Cantonese comedy is back and this time, it’s supersized! Award-winning comedians and Festival alumni Vivek and Tim return to Melbourne with Hong Kong’s funniest female comedians Mary and Matina.
Vivek Mahbubani was crowned the 2007 and 2008 funniest person in Hong Kong in both English and Cantonese and has represented Hong Kong in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s first ever Comedy Zone Asia in 2015, Comedy Central Asia’s inaugural Stand-up, Asia! in 2016 and headlined Hong Kong’s Laugh Festival in 2017. Yes, he’s Indian, but his Cantonese is full-on Chinese.
Tim Chan won the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition in 2011 and has been touring around Asia headlining shows in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau and Mainland China. He joined forces with Vivek in 2017 to bring Melbourne a string of Cantonese comedy shows and now paves the way for a new wave of Cantonese comedy.
Matina Leung represented Hong Kong in Kuala Lumpur’s KLICFEST (curated by the famous Harith Iskander) and created Hong Kong’s first all-woman comedy group with shows in Hong Kong’s Laugh Festival in 2017. A full-time mother and comedian, Matina is the comedic voice for many aspiring female comedians.
Mary Ng is a news-reporter-turned-comedian who brings a fresh angle of humour to the Cantonese comedy world. Her ability to spot, analyse and make fun of social issues has built her a unique following. She produces stand-up and improv comedy shows around Hong Kong and is one of the founders of Hall of Laughs – Hong Kong’s only regularly performing Cantonese comedy troupe.
Combined, this show is your only source of authentic Cantonese comedy at the Festival.
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