3 Standup Comedy Debutants Bring The House Down

Not one, not two, but THREE Ipoh homegrown aspiring standup comedians had the audience burst into laughter over and over again.

Teivin Pillai emcee in training
KT Pillai’s son, Teivin Pillai, an emcee in training

Julian Looi, KT Pillai and Rizal Fauzi, who have branded themselves as “JKR”, joined forces yesterday to give Ipohites a night to remember. JKR stands for Jom Ketawa Ramai-ramai. Hosted at Impiana Hotel Ipoh which supported the show, the three Musketeers from Toastmasters District 51 made their first standup comedy performance for an intimate audience who were appreciative of their personal brand of comedy. The loud cheers, claps and of course bursting laughter fuelled the comedians.  

Julian Looi
Julian Looi

KT Pillai
KT Pillai
Rizal Fauzi
Rizal Fauzi

Considering that Julian, KT and Rizal are not professional comedians, they did a commendable job. Everyone starts from somewhere, anyway, and this was indeed a great start. Will continuous honing of their comedy skills give Ipoh our very own Russell Peters? Time will tell.

guest comedian Jacky Chong
guest comedian Jacky Chong

For now, we can safely say, all the guests including the President of Perak Tourism Association YBhg Datuk Hj Mohd Odzman Bin Abdul Kadir, had a wonderful time, thanks to the efforts of Julian, KT, Rizal and guest “comedian” Jacky Chong.

KT Pillai as the DJ spinning retro 80s music to entertain the crowd
KT Pillai as the DJ spinning retro 80s music to entertain the crowd

Kudos to Impiana Hotel Ipoh for being the gracious host and supporting the live comedy show to bring life back to Ipoh post-pandemic. We need more of these feel-good performances, you’ll surely agree.

Ipoh live comedy show
Ipoh live comedy show

Event: Live Comedy Show
Venue: Impiana Hotel Ipoh
Date: 30th Sept 2022
Time: 9pm

With love

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