Last night, in Manila living a Travelife, after a very chic cocktail party attended by the business community for the launch of the Philippines Yearbook at the Fairmont Hotel, I headed over to Podium in Ortigas for a different kind of evening.
It was the press night for the stand-up comedy show called United in Laughter, featuring some of the best comedians from English-speaking Asia.
Travelife Magazine, the leading travel & lifestyle publication, is a proud partner for this unique show.
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A FULL HOUSE -- AND EVERYONE'S LAUGHING
Anyway, we laughed ourselves silly last night -- and so did the full house crowd.
It was just press night yesterday, so it was basically a preview, but we had an SRO crowd and everyone was laughing constantly.
THE FRONT ACTS FOR TRAVELIFE MAGAZINE'S
ROB SCHNEIDER SHOW AT SOLAIRE
Just in case you were one of the 2000 people who went to the Travelife Magazine show with Hollywood comedian Rob Schneider last October 28 at Solaire Resort & Casino, the comedians who did the front act for the show are also performing in the United in Laughter show.
And you'll probably remember how they brought the house down from Minute One. Even the foreigners in the audience were laughing because everyone else was laughing so much and so hard.
If you like stand-up comedy, don't miss this one-night event.
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UNITED IN LAUGHTER
December 9, 2013
Phoon Chi Ho
Rizal Van Geyezel
ABOUT THE COMEDIANS
POON CHI HO
Original, energetic and daring, Phoon Chi Ho is touted as a “thinking man’s comedian” -- much to his dismay for he does not know what that means.
“Phoon Chi Ho, emcee and star of the night showed that experience goes a long way in this business; his effortless ability to produce slapstick comedy with deliberately austere expressions is an impressive niche.”
"Sex, race and a barrel of laughs”
-- Time Out KL Magazine
Andrew Netto is one of the hottest comedians in the Malaysian circuit having considerable success in the local and international comedy scene.
He is described as the comic with more spin than a high speed turbine, with his twist and insights in the daily workings of the average Joe.
The Malaysian is a regular feature in The Comedy Club KL shows and has performed or emceed dozens of the highly popular comedy show. He does his routine alongside seasoned international comedians and holds his ground despite his young age.
His highlights are performances with comedian Ahmed Ahmed and Maz Jobrani in 2011, and mega comedian Russell Peters in 2012 in front of an audience of 8,000 pax.
RIZAL VAN GEYEZEL
His material can be relatable to any age group, race or gender.
His warm presence yet flamboyant style while mixing play on words with physical humor can be considered delightful to watch and hear. Rizal has already shared the stage with UK comedians such as Craig Hill and Daniel Sloss and headlined sold-out shows in Singapore.
Eri Neeman emceed Travelife Magazine's Rob Schneider comedy show, by the way.
Eri has been doing stand up since 2008 and he is currently one of the rising stars in the scene. A veteran TV & Events Host, Former MTV VJ and cast of Bubble Gang. He represented the Philippines in the annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival in 2010.
He is popularly known as Boy Back Up on Bubble Gang‘s wildly popular “Boy Pick Up” segment on GMA 7, which is a sketch he wrote and conceptualized together with Ogie Alcasid.
GB started doing Stand Up - October of 2008 at Club Alchemy. He was the first runner-up in the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival 2010.
In 2011 he represented the Philippines at "Laugh Off Asia" held in Singapore.
Since then GB has been doing shows around the Philippines and Asia. His first headlining act abroad was in 2011 at Comedy Masala Singapore. He is once again representing the Philippines for Get Hard Stand Up, a corporate show put together by Pfizer featuring the best stand up comedians in Asia.
Alex was one of the front acts for Travelife Magazine's Rob Schneider show.
Alex Calleja is considered the best stand up comedian in the Philippines today.
His relentless attack on the audience with punch lines leave their stomachs so cramped they get abs. Known as “The Master” on Studio 23’s Usapang Lalake he has made his mark as a Comedy Presence on Philippine tv.
Also the Headwriter for ABS-CBN’s morning show Umagang Kay Ganda as well as a Writer for noon-time show Showtime and the comedy gag show, Going Bulilit.