MAKING S#IT UP! (16 JAN)

Making Sh#t Up hosted by Harith Iskander
A weekly improv comedy show with a rotating cast of comedians every week.
Comedians will perform in scenes, segments and games that are entirely unscripted(by God’s will) and/or predetermined by suggestions from the audience – whether the show is great or not it’s in YOUR hands!

MARRIED LIFE (17 JAN)

They say couples that laugh together, stay together. And if you’ve ever been married, then you know that there are plenty of funny stories, moments, and jokes only married couples can truly relate to. So if you’re keen to share in the hilarious moments only the married life can offer, this comedy show is for you!

All the comedians in this lineup have their own stories about being married they’re looking to tell on stage. We have Justin Heyes, Michael Saadi, Aaron Barber, Phoon Chi Ho, Adrianna, and the whole affair will be hosted by Sulaiman! See you there!

HANNAN AZLAN (18 & 19 JAN)

The naughtiest comic in KL is back!

In 2018 she was hand-picked for Melbourne International Comedy Festival
showcase Comedy Zone Asia and made Australian television debut on ABC’s Comedy
Up Late.

Hannan began experimenting with stand-up in 2015. One year later, she
became the youngest winner of the Hong Kong International Comedy
Competition.

She has since performed in 14 countries across Asia, Australia, Great
Britain, and Europe.

Her electric stage presence is powered by a background in theatre and
childhood depression.

Hannan has been described as “a musical genius” and “gross”.

Hannan has been featured everywhere from Berlin to Bangkok, MTV Asia to the
Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

She has played in clubs, theatres, festivals, a BDSM street fair, and
family-friendly shows.

FEM X TALK – TEENAGE PREGNANCIES (19 JAN)

In this edition of the storied FEMxTalk series, we will be discussing teenage sexual health, teen pregnancies, and what we, as a society can do to better educate ourselves about what’s going on and how to play a part in avoiding unwanted teenage pregnancy.

Featuring television personality, host, and actress, Daphne Iking, Youth Chairperson, Federation of Reproductive Health Association Malaysia, Fara Rom, as well as social advocate and activist Syed Azmi, moderated by Harith Iskander, we invite you to come to this educational event and be a part of the conversation!

TJF OPEN MIC (22 JAN)

If you’ve ever wanted to try standup comedy in any language, this is the platform for you!

Come and watch regular open micers and established comedians try out their stuff and sign your name up too so you can get a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be funny!

MAKING S#IT UP! (23 JAN)

Making Sh#t Up hosted by Harith Iskander
A weekly improv comedy show with a rotating cast of comedians every week.
Comedians will perform in scenes, segments and games that are entirely unscripted(by God’s will) and/or predetermined by suggestions from the audience – whether the show is great or not it’s in YOUR hands!

FUNNY & SAD (24 JAN)

Down in the dumps? Feeling blue and looking for a way to shoo the boohoos? Worry not! As they say, misery loves company, and in this special show, we seek to mix tragedy and comedy into a potent cocktail that will chase your sorrows away.

Our special lineup for this show includes lovable sad sacks, hilarious losers, and comics who have a deft hand at turning their sad stories into funny jokes for your entertainment! Featuring Aw Yuong Tuck, Harresh AU, Nicholas Lim, Justin Heyes, and hosted by the inimitable Zainal Bostaman!

GENG GELAK 2 (26 JAN)

Geng Gelak kembali beraksi! Tahun lepas Nabil Ahmad dah pun beraksi di pentas The Joke Factory, maka kali ni kami menjemput Zulin Aziz dan Leyla Krisya pula untuk menjadi pengacara malam standup komedi Bahasa Malaysia!

Lineup malam ini terdiri daripada alumni Raja Lawak, Lawak Ke Der, Gegar Lawak, Komediri, dan Lawak Solo iaitu Filzah Azmi, Abe Latte, JD, Nizam Jentik-Jentik, dan Rayza Mukmin! Jangan ketinggalan!

