Pakistan’s first ever regular international English stand-up comedy shows featuring international comedians will launch in Karachi, from February 2017.
Comedy Masala (Singapore) is proud to announce the launch of COMEDY MASALA INTERNATIONAL. The franchise will bring live international stand-up comedy to Pakistan, and will create history as Pakistan’s FIRST EVER regular international stand-up comedy shows, featuring comedians from North America, Europe, Australia and South East Asia. Comedy Masala International will put on a series of shows throughout the year, and will expand to Lahore & Islamabad from Sept 2017 onwards.
As part of the launch series in February 2017, Comedy Masala will produce 6 shows, and will feature 3 comedians from the USA: Paul Ogata, Dwayne Perkins and Matt Davis. Comedy Masala founder & Pakistani comedian, Umar Rana, will be hosting all 6 shows. Further monthly shows are planned for April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December 2017, with each show featuring a different line up of international comedians.
Comedy Masala (Singapore) is currently Singapore’s biggest & most popular weekly stand-up comedy show, and was recently listed by Traveller.Com (Australia) as one of the world’s Top Ten comedy nights. Comedy Masala has been aired on popular TV channel, Comedy Central Asia. Comedy Masala is expanding to Pakistan with the aim to make Pakistan one of the world’s largest hubs for international comedians touring South & South East Asia. Comedy Masala’s vision is to bring the world’s best international stand-up comedians to Pakistan, and to launch a grass roots initiative, via weekly open mics and workshops, to develop and nurture a local stand-up comedy scene under the guidance of experienced comedians from across Asia, Europe, North America & Australia.
This historic venture is being led by Comedy Masala founder, Umar Rana, and Pakistani marketer, Aamir Habib.