In partnership with PJ Live Arts and Goodtimes Ticketing, The Square by Jaya One is proud to present the 12-month ‘Late Night Laughs’ campaign with over 12 outstanding comics in the local industry as well as from all around the world to put on comedy nights. Recognizing comics as craftspeople, the campaign aims to bring to light comedians and comedy as a form of artistic expression with therapeutic effects to the wider community.
The exciting event will be taking place in PJ Live Arts Theatre to celebrate the creative people that are in the realm of comedy. Comedy enthusiasts can surely expect the fine-tooled hilarity that is converged with the interaction between the audience and the comics. As part of the Late Night campaign, in collaboration with PJ Live Arts and Goodtimes Ticketing, there’s also #LateNightDining, #LateNightLive (music entertainment) and #LateNightLaughs. The whole point of this is to support local comedians and promote Malaysian arts, culture, and entertainment communities. It is also to help pave a way for the space to become a prime comedy hub in the city.
The first ‘Late Night Laughs’ show is set to premiere on 14 March 2020 (Saturday), 8 pm – 9.30 pm named Phoon Chi Ho is Creepy Again by Malaysia’s veteran stand-up comic Phoon Chi Ho. After the success of his first-ever solo tour Creepy, Chi Ho will continue to serve the audience with a compilation of his favourite as well as his most recent stories including fatherhood and his comedy career.
The second show is slated for 4 April 2020 (Saturday), 8 pm – 10 pm by India’s best-established quartet Praveen Kumar, Jagan Krishnan, Mervyn Rozario, Manoj Prabakar as part of their tour to international cities including Singapore and Dubai. Titled Acadummy Awards, this is a first of its kind Tamil show where they celebrate the below-average films in an above-average fashion.
Also on the bill, as the third show will be an all-Malay stand-up comedy special Super Sabah by one of Malaysia’s up-and-coming yet promising comedians – Mad Sabah, who will unfold the differences between life in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur and interior Sabah, taking audience down his memory lane of growing up, the highs, the lows, and how much he enjoyed life with very little if not, nothing all. Mad’s show is slated for 18 April 2020 (Saturday), 8 pm – 9.30 pm.
Vinodh Menon, who is the CEO of Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn Bhd mentioned that the campaign is to make way for these comedy nights to become a platform to celebrate humour. With so much potential in mind, Late Night Laughs will be a platform for both local and international comedians to perform their creative craft.
Expect more acts to be added to the ‘Late Night Laughs’ bill in the weeks to come which includes acts from the US, the UK, Australia, and South Africa.
For the first time ever, the campaign ties up with restaurant tenant, Tommy Thongchai – a Thai fusion gastrobar in The Square – with a 10% discount on customer’s bill when visitors purchase a ticket to any show at PJ Live Arts on ticketing platform mygoodtimes.asia. Visitors will only need to present their ticket to restaurant staff to enjoy the promotion on a one-off basis. Ticket holders can also enjoy pre and post-show dining discounts at Three Stooges Bistro which is also within close proximity to PJ Live Arts. This initiative is part of the collective ‘Late Night’ offerings by The Square to provide customers with late-night dining and leisure options in a bustling commercial marketplace.
Common Ground has also jumped on board with promotional support for the shows, while its members will enjoy discounts for all ‘Late Night Laughs’ shows starting 4 April 2020.
For more details on the first 3 shows, check https://mygoodtimes.asia/.