Yes we all love youtube-ing Amy Schumer, Ricky Gervais, Russell Peters, Kumail Nanjiani and many other international Stand-up comedy super stars who go on world tours but never come to Pakistan. Wish we could laugh out loud as crazy someday at some venue in Karachi.. Umair Stop!!! It’s happening IT REALLY IS HAPPENING! (OK No Amy or Ricky but some as good or maybe even better with ORIGINAL content are coming 😉 )
Comedy Masala (Singapore) have announced the launch of COMEDY MASALA INTERNATIONAL. The franchise will bring live international stand-up comedy to Pakistan, and will create history as Pakistan’s FIRST EVER regular international stand-up comedy shows, featuring comedians from North America, Europe, Australia and South East Asia. Comedy Masala International will put on a series of shows throughout the year, and will expand to Lahore & Islamabad from Sept 2017 onwards.
As part of the launch series in February 2017, Comedy Masala will produce 6 shows, and will feature 3 comedians from the USA: Paul Ogata, Dwayne Perkins and Matt Davis. Comedy Masala founder & Pakistani comedian, Umar Rana, will be hosting all 6 shows. Further monthly shows are planned for April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December 2017, with each show featuring a different line up of international comedians.
Comedy Masala (Singapore) is currently Singapore’s biggest & most popular weekly stand-up comedy show, and was recently listed by Traveller.Com (Australia) as one of the world’s Top Ten comedy nights. Comedy Masala has been aired on popular TV channel, Comedy Central Asia. Comedy Masala is expanding to Pakistan with the aim to make Pakistan one of the world’s largest hubs for international comedians touring South & South East Asia. Comedy Masala’s vision is to bring the world’s best international stand-up comedians to Pakistan, and to launch a grass roots initiative, via weekly open mics and workshops, to develop and nurture a local stand-up comedy scene under the guidance of experienced comedians from across Asia, Europe, North America & Australia.
This historic venture is being led by Comedy Masala founder, Umar Rana, and Pakistani marketer, Aamir Habib.
Who is Umar Rana?
Umar is the founder of Comedy Masala. In July 2016, Umar made his television debut on “Comedy Central Asia presents Stand-up Asia!”, and in 2013 Umar was listed as one of the Top 10 comedians in Asia by Top 10 Magazine, Malaysia. He is a semi finalist in the Laugh Factory’s “Funniest Person in the World” competition. Umar has been doing comedy since 2001, in both improv and stand-up. He was one of the founding members of Black Fish, Pakistan’s first & highly acclaimed English Speaking Improv Comedy Troupe.
And Who is Aamir Habib?
Ok he is bringing in the money I guess. His profile is all about big brands and their marketing success stories.