Harith Iskander voted one of the funniest people in the world

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In case you haven’t heard, Harith Iskander is through to the semi-finals of the Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World and that means he is now one of the 20 funniest stand-up comedians throughout the globe!

Harith, 50, leads the 20 semi-finalists from around the world in terms of votes. He made it to the top 20 in the first week of Oct with 2.62 million votes, earning him a place in the semi-finals. The 20 comedians will be performing before a live audience in Helsinki, Finland on Dec 4 and 5, and only 5 will proceed to the finals. These 5 finalists will again perform on Dec 9. It’s no funny matter to these finalist when the winner with the most number of votes will walk away with US$100,000 (RM400,000) and a U.S stand-up comedy tour.

Having recently won the “Asia’s Best Stand-Up Comedian” award by Top 10 of Asia Award 2014, Harith Iskander has been referred to as the Godfather of Stand-Up Comedy in Malaysia. Since 1991, funny man Harith has entertained thousands of people with his original material  and has performed ‘live’ at many (who’s counting?) shows. In most cases, a company event is never the same without the performance of Harith.

Last year Harith embarked on a 6 nation comedy tour titled The Godfather of Malaysian Stand Up Comedy International Tour where he performed to audiences in India (Chennai/New Delhi), Korea (Seoul), Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia (Perth) and Indonesia (Jakarta). Harith is one of 2 Malaysians amongst 89 international stand-up comedians nominated for the contest, with the other being Dr.Jason Leong.

Each country is allowed to send 2 comedians, but only 1 will proceed to the semi-finals and finals. The five finalists’ performances can be viewed via YouTube  at http://indi.com/7t8vv and don’t forget to vote for him at www.voteforharith.com.

To celebrate his accomplishment, here are some clips of the funny man.

Of Asians and Ghosts

Malaysians always buffering

The struggle of being a mixed race

The one thing Australia has that we don’t

Imagine if we create CSI Malaysia

Please, do vote and we wish our Godfather of Stand-Up Comedian the best of luck!

Mira Aziz

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