Asia International Comedy Fest 2017
Sep 10, 2017
2:00PM - 3:30PM
5:00PM - 6:30PM
LA Comedy Live is thrilled to announce that famous Indian comedian, KANAN GILL will be performing for the first time in Singapore, as part of the Asia International Comedy Festival on 10 September, 2017 at Kallang Theatre!
Kanan Gill is an Indian stand-up comedian and YouTuber who rose to fame with the YouTube series, ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ where he reviews flawed yesteryear Bollywood films in a hilarious manner. His partner-in-comedy in running this widely popular series is his fellow stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. The duo has stirred up a storm in the YouTube scenario in the Indian subcontinent with their over-the-top commentaries and super-funny personalities.
A software engineer by profession, Gill has found unbelievable fame in a totally unrelated field. As of today, he has quit his engineering job to focus fully on his career as a comedian, and divides his work between online and offline gigs. As of June 2017, this hugely popular comic star had over 502k subscribers on his YouTube channel ‘Ok! Gill,’ 218k followers on his Instagram account and 691k followers on Twitter.
From a young age, Kanan Gill was a funny kid who loved to joke around and play pranks. However, born into a typical Indian family, there was no doubt in his mind that he would one day pursue a conventional career that would guarantee stability. After high school he chose to study computer engineering though he never lost his love for comedy. During his college days he became a part of comedy bands and spent his leisure time writing silly songs. Once he graduated, he took up a cushy job as a software engineer in Exeter Group Inc.
Even while working as a techie, his passion for comedy continued and he participated in a number of comedy competitions and won the Punchline Bangalore competition. Another win at the Comedy Store in Mumbai followed, giving Gill the confidence to quit his engineering job and focus entirely on developing his career as a comedian.
During his early days as a comedian, Kanan Gill came across another budding comedian, Biswa Kalyan Rath. The duo teamed up and originated the YouTube series ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ where they review Bollywood films in their own funny and twisted ways. The reviewed some popular movies such as ‘Gunda,’ ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, ‘Prem Aggan’, and ‘Aap Ka Suroor’ which earned them a large fan following in movie-crazy India.
Their rising popularity in India soon gained them international notice as well and Gill was given a chance to work in an improvised sketch comedy show, ‘The Living Room,’ on the American channel Comedy Central. He also co-hosted the YouTube FanFest India and was one of the main personalities behind the YouTube Comedy Hunt. Ambitious to achieve even more, Kanan Gill ventured into Bollywood films in 2017 with a minor role in the Sonakshi Sinha starrer ‘Noor.’
LA Comedy Live is thrilled to announce that sensional Filipino Canadian Youtuber & Comedian, MIKEY BUSTOS will bring his hilarious stand-up, as part of the Asia International Comedy Festival to Singapore for the very first time on 10 September, 2017 at Kallang Theatre!
Fans can experience endless laughter with Bustos’ iconic parodies and more!
Mikey Bustos, is a Filipino singer, comedian, and YouTube sensation who gained a huge following because of his satirical Filipino culture and traditions tutorials.
Mikey Bustos, made a name for himself after joining the Canadian Idol Singing competition and ranked 8th in the competition, becoming the first Filipino to make the top finals in any Idol show in any country. It opened doors for him in the entertainment industry with offers for front acts for big name stars. From then on, he began performing throughout Canada and the US at many events and showcases at top venues. Mikey also had special guest appearances and interviews at numerous radio stations.
In 2004, Bustos recorded, performed, and mastered his craft in New York City residing in Queens and Manhattan, collaborating and recording with acclaimed producer Glenn Swan of the renowned Chung King Studios.
“Mikey Bustos – The Apple of Everyone’s Eyes.” – filipin-oz
In 2006, Bustos continued touring in the U.S. performing in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. He also began to perform in other countries, traveling to the Philippines, where he was front act for the Pussycat Dolls. Mikey also had a series of guest appearances, interviews, and live performances on popular Philippine TV shows including ABS-CBN’s ASAP ’06, and GMA-7’s Eat Bulaga, StarTalk, SOP, S-Files, Unang Hirit, SIS, MTV Philippines, and even the country’s first Philippine Idol. Mikey’s radio performances and mall performance at Eastwood City in Manila were also highlights.
He then burst into the internet and became a Youtube Comedy sensation for his irreverent but fond look at the Filipino culture and traditions. Dubbed as the original “Ambassador of Filipinos On The Internet”, his comedy skits are fused with songs, wrapped in humour and wit, and rolled out in perfect comedic timing. With innocent look to match, he tackles the Filipino’s idiosyncrasies that uniquely define us as a people.
“What we love most about Mikey’s comedic style is that he uses his fame in order to fuel patriotism and to educate the younger generation about issues in the Philippines” – Says.com
His popular videos cover a wide range of topics including “Filipinism“, Philippine English phonology and Filipino culture tutorials such as eating Balut (duck embryo), Filipino dining and Filipino courting. He also made a parody of “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga entitled “Pinoy This Way” and has many more based on various trending pop songs. He has appeared on television news several times: TV Patrol and Bandila on ABS-CBN; and 24 Oras and Saksi on GMA.
He also made international headlines in March 2014 for his cover of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ in which he performed an a cappella number with ten parts. He is currently based in the Philippines and focuses on making Youtube videos.