We know a thing or two about stress relief. Whether you’re worn out from your work demands or family obligations, everyone needs a break once in a while. If there’s a cure that doesn’t require a doctor’s visit or an expensive spa reservation, it’s comedy clubs. In Malaysia, there are many comedy clubs to visit for a good laugh. Headlined by many home grown and international comedians, they have so many jokes up their sleeves that they’ll make you laugh your shoes off. If you’re up for knee-slapping jokes, sensational one-liners and out-of-the-box humour, you have been warned.
1. Crackhouse Comedy Club
Known as the first and longest running comedy club in Kuala Lumpur, they earned their long-standing reputation for good reason. Crackhouse has been responsible for all the hilarious improv shows and no holds barred comedy in the city since 2014. Helmed by Rizal van Geyzel and Shankar Santhiram, their comedy lineups will light up your mood six days a week in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Did you know that international comedians like Paul Ogata, Tamer Kattan and Tom Rhodes once graced their stage too?
Come and crack yourself up at Crackhouse Comedy Club.
2. The Joke Factory
If there’s one stand-up comedian who can put Malaysia on the map, it’s Harith Iskander. After he outranked 88 international comedians to win the title “The Funniest Person in the World” in 2016, The Joke Factory is his new legacy. You can expect the Godfather of Malaysian comedy to live up to his name when he hosts one mic stands, improv comedy and stand-up specials at Publika. Sometimes, the man himself will grace the stage. Other times, he shares the spotlight with other comedians such as Gurmit Singh, Joanne Kam, Papi Zak and more.
If you’re skipping The Joke Factory, the joke’s on you!
3. LOL Events
They may not be a comedy club per se, but LOL Events has a knack for importing international comedy acts to the Malaysian shores. Remember when Jimmy Carr was in town? Yes, thanks to them. How about that time when Kumar crossed over the Malaysian causeway for a show? Yup, it was also them. These days, LOL Events are bringing bigger and better stand-up shows for the Malaysian crowd. If we’re talking about The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour, remember to send a thank you card to them as well.
Rumour has it, a show by LOL Events can make you ROFL.
4. PJ Live Arts
When PJ Live Arts are not organising theatre shows or fitness classes, they draw their curtains for hilarious stand-up comedies. These shows are known for raising a laugh with unfiltered comedy, unexpected punchlines, and edgy humour at Jaya One. So why watch cat videos all day when Kavin Jay, Dr Jason Leong, Kuah Jenhan, Joanne Kam and other local headliners can give you a good laugh? We’ve heard that their diverse mix of sketches and stand-ups are phenomenal, so remember to book your seat before another comedy fan beats you to it.
We all know that laughter is better live at PJ Live Arts.
No doubt about it that comedy clubs in Malaysia are the purveyors of good guffaws. With an exciting rotation of homegrown and international comedic acts, we have more than one place to have a laugh. Whether you’re planning a date night at Crackhouse Comedy Club and PJ Live Arts or cheering yourself up after work at The Joke Factory and the LOL Events specials, they will leave you in stitches with everything funny and fanatical.
Where do you go for a good laugh? Share with us in the comments below!