– The controversial comedy special ‘Acadummy Awards’ is coming to Malaysia –
Kuala Lumpur, 18th Feb – Malaysia’s comedy circuit has grown in the past few years thanks to the awakening of the South Indian comedy scene. With sold out shows in the past 3 years from Aravind SA’s ‘Madrasi Da’ and ‘I Was Not Ready Da’, and Alexander the Comic’s ‘Alex In Wonderland’, among many others, Malaysian Indians now enjoy yet another entertainment option to pick from on top of movies, and music.
In 2019, Praveen Kumar and comedic duo, Jagan Krishnan and Mervyn Rozario, performed to sold-out crowds at their respective specials, ‘Mr. Family Man’ and ‘Oru Time Pakalam’, and now, the trio, together with Manoj Prabakar, the new-kid on Chennai’s comedy block, return to their Malaysian fans with their latest special, ‘Acadummy Awards’ on the 4th of April at PJ Live Arts at 8pm.
‘Acadummy Awards’ is the first of its kind Tamil stand-up show where they celebrate the below average films in an above average fashion. The show is set to tour across the globe from January to March of 2020, and will be covering major cities in India including Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Hyderabad etc. and international cities such as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Dubai.
Prepare to have your favourite actors and actresses made fun of, in a show that does not hold back on its punches. While this approach can result in a lot of laughter, it has gotten the foursome under fire from Indian fan clubs for poking fun at their beloved actors.
Praveen Kumar, more popularly known for both his love for biryani and his globe trotting special ‘Mr Family Man’, is credited as the mind behind the show and had this to say about the birth of the special.
“I had a film review blog called ‘Enada Padam Ithu’, and ‘Acadummy Awards’ is a just a bigger, creative version of the blog, done by four of us. Around October last year, we decided to begin work on the second season. Since all of us had our solo shows at the time, we managed to meet up during our free time in the last three months to develop the script, and are now ready to take this to various cities.
While some have applauded the show and hailed it as ‘The Tamil Razzies’, not all of the reactions to the funny show have been laughter. Manoj Prabakar’s experience has been the opposite, receiving death threats and abuses from Kollywood fans. “We never intend to hurt a star or his fans, but it is just a part of the show. This round, we have made sure we don’t cross a line so that nothing crops up again. It is not that we are here to roast movies and stars. Our passion and love for cinema is an inspiration for the show. Tamilians and cinema are inseparable, which ends up making the show a talking point among the audience,” added Prabakar.
Mervyn Rozario, the quick-thinking, king of spontaneous comebacks, is the host of the show, and is excited about the new additions to the special.
“This time we have added a few more interesting categories of awards, which intrigued the audience. for example, we have a ‘Best Lyrics Award’, which draws a lot of laughter from the audience. Anyone who is familiar with popular movies released in 2019 can easily relate with us,” said Mervyn.
Jagan Krishnan, the comedian with a guitar, does not hold back when it comes to poking fun at popular music directors, and popular Tamil music in this show, celebrates the creative chemistry between the group and is excited about the end result.
‘Acadummy Awards’ is produced by local event producer & ticketing company, Goodtimes Ticketing, who have work with Praveen, Jagan and Mervyn in previous shows.
“Tamil cinema is a huge part of our lives, and is something that we South-Indians hold dear. To see a show that is going to poke fun at our heroes and heroines is going to be interesting and with this line-up, it will certainly be a hilarious adventure,” said Vinodh Menon, CEO & Founder of Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn. Bhd.
Tickets are on sale now and are priced at RM 106, RM 76, and RM 56 for students. Fans can purchase tickets at https://mygoodtimes.asia/acadummyawards/. For more information, please visit Acadummy Awards’s Facebook Event Page at https://business.facebook.com/events/2475557819385484/.
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About Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn. Bhd.
Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn. Bhd. have produced stand-up comedy shows featuring comedians from South India including Aravind SA, Alexander the Comic, and Praveen Kumar among many others. They have been in the event’s industry for the past 5 years, and have produced and managed a total of 45 shows, ticketed 20 shows, and sold over 5,000 tickets in the process. From producing stand-up comedy shows, the company has gone on to ticket events from sports, comedy, charity dinners, and conferences, among other genres. For more information on the brand, visit their online channels at:
Goodtimes Website – https://mygoodtimes.asia/
Goodtimes Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/goodtimesticketing/
Goodtimes Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mygoodtimesasia/