KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Russell Peters, named the third highest-paid comedian in the world by Forbes magazine in 2014, is on the second leg of his ‘Almost Famous World Tour’ and will make his stop in Kuala Lumpur on the 10 & 11 April 2015 in Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam. The tour that started off in September 2014, has taken Russell to Canada, America, New Zealand, South Africa and India. He is currently performing in Australia, before making his way to South East Asia and will have Malaysia as his final stop in Asia.
When fans first heard that comedian Russell Peters has included Malaysia in his ‘Almost Famous World Tour’, they were thrilled — and it showed with a social media frenzy. Tickets for the April 10 show sold out in a few days with 90% of tickets sold in less than 24 hours. Tickets for the April 11 show are now on sale with less than 2,000 tickets available in the 8,000 capacity venue.
The ‘Almost Famous World Tour’ promises ALL NEW MATERIAL featuring observational comedy, highlighting Russell Peter’s opinions on ethnic and cultural stereotypes, jobs, the usage of cell phones and dating. The tour will also see appearances by Russell’s Official Tour DJ, Spinbad and opening act Gregg Rogell. The show is brought to you by LOL Events, supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), an agency under the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism. Partners for the event include Comedy Central Asia, MTV Asia, Mix FM, Hitz FM, Westin KL, Enrich by Malaysia Airlines and Uber.
Russell Peters is best known for his cultural anecdotes having grown up as a Canadian born Indian. He is notorious for selling out shows all over the world and has made more than 100 million people laugh on YouTube. He is also highly acclaimed for his ability to keep audiences laughing on the edge of their seats with his lightning fast improv and amazing crowd interaction.
Tickets for the show in Malaysia which range from RM128 to RM458 are available through Ticketpro Malaysia’s website (www.ticketpro.com.my) or at Ticketpro’s outlets nationwide. Tickets for disabled customers are only available from Ticketpro outlets at RM150, and will require the presentation of a PWD card during purchase.
In collaboration with LOL Events, Tourland Travel Malaysia is offering comedy fans a tour package promo which includes Platinum tickets to the Almost Famous World Tour in Malaysia. The packages ranging from RM928 to RM837 will include accommodations, a city tour as well as transfers from the hotel to the airport and show venue. Interested individuals can contact Tourland by email at email@example.com.
About LOL Events Malaysia
LOL Events began its foray in the comedy scene in 2009 with the highly successful The Comedy Club KL shows. They then extended their range of comedy shows by producing the LOL Comedy Stars Series, Laugh Off Asia, Comedy Kao Kao and Kings & Queen of Comedy Asia. In over 5 years, they have hosted over 100 globally proclaimed comedy acts such as Jeff Dunham, Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed, Danny Bhoy, Kumar, and Sugar Sammy. Their latest mega show was the highly successful Jeff Dunham’s Disorderly Conduct Tour organized in both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
About Malaysia Major Events
Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and support major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to home-grown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region. MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.