THE SQUARE BY JAYA ONE LAUNCHES ‘LATE NIGHT LAUGHS’ CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE STAND-UP COMEDY

A collaboration with PJ Live Arts and Goodtimes Ticketing to host a series of multidisciplinary comedy night shows

PETALING JAYA, 5 March 2020​ – ​In partnership with PJ Live Arts and Goodtimes Ticketing, The Square by Jaya One is proud to present the 12-month ‘Late Night Laughs’ campaign with over 12 outstanding comics in the local industry as well as from all around the world to put on comedy nights. Recognizing comics as craftspeople, the campaign aims to bring to light comedians and comedy as a form of artistic expression with therapeutic effects to the wider community.

“There are so many independent young creatives whose astounding achievements are relatively still unknown amongst the larger community. From places like Sabah to South India, the bottom-up movement of stand-up becomes a great entertainment channel that has enabled communities to relieve stress,” said Charles Wong, Executive Director of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd, developer of Jaya One.
“There are so many independent young creatives whose astounding achievements are relatively still unknown amongst the larger community. From places like Sabah to South India, the bottom-up movement of stand-up becomes a great entertainment channel that has enabled communities to relieve stress,” said Charles Wong, Executive Director of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd, developer of Jaya One.

Taking place in PJ Live Arts Theatre – in the heart of Petaling Jaya’s commercial hub – the multi-layered campaign promises all-inclusive, family-friendly programming with hopes to focus and celebrate creative crafts in the realm of comedy. Patrons can expect fine-tooled hilarity converged with creative interaction between the comics and the audience throughout the shows, reflecting PJ Live Arts’ reputation in producing quality productions in the local marketplace.

“Goodtimes is proud to support the campaign with a vision for these comedy nights to become a platform to celebrate unique humor and to make comedy a recognized artform which promotes a wholesome interactive experience,” said Vinodh Menon, CEO of Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn Bhd.
“Goodtimes is proud to support the campaign with a vision for these comedy nights to become a platform to celebrate unique humor and to make comedy a recognized artform which promotes a wholesome interactive experience,” said Vinodh Menon, CEO of Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn Bhd.

‘Late Night Laughs’ is an initiative by The Square – as part of the overall ‘Late Night’ campaign which comprises #LateNightDining, #LateNightLive (music entertainment) and #LateNightLaughs – in collaboration with PJ Live Arts, the venue and production host; and Goodtimes Ticketing, the chosen ticketing agent and events partner. This overarching direction by The Square supports the promotion of Malaysian arts, culture, and entertainment communities, paving a way for the space to become a prime comedy hub in the city.

Mad Sabah, Malaysian stand-up comic, gives audiences a snippet of his show, ‘Super Sabah’ happening on the 18th of April 2020 at PJ Live Arts.
Mad Sabah, Malaysian stand-up comic, gives audiences a snippet of his show, ‘Super Sabah’ happening on the 18th of April 2020 at PJ Live Arts. 

“There are so many independent young creatives whose astounding achievements are relatively still unknown amongst the larger community. From places like Sabah to South India, the bottom-up movement of stand-up becomes a great entertainment channel that has enabled communities to relieve stress. Looking at the current issues surrounding us, we could all use a bit of a laugh to activate happy feelings. This promotes the advancement of stand-up and encourages the entertainment landscape to mature as a whole. ‘Late Night Laughs’ is a much-needed platform for the community in the Klang Valley to not just enjoy a night of laughter, but also discover how great comedy can make them feel better about themselves,” said Charles Wong, Executive Director of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd, developer of Jaya One.

(From L – R): Mad Sabah, Malaysian stand-up comedian; Suresh, Manager of PJ Live Arts; Phoon Chi Ho, Malaysian stand-up comedian; Charles Wong, Executive Director of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd, developer of Jaya One; and Vinodh Menon, CEO of Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn Bhd, pose for a group photo.
(From L – R): Mad Sabah, Malaysian stand-up comedian; Suresh, Manager of PJ Live Arts; Phoon Chi Ho, Malaysian stand-up comedian; Charles Wong, Executive Director of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd, developer of Jaya One; and Vinodh Menon, CEO of Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn Bhd, pose for a group photo.

