Being Funny Gets Serious in Malaysia

By Rachel Yeoh

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MOVE OVER, Marie Kondo. In the post-pandemic era, it is the stand-up comedy shows (not the art of tidying up) that have become celebrated across Malaysia. Rizal Kamal, the CEO of LOL Asia, a comedy content and entertainment firm, is someone working behind the scenes to schedule the best humorous acts to “spark joy” in audiences in Malaysia and its surrounds.Penang Monthly sat down with Rizal to explore the funny and the unfunny in the comedy business, where eliciting laughter...

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Rachel Yeoh

is a former journalist who traded her on-the-go job for a life behind the desk. For the sake of work-life balance, she participates in Penang's performing arts scene after hours.