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, 26th February 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. 

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.

‘Late Night Laughs’ is an initiative by The Square – as part of the overall ‘Late Night’ campaign which comprises #LateNightDining, #LateNightLive (entertainment) and #LateNightEvents – 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, positioning the space as a prime entertainment hub in the city. 

“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 manage stress and anxiety. Looking at it as a form of therapy, comedy is a means for addressing the stigma, discrimination, and prejudice surrounding mental health problems. 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. 

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. 

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 by local and international talents, and to make comedy a recognized artform which promotes a wholesome interactive experience. There is much potential for PJ Live Arts to be amongst one of the important venues in the creative comedy circuit and ‘Late Night Laughs’ is definitely leading us in that direction,” 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. 

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. 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. 

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

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