Don’t be fooled by the poster, it’s not an opera or a stage play but if it was a movie, I would’ve given it a 4.5 out of 5. I was stressed up and was in the worst of mood, but these fellas managed to make me laugh for most part of their 90-minute standup comedy.
Presented by Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians (MACC), Bromance of the Four Kingdoms featured Douglas Lim, Kuah Jenhan, Phoon Chi Ho and Dr. Jason Leong where they took turns to crack the audience up. All of the jokes except Douglas’ “I Hate K-Pop” song performance (it’s still good to be reminded that I’m not the only person here who comprehends the garbageness of Korean pop music) were unheard of to me. Douglas’ set, as expected, was the most hilarious one. It really makes me wonder how he got himself involved in the unfunny local sitcom he directed. The runner-up, for me, has to go to Dr. Jason Leong for the depth of his jokes on self-defense and our theft-ful streets.
Perhaps due to the ethnicity, the jokes were more relatable to the Chinese audience and at times I actually sort of felt offended because what they said were too true. On several occasions they even poked fun of Malays and Indians, directly. It’s bold, it’s controversial, it’s fresh and it’s within current social context. Whenever they made fun of the government, no audience could resist applauding to the stupidity and truthfulness of the spoof.
It was a mood-fixer that I was glad to catch. I shall now look forward to
supporting their future events (by actually buying the tickets at least
ha-ha).*Follows MACC Facebook Page*
Special thanks to BenjaminFoo.com for the tickets.