The first ‘Late Night Laughs’ show is set to premiere on 14 March 2020 (Saturday), 8 pm – 9.30 pm named Phoon Chi Ho is Creepy Again by Malaysia’s veteran stand-up comic Phoon Chi Ho. After the success of his first-ever solo tour Creepy, Chi Ho will continue to serve the audience with a compilation of his favorite as well as his most recent stories including fatherhood and his comedy career. The second show is slated for 4 April 2020 (Saturday), 8 pm – 10 pm by India’s best-established quartet Praveen Kumar, Jagan Krishnan, Mervyn Rozario, Manoj Prabakar as part of their tour to international cities including Singapore and Dubai. Titled Acadummy Awards, this is a first of its kind Tamil show where they celebrate the below-average films in an above-average fashion.

(From L – R): Dr. Jason Leong and Phoon Chi Ho, both local stand-up comics, promote the ‘Late Night Laughs’ logo and the press con.
(From L – R): Dr. Jason Leong and Phoon Chi Ho, both local stand-up comics, promote the ‘Late Night Laughs’ logo and the press con.

Also on the bill as the third show will be an all-Malay stand-up comedy special Super Sabah by one of Malaysia’s up-and-coming yet promising comedians – Mad Sabah, who will unfold the differences between life in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur and interior Sabah, taking audience down his memory lane of growing up, the highs, the lows, and how much he enjoyed life with very little, if not, nothing all. Mad’s show is slated for 18 April 2020 (Saturday), 8 pm – 9.30 pm.

“Goodtimes is proud to support the campaign with a vision for these comedy nights to become a platform to celebrate unique humor and to make comedy a recognized artform which promotes a wholesome interactive experience. We are very excited with this collaboration with Jaya One and PJ Live Arts. ‘Late Night Laughs’ has the potential to become a much sought after platform for both local and international comedians, and we intend to realise it,” said Vinodh Menon, CEO of Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn Bhd.

Expect more acts to be added to the ‘Late Night Laughs’ bill in the weeks to come which includes acts from the US, the UK, Australia, and South Africa.

For the first time ever, the campaign ties up with restaurant tenant, Tommy Thongchai – a Thai fusion gastrobar in The Square – with a 10% discount on customer’s bill when visitors purchase a ticket to any show at PJ Live Arts on ticketing platform mygoodtimes.asia. Visitors will only need to present their ticket to restaurant staff to enjoy the promotion on a one-off basis. Ticket holders can also enjoy pre and post-show dining discounts at Three Stooges Bistro which is also within close proximity to PJ Live Arts. This initiative is part of the collective ‘Late Night’ offerings by The Square to provide customers with late-night dining and leisure options in a bustling commercial marketplace.

Common Ground has also jumped on board with promotional support for the shows, while its members will enjoy discounts for all ‘Late Night Laughs’ shows starting 4 April 2020.

For more details on the first 3 shows, check out the description below or https://mygoodtimes.asia/.

For high-res images, and other media collaterals, visit http://bit.ly/latenightlaughs.

Event #1
Name: Phoon Chi Ho is Creepy Again
Comedian: Phoon Chi Ho (MY)
Date: 14th March 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Event Description: 

After the huge success of the 1st round of CREEPY, Chi Ho has decided to creep you out one more time with CREEPY AGAIN. One of Malaysia’s most talked-about stand-up comedy veterans will serve you with a compilation of his favorite as well as his most recent stories that will leave you begging for more.

One of the pioneers of Kuala Lumpur’s underground comedy scene, he is best known for being one part of Douglas Lim’s Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians and has shared the stage with comedy greats like Dara O’ Briain (by coincidence), Ed Byrne (also by coincidence), Harith Iskander and Afdlin Shauki, just to name a few. On TV, he has appeared on Astro Warna’s Cakap Melayu Lah, Komediri (2 seasons) and was one of the first Asian comedians to be curated for Comedy Central Asia’s Stand Up, Asia! Soon, he’ll be on Astro’s Sedapnya Mulut! On the silver screen, he bagged a supporting role, playing a ghost hunter, on Mamat Khalid’s Lari Hantu… Lari! As a scriptwriter, he wrote for sitcoms Small Mission Enterprise (3 seasons), Oh My English! and, more recently, Club Mickey Mouse.

Outside of comedy, Chi Ho is one of the most well-known faces in the advertising world having written, directed and acted in countless local as well as international commercials across all media platforms. So get your tickets and we will see you very very soon!

