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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 August are:
- ORLANDO BAXTER (USA)
Orlando has made appearances on ‘Conan O’Brien’, BBC, AXS, and ‘Gotham Comedy Live’. His fresh perspective and unique relatability soon made him a fan favourite all over the world including NBC’s ‘Stand Up for Diversity’, Boston Comedy Festival, Montreux Comedy Festival, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Orlando currently tours across the country performing at clubs and colleges at home and overseas.
- LACHLAN PATTERSON (CAN)
Lachlan has been seen on ’The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’, Comedy Central, Tosh.O and ‘Last Comic Standing’. Mixing a dry sarcasm with his biting commentary on life, Lachlan 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.
- CORY MICHAELIS (USA)
Cory has been seen on FOX, Buzzfeed & Dry Bar Comedy. Cory will shock you with some of the things he says but do it in a way that you’ll still find him charming. Cory just recorded his first comedy special “Collage Graduate” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. He is a regular in all of the clubs in the Pacific Northwest, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the country.
- UMAR RANA (PAK)
All shows will be hosted by Comedy Masala founder & Pakistani comedian, UMAR RANA (seen on Comedy Central Presents Stand-Up Asia & voted 2013 Top 10 Comedians in Asia by Top 10 Magazine). Umar was the official opening act for BILL BURR in Singapore, and has hosted & opened for Hollywood comedian Rob Schneider. Now celebrating his EIGHTH year (and 475+ shows!) as the Founder & Resident Host at Comedy Masala Singapore, Umar will once again take you on a ride throughout the show.
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.
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