The Magners International Comedy Festival Grand Gala
22 March 2017 8:00 pm
The Caravelle Hotel
Laugh, but laugh within the plush confines of one of the city’s leading five-star hotels. That’s what will be in store if you head to the Caravelle Saigon for the grande finale of the Ho Chi Minh City leg of the Magners International Comedy Festival on Wednesday, Mar. 22.
Punching her way to the headline spot at the Grand Gala will be the award-winning Canadian comic Dana Alexander. Hailing from Edmonton, Cananda, Alexander started stand-up when she was 18 and was voted ‘best discovery’ by Now Magazine in 2006. In 2011 she moved to London and the following year was nominated for best club comic in the Chortle Awards. Refreshing and fearless, she’s been described as “smart, irreverent and revolutionary.”
Also taking the stage will be comedy powerhouse Andre King who, according to Mark Ritchie from The Stage UK, is “one of New Zealand’s finest comedy exports...irresistibly funny!”
Funny in equal but far more morbid amounts is Australian comic John Robertson, who’s garnered himself a cult following thanks to his dark humour and manic stunts. Robertson is presently the co-host of Sky TV’s Videogame Nation — the UK’s only dedicated gaming TV show.
And back for a second bite at the comedic cherry because they loved last year’s festival so much are Lars Calleiou and Matthew Giffen — both wickedly funny comics, each of them with an impressive list of comedy credits.
Standard entrance costs VND300,000 for advance tickets (before Friday, Mar. 17) and VND400,000 thereafter or on the door. The VIP package goes for VND1 million and includes a free-flow of alcohol as well as food and drink prepared by the five-star chefs at the Caravelle. Tickets are available at Caravelle Saigon, 19 Lam Son Square, Q1, HCMC in the Business Centre on the 2nd Floor or can be purchased online at magnersfestivalcaravelle.eventbrite.com. For more info, please go to facebook.com/saigoninternationalcomedy