Ticketing details: 


Standard  Couple (2 pax)
Level 1 RM 50 RM 75
Level 2 RM 40 RM 55

Event #2
Name: Acadummy Awards
Comedians: Praveen Kumar (IND), Jagan Krishnan (IND), Mervyn Rozario (IND), Manoj Prabakar (IND)
Date: 4th April 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Event Description: 

After being the talk of the country (okay, talk of South India) in 2018, the superhit blockbuster ‘Acadummy Awards’ is back!

In 2019, Tamil Cinema has given everyone so many films. Some were revolutionary, entertaining, path-breaking, and award-winning but what about others? Acadummy Awards is a unique awards show where they honor the best in every category. Are they talking about categories like ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’? Hmmm.. No. And are they even talking about the ‘Best’? Hahaha!

Acadummy Awards is the first of its kind Tamil show where they celebrate the below-average films in an above-average fashion. The show features top comics of the South Indian comedy circuit – Praveen Kumar, Jagan Krishnan, Mervyn Rozario, and Manoj Prabakar. Acadummy Awards is all set to be toured across the globe from January – March 2020. The tour will be covering major cities in India like Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, etc. and international cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, etc.  

Ticketing details: 


Standard  Student (with valid Student ID)
Level 1 RM 106 RM 56
Level 2 RM 76 RM 56

Event #3
Name: Mad Sabah’s Super Sabah
Comedian: Mad Sabah (MY)
Date: 18th April 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Event Description:

Super Sabah is Mad Sabah’s all-Malay stand-up comedy special about all the differences between life in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur and interior Sabah. He takes you down memory lane as he shares moments from his growing up years, the highs, the lows, and how much he enjoyed life with very little, if not, nothing all.

Despite his humble beginnings, Mad Sabah’s career in comedy has been anything but modest. Since 2016, he has appeared in Komediri Bersama Harith Iskander and Sembang Teh Tarik Kaw Bersama Dato’ AC Mizal, culminating in his appointment as the first runner-up of the Astro-produced reality show, Lawak Solo. He was also a major contender in Malaysia’s biggest comedy-related reality show, Maharaja Lawak Mega 2017. He has also become a regular in the KL stand-up comedy circuit, having shared the stage with the likes of Rizal van Geyzel and Dr Jason Leong, Jinx Yeo (Singapore), Matt Davies (USA), Pua Chu Kang (Singapore) and has also opened for Harith Iskander.

This one is for everyone, so get your tickets now and don’t miss out on one of Malaysia’s most promising comedians.

Ticketing details: 


Standard  Couple (2 pax) Group (5 pax)
Level 1 RM 50 RM 75 RM 200
Level 2 RM 40 RM 60 RM 160

For interviews and media queries, please contact Jaya One PR representative​:

Jack Moi Digital Content Executive M:​ +60 18 278 7491

About Late Night Laughs

A multidisciplinary program by The Square to champion projects by comedians in collaboration with PJ Live Arts, and advocate comedy as a form of artistic expression which serves a beneficial purpose to the wider community in the entertainment marketplace.

About The Square

The Square, which reopened in early 2019, is an enriching ecosystem and co-sharing space that embodies a pet-friendly environment. Housing Malaysia’s leading co-working space, pet-friendly restaurants, a performing arts theater, and office suites, The Square prides itself to reshape the perception of commercial space and to take charge of late-night initiatives, at the same time inspiring entrepreneurs to reinvent their business DNA in a vibrant community.

About PJ Live Arts Theatre

Selangor’s first independent theatre facility, dedicated to presenting the best arts programming for children, families, and the community. Located within the established commercial hub of Jaya One, patrons can choose from a wide selection of restaurants, bars, retail outlets, and modern amenities to make their visit a uniquely enriching experience.

About Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn Bhd

Goodtimes Ticketing Sdn. Bhd. has 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.

About Jaya One

Nestled in the bustling Section 13 district of Petaling Jaya, Jaya One is a community-led commercial center that comprises of residence, business suites, offices, an enriching ecosystem with co-working space, dining and leisure – The Square, and Malaysia’s first enrichment mall – The School. Jaya One aims to support and bring passionate communities of entrepreneurs, creators, educators, and art enthusiasts together through meaningful events and activities that inspire new talent, encourages self-discovery and create a communal sense of purpose.

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