GELAK GELITA (28 JAN)

Nak tengok pelawak-pelawak dalam TV cuba joke baru? Atau nak tahu siapa pelawak underground terer-terer yang baru nak up? Datang ke Gelak Gelita untuk menyaksikan persembahan komedi standup Bahasa Malaysia secara live!

TJF OPEN MIC (29 JAN)

If you’ve ever wanted to try standup comedy in any language, this is the platform for you!

Come and watch regular open micers and established comedians try out their stuff and sign your name up too so you can get a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be funny!

DOUGLAS LIM (30 JAN)

Missed his last appearance at The Joke Factory? Worry not! He’s back sooner than you think!

His wit and comedic observations and commentary have often been the highlight of movies, television shows, musicals, theatre, events, campaigns and showcases in the country over the last 20 years. His natural ability to bring laughter to people from all walks of life has earned him the moniker of King of Malaysian Comedy.

Having performed sold-out shows all over Malaysia since 2009 with the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians, Douglas Lim stepped into the international circuit in 2017 at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) under Comedy Zone Asia & his very own solo show “This Is Nice” – both of which received high reviews. As a result, MICF produced and re-staged Douglas’ solo show at the 2018 festival. Douglas’ impressive performances also earned him a spot on the esteemed MICF Gala which aired on the ABC.

FAMILY FRIENDLY! MAKING STUFF UP! (31 JAN/EVENING)

It’s time for another improv comedy night, family-friendly style! All your favourite improvisers and games you know and love, but this time, it’s fun for all ages! If you’ve seen Whose Line is it Anyway or our regular improv show Making S#it Up but would like to bring your whole family along and would prefer the jokes to be squeaky clean, then this is the show for you!

Making Stuff Up will be the same unpredictable horseplay you’ve come to expect, only with zero naughtiness so everybody in the family can have fun. Bring your grandma along!

FAMILY FRIENDLY! MAKING STUFF UP! (31 JAN/NIGHT)

It’s time for another improv comedy night, family-friendly style! All your favourite improvisers and games you know and love, but this time, it’s fun for all ages! If you’ve seen Whose Line is it Anyway or our regular improv show Making S#it Up but would like to bring your whole family along and would prefer the jokes to be squeaky clean, then this is the show for you!

Making Stuff Up will be the same unpredictable horseplay you’ve come to expect, only with zero naughtiness so everybody in the family can have fun. Bring your grandma along!

RO CAMPBELL (1 & 2 FEB)

For the first time ever at The Joke Factory.. it’s Ro Campbell!

the UK based Aussie has wowed audiences in over 40 countries with his relentlessly entertaining brand of cheeky slightly dark humour.

He has performed at the last 12 Edinburgh Fringe festival’s and has made The Scotsman’s pick of Best Jokes of The Fringe. In 2010 he was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year (slighty controversial being Australian and all).

He has also written for British TV and Radio, featured regularly on BBC Radio in topical panel shows, history shows and live stand up recordings. He has made numerous solo show appearances at Glasgow International Comedy Festival, NZ Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringeworld, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and performed extensively on the club circuit in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.

BANTAI JE! (4 FEB)

Pernah tengok lawak improv yang macam dekat TV tu? Nak lagi best, tengoklah live! Pelakon-pelakon kami akan ambil cadangan anda dan mentransformkan jadi sketsa, dialog, dan watak yang kelakar gila!

Saksikan Anwar Hadi, Nizam Jentik-Jentik, Farid Azmeir, Botak, dan Filzah menaiki pentas dan membuat lawak secara 100 % spontan, 100% tanpa skrip, dan 100% tak ditapis langsung! See you there!

GELAK GELITA (11 FEB)

Nak tengok pelawak-pelawak dalam TV cuba joke baru? Atau nak tahu siapa pelawak underground terer-terer yang baru nak up? Datang ke Gelak Gelita untuk menyaksikan persembahan komedi standup Bahasa Malaysia secara live!

