Get ready to laugh it up this month as The Hong Kong International Comedy Festival returns for its 10th annual tournament.
Thirty international standup comedians will battle it out on stage for the most laughs in a series of rounds, with the top comedians passing though to the Finals for a shot at winning the $40,000 cash prize, and a coveted comedy tour of the USA.
The competition runs from October 13 to October 21, with special headliner and TakeOut Comedy fan favourite, Paul Ogata, taking to the stage from October 27 to November 5.
Winners from previous years will return for the first time to perform over a two-night special. Highlights include bi-lingual standup, Vivek Mahbubani, who was 2007’s Chinese, and 2008’s English International Comedy Fest Winner, alongside last year’s winner from Shanghai, Drew Fralick.
When: October 20 – 21, Thursday – Friday
Where: Basement, 34 Elgin Street, Soho
How much: $250
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The Finals will feature the most epic international comics at the moment and will be hosted by TakeOut Comedy’s first international comedian and fan favourite, Paul Ogata, who has appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, and Late Late Show. We can’t wait to see the following comedic super stars battle it out for $40,000 and a comedy tour of the USA.
- Arun Govada (India, USA, HK)
- Ben Quinlan (HK, Australia)
- Deepak Chandran (Singapore, India)
- Garron Chiu (HK, USA)
- Hannan Azlan (Malaysia)
- Sam Yarborough (Taiwan, USA)
- Steve Lee (USA, HK, China)
- Tamby Chan (HK, Canada)
- Walter Hong (USA, South Korea)
When: Saturday, October 22, (8pm)
Where: Cyberport, Function Rooms 1 – 3
How much: $300
Tickets: Available to buy at Ticketflap
If that isn’t enough comedy to fill your boots, don’t fret, because Paul Ogata will be returning to headline TakeOut Comedy for the 24th time, from October 27 to November 5, at Champs in The Charterhouse hotel. Click here to find out more.