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After successfully launching in February 2017, and followed up by sold-out shows in April & July, Comedy Masala International is back from 14 – 16 September with another diverse line up of international comedians who will perform live in Pakistan for the first time!

After quickly establishing themselves as Pakistan’s premium international stand-up comedy experience, Comedy Masala International is proud to announce its fourth edition of shows this September, with MORE live international stand-up comedy! Comedy Masala will put on 5 shows over 3 nights and will feature brand new acts & brand new jokes!

Visiting Pakistan this year are:

1) RON JOSOL, the Canadian comedian who is RUSSELL PETERS opening act! Ron has toured and opened for his mentor Russell Peters, and has a few jokes about Russell in his act! Ron is hilarious and has featured on NBC, Showtime, Gotham Comedy Live & Comedy Central.

2) RORY LOWE, the Australian comedian who is funny, kind of insane & alumni of (sold-out shows) the Perth, Adelaide & Melbourne Comedy Festivals. Rory has been tearing it up across Australia, and most recently in Malaysia, and at Comedy Masala, Singapore!

3) MARKUS BIRDMAN, the UK comedian who is a 20+ year veteran in the industry. Markus has been featured on NETFLIX (Live from Amsterdam), Comedy Central, BBC1, BBC3, ITV, Channel 4 & Paramount. Markus was voted as 2013 Top 10 Comedians by TIMEOUT Magazine, London.

All 5 shows will be hosted by Comedy Masala founder & Pakistani comedian, UMAR RANA (seen on Comedy Central Asia & voted 2013 Top 10 Comedians in Asia by Top 10 Magazine).

The COMEDY MASALA INTERNATIONAL franchise will continue to bring live international stand-up comedy to Pakistan, featuring comedians from North America, Europe, Australia & South East Asia. Comedy Masala will expand to Dubai, Lahore & Islamabad in 2018. Comedy Masala (Singapore) is currently Singapore’s biggest & most popular weekly stand-up comedy show and has been listed by Traveller.Com (Australia) as one of the World’s Top 10 comedy nights. Comedy Masala has been aired on a popular TV channel, Comedy Central Asia.

Comedy Masala has now successfully expanded to Pakistan with the aim to make Pakistan one of the world’s largest hubs for international comedians touring South & South East Asia. Work is currently in progress to develop a grass roots initiative, via masterclasses run by international comedians, to develop and nurture the local stand-up comedy scene.


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