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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Comedy Masala International launched in Karachi in 2017 and has since produced 44 sold-out shows to raving reviews. Comedy Masala returns from 25 – 27 October, 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 Tenth Edition of shows in October 2018. Comedy Masala will put on 4 shows over 3 nights and will feature brand new acts.

Visiting Pakistan this October are:

1. JONNY LOQUASTO (USA)
Jonny has been seen on Gotham Comedy Live, Comics Unleashed & AXStv. Jonny resides in L.A. and never sleeps enough thanks to staying busy as a comedian, host, and actor. As a comic, he’s performed nationally on Comics Unleashed, Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and Stand-Up & Deliver on NUVO TV. He can be seen every week as a play-by-play commentator for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood.

2. KERMET APIO (USA)
Kermit has been seen on ‘An Evening at the Improv, Dry Bar Comedy and Almost Live. Born and raised in Hawaii, Kermet Apio enjoyed a childhood in paradise. He attended the University of Washington, and in May 1990, he quit his job, said good bye to health care and benefits, and took the leap to performing full time. It is still his only job skill. Kermet has made several TV appearances, including A&E’S ‘An Evening at the Improv’, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, Almost Live (Seattle NBC) and Comics A to Z (PBS). He is also a past winner of the prestigious Seattle Comedy Competition.

3. KAVIN JAY (MAL)
Kavin Jay’s NETFLIX special was released in Feb 2018, making him one of only 3 SE Asian comedians to achieve the feat. He’s a rapid-fire, grumpy, joke telling machine. He may be grouchy but does it with panache that you can’t help but laugh. His intense sense of humour has tickled ribs and charmed audiences of all shapes and backgrounds. In 2017 he performed at the prestigious Melbourne & Perth Comedy Festivals.

4. UMAR RANA (PAK)
All shows will be hosted by Comedy Masala Founder & Pakistani comedian, UMAR RANA (seen on Comedy Central & Ch. 5 Singapore) was 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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