event had many people attending. Even though our row was like row R, we were in the middle of the hall. There were even rows KK, LL and more! The show lasted for 3 hours, and started off with Malaysia's grumpiest comedian, Kavin Jay. There were many funny comedians (all that I've never heard of till then) like Rizal Van Geyzel (“Future of Malaysian Stand-up Comedy”- Harith Iskander), Vivek Mahbubani from Hong Kong and Paul Ogata from the US (“ Funniest Asian-American Comedian in the USA”- Takeout Comedy Competition).

They joked about all sorts of things from races to sex to politics. All I can say that if you're close-minded and easily offended, please don't waste your money to come and listen and then write a criticising article in the newspaper. There were beverages served that can be brought in to the venue, so we were laughing and drinking and laughing and drinking some more and of course, taking the occasional toilet break.

One thing that really hit me was something that one of them (I've forgotten who, oops) stated that in the past, we listened to politicians and laughed at comedians, but now we laugh at politicians and listen to comedians.

I wouldn't hesitate to go to another show after this. It was a really fun experience and I'd recommend you to experience it yourself too. ^_^

"@hyeyeonghy: Watched 1 of Hariths shows tonight and I can say that I had the best time of my life 😌😌😌😌" That is why we do what we do
Harith Iskander (@HarithIskander) January 31, 2016

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Day 44: Superman got nothing on me.


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