Comedy Masala International launched in Karachi in 2017 and has since produced 40 sold-out shows to raving reviews. Comedy Masala returns from its Summer Break from 16 – 18 August, featuring a brand-new line up of 3 international comedians, who will perform live in Pakistan for the first time!
Comedy Masala International is Pakistan’s premium international stand-up comedy experience and is thrilled to announce its ninth edition of shows in August 2018. Comedy Masala will put on 4 shows over 3 nights and will feature brand new acts.
Visiting Pakistan this April are:
1. ORLANDO BAXTER (USA)
Orlando Baxter exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005. His fresh perspective and unique relatability soon made this former high school teacher a fan favourite and led to a string of positions in all over the world including NBC’s ‘Stand Up for Diversity’, Boston Comedy Festival, Montreux Comedy Festival, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Turku Comedy Festival, and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Orlando currently tours across the country performing at clubs and colleges at home and overseas, and when he’s not doing his own thing, you can catch him on the road opening for Whitney Cummings and Jo Koy. In 2016, Orlando made his late night TV debut on the Conan show on TBS.
2. LACHLAN PATTERSON (CAN)
Mixing a dry sarcasm with his biting commentary on life, Lachlan Patterson has achieved major success as a Stand-up Comedian, Writer, and Comedic Actor. Since finishing as Runner Up on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Lachlan has become a regular guest on FOX’s comedy PUNCHLINE and a special guest on FX’s LEGIT and Comedy Central’s TOSH.O. Check out his 1-Hour Comedy Special “LIVE FROM VENICE BEACH” on the STARZ® Network or check him from his performances on THE TONIGHT SHOW and THE LATE LATE SHOW.
3. CORY MICHAELIS (USA)
According to a bunch of girls he’s dated, Cory Michaelis will shock you with some of the things he says but do it in a way that you’ll still find him charming. He talks about his high school sweetheart and former wife, his new girlfriends, and his unique day job and co-workers in a way that he wouldn’t want any of them to hear. Cory just recorded his first comedy special “Collage Graduate” – 40 minutes of squeaky clean material – in Provo, Utah at Dry Bar Comedy. He is a regular in all of the clubs in the Pacific Northwest, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, and headlines comedy clubs, colleges, and weird bars all over the country.
4. UMAR RANA (PAK)
Umar is the founder of Comedy Masala. In July 2016, Umar made his TV debut on “Comedy Central Asia presents Stand-up Asia!”, and in 2013 Umar was listed in the Top 10 comedians in Asia by Top 10 Magazine, Malaysia. Umar has been doing comedy since 2001, in both improv and stand-up. He was one of the founding members of Black Fish, Pakistan’s first & highly acclaimed English-Speaking Improv Comedy Troupe. He’s performed live in Singapore, New Zealand, HK, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia & Pakistan. He was the official opening act for BILL BURR in Singapore, and has hosted and opened for Hollywood comedian Rob Schneider. Umar is also the Resident Host at Singapore’s most popular weekly comedy night, Comedy Masala.
ABOUT COMEDY MASALA
Comedy Masala is Singapore’s biggest & most popular stand-up comedy night, with over 475+ shows produced over 8 years. Comedy Masala International launched in Pakistan to massive success in 2017, and has now put on 40 shows in Karachi since Feb 2017. Comedy Masala has cemented its place in Pakistan’s history as being the first regular international stand-up comedy show. Comedy Masala Singapore also holds the No. 1 rank in SE Asia, and was listed as the Top 10 Comedy Nights in the World (TRAVELER, AUSTRALIA). Comedy Masala Singapore was also featured on COMEDY CENTRAL ASIA.