ANDREW NETTO (15 & 16 FEB)

Look who’s back at The Joke Factory, it’s Andrew Netto!

Andrew Netto is one of the hottest comedians in the Malaysian circuit achieving considerable success in the local and international comedy scenes. He is described as a comic with more spin than a high speed turbine, with his twists and insights in the daily workings of the average Joe. The Malaysian is a regular feature in The Comedy Club KL shows and has performed at or emceed dozens of the highly popular comedy show.

His highlights are performances with comedian Ahmed Ahmed and Maz Jobrani in 2011, and mega comedian Russell Peters in 2012 in front of an audience of 8,000 people. With his yearly show “Andrew Netto Live”, Andrew showcases his skills in entertaining his audience solo. The 1.5 hours laugh out loud show is where he continually displays his amazing ability to take the most mundane things in life and twist it into comedy. The corporate world has also welcomed Andrew Netto with clients like P1 Wimax, HSBC, Guinness, Malaysia Airlines, Tourism Malaysia and more.

CHARLES THE FRENCH (20 FEB)

Charles The French is widely known for his sarcastic videos posted on Facebook and YouTube. With over 120 million views on Facebook and over 20 million views on YouTube, he has become a reference in terms of students humor. The skits also tackle relationships problems as well as technology products spooky reviews. Written by Charles himself and directed by his friend Tada, the videos are sure to tickle your bones. 

Charles The French is also a Comedy Magician. After 15 years of training, he has spent the past year writing a Comedy Magic Show that premiered in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2018. 

Joining him on stage as a featured act is the videos director Tada. 

GELAK GELITA (25 FEB)

Nak tengok pelawak-pelawak dalam TV cuba joke baru? Atau nak tahu siapa pelawak underground terer-terer yang baru nak up? Datang ke Gelak Gelita untuk menyaksikan persembahan komedi standup Bahasa Malaysia secara live!

MAKING S#IT UP! (16 JAN)

Making Sh#t Up hosted by Harith Iskander
A weekly improv comedy show with a rotating cast of comedians every week.
Comedians will perform in scenes, segments and games that are entirely unscripted(by God’s will) and/or predetermined by suggestions from the audience – whether the show is great or not it’s in YOUR hands!

MARRIED LIFE (17 JAN)

They say couples that laugh together, stay together. And if you’ve ever been married, then you know that there are plenty of funny stories, moments, and jokes only married couples can truly relate to. So if you’re keen to share in the hilarious moments only the married life can offer, this comedy show is for you!

All the comedians in this lineup have their own stories about being married they’re looking to tell on stage. We have Justin Heyes, Michael Saadi, Aaron Barber, Phoon Chi Ho, Adrianna, and the whole affair will be hosted by Sulaiman! See you there!

HANNAN AZLAN (18 & 19 JAN)

The naughtiest comic in KL is back!

In 2018 she was hand-picked for Melbourne International Comedy Festival
showcase Comedy Zone Asia and made Australian television debut on ABC’s Comedy
Up Late.

Hannan began experimenting with stand-up in 2015. One year later, she
became the youngest winner of the Hong Kong International Comedy
Competition.

She has since performed in 14 countries across Asia, Australia, Great
Britain, and Europe.

Her electric stage presence is powered by a background in theatre and
childhood depression.

Hannan has been described as “a musical genius” and “gross”.

Hannan has been featured everywhere from Berlin to Bangkok, MTV Asia to the
Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

She has played in clubs, theatres, festivals, a BDSM street fair, and
family-friendly shows.

FEM X TALK – TEENAGE PREGNANCIES (19 JAN)

In this edition of the storied FEMxTalk series, we will be discussing teenage sexual health, teen pregnancies, and what we, as a society can do to better educate ourselves about what’s going on and how to play a part in avoiding unwanted teenage pregnancy.

