Ladies’ Comedy Night featuring JoJo Smith
25 October 2017 8:00 pm
Game On Saigon
Saigon International Comedy get a lot of top-notch stand-up comedians flying into Vietnam, but few are female. Which is why the promoter has pulled out the stops to give unsuspecting audiences their first ever night with female-only comedians.
Heading the line-up will be the well-known British comic JoJo Smith. First stepping onto the stage in 1993, over the period of a decade JoJo went from open spot to late-night TV personality, thanks to performances in all the top venues in the UK and her own show on ITV that she wrote and presented, Funny Business.
This was followed by international performances including two sold-out tours in South Africa, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and both the Sydney and Melbourne comedy festivals, as well as a sold-out 20 date tour as support to Red Dwarf’s Craig Charles. Since then she has consolidated her success as a stand-up by regularly topping the bill at venues all over the UK.
Flying in as support for JoJo will be Natalie Wegoda, aka Natty, a Thai-Chinese corporate slave with a true passion for comedy. Natty started dabbling into Bangkok’s English stand-up scene after winning a one-off humorous story telling contest in 2012. Since then, she has managed to squeeze in precious time to hone her standup skills in Bangkok and is an official member of the improv troupe at The Comedy Club Bangkok.
Naturally, the night will also promote local comedians living and performing in Saigon. Included on the roster are Emma Case, Rosh Cher, Vu Minh Tu and Cher Love. Emma enjoys long walks on the beach, belching and bacon, while Rosh is a South African comedian who, when not on stage making grown men uncomfortable, can be found at home watching Dr. Phil.
Struttin’ in high heels, Cher Love comes to the comedic melting pot with a tongue like acid rain, spittin’ truth about living the fobby and highly unpredictable boughetto life. Vu Minh Tu is a Vietnamese comic who has come out of her cave and desperately needs attention; which is why she decided to get into stand-up.