Whoohoohoo! I’ve never laughed so hard for four straight hours in my
lifetime ever! And I never thought I could break a sweat from laughing
too! I just came back from watching Malaysian Comedy Pest 2002
at The
Actor’s Studio
, Bangsar. It was certainly worth all the money spent!
The performers, Patrick Teoh, Comedy Court, Harith Iskandar and
Afdlin Shauki, are certainly the best and just damn good! How I wish
there were more performances like this! Patrick Teoh kicked the show
off introducing the line up and also a cheque presentation to Vision
Homes in Ipoh, to which proceeds from the show are forwarded to.
Comedy Court (featuring “Two Indian Fellas”) then took the stage and
they had a skit in which a female reporter from the BBC came down to
Malaysia to interview the person on the street. They mocked just about
every Malaysian on the street that we’d typically find (a Chinese
businessman, a Malay politician, an Indian lawyer, a Chinese pimp and
two Auntie characters) and it was certainly dead on! (One of their more
memorable lines being “Malaysia, truly Asia!”, “Can lah!”) Harith
Iskandar was up next with his stand up comedy act which again pokes
fun at Malaysians. Guys learnt a thing or two from his “Zen of Stillness”
in a relationship! After the intermission, Patrick Teoh and Jo Kukathas
took the stage, first Teoh as himself and Kukathas as a Y.B. (Yang
Berhormat) in a talk show skit and then Teoh as a Security Guard and
Kukathas in a character that can be implied as Dato’ Shahrizat Jalil
(her favorite line being “You are so ignorated/ignoration!” just brought
the whole house down!) was in a cloning lab/clinic. Afdlin Shauki was
definitely the best of the best! His jab at himself for being fat, his
liking for Angelina Jolie, at Siti Nurhaliza (complete with a parody of
‘Percayalah’), some inconviniences faced by our Sikh friends after the
events of 9/11 (with his spoofing R. Kelly’s number to “How I Wish I
Can Fly” and Britney Spears’ “I’m A Slave For You”), and the rendition
of “We Are The World” as would be sung by the original artists,
Bollywood artists (imagine We Are The World sung to the tune of “Mein
Shayar Tou Nahi” from the movie Bobby), Hong Kong artists and of
course, Malaysian artists (We Are The World to the tune of S.M. Salim’s
Apa Dah Jadi, Search’s Isabella, Ella’s Layar Impian and Raihan’s
Bismillah!). Man! Never had I thought Malaysian comedy can be this
good! All the thumbs I can get up to all of them for putting a blast of a
performace!