Featuring television personality, host, and actress, Daphne Iking, Youth Chairperson, Federation of Reproductive Health Association Malaysia, Fara Rom, as well as social advocate and activist Syed Azmi, moderated by Harith Iskander, we invite you to come to this educational event and be a part of the conversation!

TJF OPEN MIC (22 JAN)

If you’ve ever wanted to try standup comedy in any language, this is the platform for you!

Come and watch regular open micers and established comedians try out their stuff and sign your name up too so you can get a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be funny!

MAKING S#IT UP! (23 JAN)

Making Sh#t Up hosted by Harith Iskander
A weekly improv comedy show with a rotating cast of comedians every week.
Comedians will perform in scenes, segments and games that are entirely unscripted(by God’s will) and/or predetermined by suggestions from the audience – whether the show is great or not it’s in YOUR hands!

FUNNY & SAD (24 JAN)

Down in the dumps? Feeling blue and looking for a way to shoo the boohoos? Worry not! As they say, misery loves company, and in this special show, we seek to mix tragedy and comedy into a potent cocktail that will chase your sorrows away.

Our special lineup for this show includes lovable sad sacks, hilarious losers, and comics who have a deft hand at turning their sad stories into funny jokes for your entertainment! Featuring Aw Yuong Tuck, Harresh AU, Nicholas Lim, Justin Heyes, and hosted by the inimitable Zainal Bostaman!

GENG GELAK 2 (26 JAN)

Geng Gelak kembali beraksi! Tahun lepas Nabil Ahmad dah pun beraksi di pentas The Joke Factory, maka kali ni kami menjemput Zulin Aziz dan Leyla Krisya pula untuk menjadi pengacara malam standup komedi Bahasa Malaysia!

Lineup malam ini terdiri daripada alumni Raja Lawak, Lawak Ke Der, Gegar Lawak, Komediri, dan Lawak Solo iaitu Filzah Azmi, Abe Latte, JD, Nizam Jentik-Jentik, dan Rayza Mukmin! Jangan ketinggalan!

GELAK GELITA (28 JAN)

Nak tengok pelawak-pelawak dalam TV cuba joke baru? Atau nak tahu siapa pelawak underground terer-terer yang baru nak up? Datang ke Gelak Gelita untuk menyaksikan persembahan komedi standup Bahasa Malaysia secara live!

TJF OPEN MIC (29 JAN)

If you’ve ever wanted to try standup comedy in any language, this is the platform for you!

Come and watch regular open micers and established comedians try out their stuff and sign your name up too so you can get a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be funny!

DOUGLAS LIM (30 JAN)

Missed his last appearance at The Joke Factory? Worry not! He’s back sooner than you think!

His wit and comedic observations and commentary have often been the highlight of movies, television shows, musicals, theatre, events, campaigns and showcases in the country over the last 20 years. His natural ability to bring laughter to people from all walks of life has earned him the moniker of King of Malaysian Comedy.

Having performed sold-out shows all over Malaysia since 2009 with the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians, Douglas Lim stepped into the international circuit in 2017 at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) under Comedy Zone Asia & his very own solo show “This Is Nice” – both of which received high reviews. As a result, MICF produced and re-staged Douglas’ solo show at the 2018 festival. Douglas’ impressive performances also earned him a spot on the esteemed MICF Gala which aired on the ABC.

FAMILY FRIENDLY! MAKING STUFF UP! (31 JAN/EVENING)

It’s time for another improv comedy night, family-friendly style! All your favourite improvisers and games you know and love, but this time, it’s fun for all ages! If you’ve seen Whose Line is it Anyway or our regular improv show Making S#it Up but would like to bring your whole family along and would prefer the jokes to be squeaky clean, then this is the show for you!

Making Stuff Up will be the same unpredictable horseplay you’ve come to expect, only with zero naughtiness so everybody in the family can have fun. Bring your grandma along!

