Tue 21 Mar 2017, 8 pm
Game On Saigon
115 Ho Tung Mau, Q1, HCMC
From Magners International Comedy Festival:
The first show of the Magners International Comedy Festival dedicated to pro comedians will touchdown at Game On Saigon on Tuesday, March 21st.
A night of laughter, belly ache, falling off your chair, tears and general hilarity, three top comics will grace the stage to provide a night of stand-up not yet witnessed in this city.
Dark, morbid and gruesomely entertaining, Australian comic John Robertson will take top spot for the night.
Having garnered himself a cult following in his adopted home, the UK, thanks to his dark humour and manic stunts, Robertson is presently co-host of Sky TV’s Videogame Nation, the UK’s only dedicated gaming TV show. However, he first came to public attention in 2003, when he went down to Australian Idol and faked a seizure on national television.
Described by The Age as having material that is “edgy, intelligent and smoothly-delivered,” the Australian paper goes on to say that “this is astute, amoral stand-up for the morbidly inclined.”
Also on stage will be the award-winning Canadian comic Dana Alexander.
Hailing from Edmonton, Canada, Dana started stand-up when she was just 18 and was voted ‘best discovery’ by Now Magazine in 2006. In 2011 she moved to London and the following year was nominated for best club comic in the Chortle Awards. Television work followed with appearances on Russell Howard’s Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest, and a featuring role on The Culture Show in 2013 for BBC2.
Refreshing and fearless, Dana’s comedic style has been described as “smart, irreverent and revolutionary”.
Playing the final fiddle, but certainly not relegated to the second desk is comedy powerhouse Andre King. Originally from New Zealand, Andre is known for his stinging punchlines, well-crafted observations, razor sharp improvisation and hilarious impersonations. According to Mark Ritchie from The Stage UK, Andre is “one of New Zealand’s finest comedy exports… irresistibly funny!”
The Magners International Comedy Festival is sponsored by Magners Irish Cider and presented by Magic Rock, Lighthouse Group Indochina, Saigon International Comedy, Diana and Brian Do Shows and Stand-Up Hanoi.
Standard entrance costs VND200,000 for advance tickets (before Friday March 17th) and VND250,000 thereafter or on the door.
Tickets are available at Game On Saigon, 115 Ho Tung Mau, Q1, HCMC or can be purchased online at www.magnersfestivalgameon.eventbrite.com
For more information on the show, please go to facebook.com/saigoninternationalcomedy
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