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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Comedy Zone Asia (ASIA)

Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Comedy Zone Asia (ASIA)

Returning to the Festival after a jet fuelled debut season in 2015, Comedy Zone Asia is back! Enriching and challenging comedy as you know it, a handpicked cast of top performers from the region deliver expert comedy from a range of culturally diverse perspectives.


Emcee Sharul Channa (Singapore) is a TV regular with razor sharp wit. With an undeniable stage presence described as ‘balls of steel’ by The Sunday Times, her command of language and comedy in both English and Hindi is a joy.

Comedian, actor and screenwriter Storm Xu (China) has been hailed as ‘one of the most brilliant talents in China’ by the Sydney Morning Herald. With a sharp and controversial style, Storm recently won the Outstanding Performance Award at the inaugural Shanghai International Comedy Festival.

Bilingual comedian Andrew Chu (Hong Kong) performs in both Cantonese and English. Andrew has been crowned the winner of Hong Kong International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Competition, a prestigious event highlighting the brightest comics from SE Asia. Andrew has performed in Japan, China and Australia, where he discovered his new favourite drink, milk.

Co-founder of Comedy Manila GB Labrador (Philippines) is a conversational stand-up who makes you feel like you are hearing from an old friend, with inside jokes and yarns that catch you like a tickle. A featured comedian all over SE Asia, GB also currently writes sketch comedy for ABS CBN and has been an Esquire Magazine Comedy Ambassador.

Snake enthusiast Daniel Fernandes (India) is one the the sub-continent’s leading English stand-up comics. With over three million hits on YouTube, Daniel is the voice is of his generation, tackling bold topics such as the Charlie Hebdo attacks, student suicide and the Syrian crisis. Daniel headlines Comedy Zone Asia in his Australian debut.

Performance in English.

Directed by Bob Franklin.

Suitable for audiences 16+

Comedy Zone Asia is proudly supported by Accommodation Partner Adara Apartments on Collins.

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