FAMILY FRIENDLY! MAKING STUFF UP! (31 JAN/NIGHT)

It’s time for another improv comedy night, family-friendly style! All your favourite improvisers and games you know and love, but this time, it’s fun for all ages! If you’ve seen Whose Line is it Anyway or our regular improv show Making S#it Up but would like to bring your whole family along and would prefer the jokes to be squeaky clean, then this is the show for you!

Making Stuff Up will be the same unpredictable horseplay you’ve come to expect, only with zero naughtiness so everybody in the family can have fun. Bring your grandma along!

RO CAMPBELL (1 & 2 FEB)

For the first time ever at The Joke Factory.. it’s Ro Campbell!

the UK based Aussie has wowed audiences in over 40 countries with his relentlessly entertaining brand of cheeky slightly dark humour.

He has performed at the last 12 Edinburgh Fringe festival’s and has made The Scotsman’s pick of Best Jokes of The Fringe. In 2010 he was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year (slighty controversial being Australian and all).

He has also written for British TV and Radio, featured regularly on BBC Radio in topical panel shows, history shows and live stand up recordings. He has made numerous solo show appearances at Glasgow International Comedy Festival, NZ Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringeworld, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and performed extensively on the club circuit in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.

BANTAI JE! (4 FEB)

Pernah tengok lawak improv yang macam dekat TV tu? Nak lagi best, tengoklah live! Pelakon-pelakon kami akan ambil cadangan anda dan mentransformkan jadi sketsa, dialog, dan watak yang kelakar gila!

Saksikan Anwar Hadi, Nizam Jentik-Jentik, Farid Azmeir, Botak, dan Filzah menaiki pentas dan membuat lawak secara 100 % spontan, 100% tanpa skrip, dan 100% tak ditapis langsung! See you there!

GELAK GELITA (11 FEB)

Nak tengok pelawak-pelawak dalam TV cuba joke baru? Atau nak tahu siapa pelawak underground terer-terer yang baru nak up? Datang ke Gelak Gelita untuk menyaksikan persembahan komedi standup Bahasa Malaysia secara live!

ANDREW NETTO (15 & 16 FEB)

Look who’s back at The Joke Factory, it’s Andrew Netto!

Andrew Netto is one of the hottest comedians in the Malaysian circuit achieving considerable success in the local and international comedy scenes. He is described as a comic with more spin than a high speed turbine, with his twists and insights in the daily workings of the average Joe. The Malaysian is a regular feature in The Comedy Club KL shows and has performed at or emceed dozens of the highly popular comedy show.

His highlights are performances with comedian Ahmed Ahmed and Maz Jobrani in 2011, and mega comedian Russell Peters in 2012 in front of an audience of 8,000 people. With his yearly show “Andrew Netto Live”, Andrew showcases his skills in entertaining his audience solo. The 1.5 hours laugh out loud show is where he continually displays his amazing ability to take the most mundane things in life and twist it into comedy. The corporate world has also welcomed Andrew Netto with clients like P1 Wimax, HSBC, Guinness, Malaysia Airlines, Tourism Malaysia and more.

CHARLES THE FRENCH (20 FEB)

Charles The French is widely known for his sarcastic videos posted on Facebook and YouTube. With over 120 million views on Facebook and over 20 million views on YouTube, he has become a reference in terms of students humor. The skits also tackle relationships problems as well as technology products spooky reviews. Written by Charles himself and directed by his friend Tada, the videos are sure to tickle your bones. 

Charles The French is also a Comedy Magician. After 15 years of training, he has spent the past year writing a Comedy Magic Show that premiered in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2018. 

Joining him on stage as a featured act is the videos director Tada. 

GELAK GELITA (25 FEB)

Nak tengok pelawak-pelawak dalam TV cuba joke baru? Atau nak tahu siapa pelawak underground terer-terer yang baru nak up? Datang ke Gelak Gelita untuk menyaksikan persembahan komedi standup Bahasa Malaysia secara live!

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