HN & HCMC – Magners International Comedy Festival 2017

HN & HCMC – Magners International Comedy Festival 2017

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Hanoi: Thu 23 Mar 2017
Standing Bar

HCMC: 20, 21 & 22 Mar 2017
Various locations in HCMC

From Magners International Comedy Festival:

There’s been some big build up to this festival — three heats of an amateur comedy competition and growing swathes of publicity — but after a long wait and lots of organising, the second annual Magners International Comedy Festival will finally get lift-off in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Four shows will run over five days in late March with some big, big names being flown in by Magners Irish Cider. Prepare for a feast of tummy tickling, side-splitting laughter. You may even shed a tear or two. Here’s the breakdown:

Monday March 20
The Big V Comedy Competition

La Fenetre Soleil
44 Ly Tu Trong, D.1, HCMC
Entrance VND 200,000
The all-Vietnam finals of the amateur comedy competition, the Big V, hosted by Lars Calleiou (CAN) and Matthew Giffen (UK). For information and table reservations for the Big V all-Vietnam finals, click on or email [email protected]

Tuesday, March 21
The Pro Night

Game On Saigon
115 Ho Tung Mau, D.1, HCMC
Entrance VND 250,000 (VND 200,000 in advance)
The Pro Night featuring Dana Alexander (CAN), Andre King (NZ) and John Robertson (AUS). Tickets available at Game On Saigon or online at For information click on

Wednesday, March 22
The Grand Gala

Caravelle Hotel
19 Cong Truong Lam Son, D.1, HCMC
Entrance VND 400,000 (VND 300,000 in advance)
The Grand Gala featuring Dana Alexander (CAN), John Robertson (AUS), Andre King (NZ), Matthew Giffen (UK) and Lars Callieou (CAN). Tickets available at the Business Centre, 2nd Floor, Caravelle Saigon or online at For information click on

Thursday, March 23
The Festival in Hanoi

Standing Bar
170 Tran Vu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Entrance VND 250,000 (VND 200,000 in advance)
The Festival in Hanoi featuring Andre King (NZ), Lars Callieou (CAN) and Jim Brewsky (US). Tickets are available at Standing Bar or online via

The festival website with information on all the shows can be found at and Festival’s Facebook page. For more information on the festival in Vietnam, please email [email protected]

Watch an excellent comedy show by Dana Alexander (CAN) with 255k views on Youtube:

And Lars Callieou (CAN):


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