Tuesday, 08 March 2016 02:46

Comedy Festival in Saigon Ramps up the Laughs

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The crowd at the Big V Comedy Competition at deciBel, Saigon

After a roaring night of (almost) non-stop laughter at deciBel, the Magners International Comedy Festival continues to bring its laughter to Saigon next week with a show on Tuesday Mar. 15 at Saigon Ranger. Incorporating the finals of the Magners-sponsored Big V Comedy Competition, this night of belly-splitting hilarity will include performances from two seasoned pros.

 

Kicking off in early March at deciBel, the competition for amateur stand-ups living in Vietnam saw 16 comics take to the stage for three minutes each. Hosted by local gagmeister Tat Lay, the top four - Adam Palmeter, Diana Bailey, Uy Le and Tom McNulty - will be battling it out at the Vietnam finals on Mar. 15, with each comic vying for a share of the VND10 million worth of prize money.

 

Finalist Adam Palmeter at the Big V at deciBel

Finalist Adam Palmeter at the Big V at deciBel


New to the stage, Uy Le was worthy of his top four spot in the finals

New to the stage, Uy Le was worthy of his top four spot in the finals


Winner on the night, Canadian comic Diana Bailey also won herself a place at the regional finals in Singapore on Mar. 11

Winner on the night, Canadian comic Diana Bailey also won herself a place at the regional finals in Singapore on Mar. 11


Tom McNulty came second place on the night at deciBel

Tom McNulty came second place on the night at deciBel


 

Hosted by Northern Irish stand-up Martin Mor, the biggest beard in comedy, an all-star, game show-style panel will be put together headed up by Canadian comic, Lars Callieou. If the previous show is anything to go by, expect this to be a heated and very amusing affair, with the night rounded off by Colombian Irish UK comic, Matthew Giffen. Brought up in London on a diet of cocaine and potatoes (sic!), Giffen's act is explosive; a fitting end for what will be a formidable night of laughter.

 

The show at Saigon Ranger (5/7 Nguyen Sieu, Q1, HCMC) starts at 8pm on Tuesday, Mar. 15. Entrance surcharge is VND200,000 (before Mar. 9) and VND300,000 after. For ticketing click on https://ticketbox.vn/event/the-magners-international-comedy-festival-60018/34085. And for more event info, click on https://www.facebook.com/events/187452168298926/

 

Northern Irish comic Martin Mor will host the show at Saigon Ranger

Northern Irish comic Martin Mor will host the show at Saigon Ranger


Matthew Giffen will take the headline slot at Saigon Ranger

Matthew Giffen will take the headline slot at Saigon Ranger


As The Big V proved, amateur comedy has got a great following in Saigon

As The Big V proved, amateur comedy has got a great following in Saigon


 

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