The spicy takes must flow!
The landmark 30th edition of LaughterLaughs @ the Aftermath features some of the most popular acts in the Hong Kong comedy scene: Jordan Leung (@69ranch), Maitreyi Karanth (My Indian Boyfriend), Cassi Thomas (Chaotic Hong Kong Expats), Kári Gunnarsson (Winner: Backstage Comedy Roast Battle Tournament)... as well as one of the most unpopular acts in the Hong Kong comedy scene who happens to be the organiser of this show: me, Tamby Chan (Tamby Chan, A Man Who Loves Malaysia).
Maitreyi Karanth an actor, producer took up stand-up comedy as just an extension of her real life persona, at the age of 44. Being married and having lived outside India for 22 years, first in the Middle East and now in Hong Kong, she has a collected a treasure chest of funny experiences across different geographies and cultures.
After her very second open mic she was spotted by Saurabh Pant who was then touring Hong Kong and asked to open for him. Since then she has opened for Tom Cotter, Gina Yashere, Atul Khatri, Amit Tandon, Tom Rhodes, Paul Ogatta and Sean Patton. She has also performed in Bangkok, Singapore and India as a featured comedian.
Cassi FM chooses not to use her real last name because her family are already ashamed of her enough Born and raised a Hong Kong "gwai mui", Cassi's number one interest in life is a bar in Lan Kwai Fong called Stormies. Other interests include ranting to people on a range of issues that that pretty much always fall on deaf ears such as: Hong Kong politics, feminism and the correct way to eat hairy crab. She can be seen around town performing stand up comedy or on one of her hit web shows, You Can't Sit With Us or Excuse My English and is usually being mobbed by a crowd of adoring fans.
In her spare time, Cassi enjoys making memes about english teachers on the internet. Cassi is a Hong Kong local though you wouldn't be able to tell it looking at her face and ability to wield an umbrella without poking out someones eyes. Her comedy style has been reviewed in quotes such as "abrasive" and "i wasn't aware there was even a show going on" and "that girl seemed really sad".
Kari has rapidly risen in the Hong Kong scene since starting comedy in 2018. He's one of Iceland's greatest exports, and not just because they can't make anything else. Kari's humour revolves around his unique takes on nightlife and trying his best to never self improve. Catch him at a show or claiming he will definitely be home by midnight this time.
After immigrating to Canada at the age of 7, Tamby developed his sense of humor as a social defense mechanism in lieu of speaking fluent English. He has been continuously refining his comedic voice through trial and error ever since.
Tamby represented Hong Kong in Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World Contest, was the winner of the Bangkok division of the Magners International Comedy Competition 2018, placed second at the regional finals, has been selected as a finalist at numerous international comedy festivals, and has appeared on TV like four times.
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