Making Bangkok Laugh – One Punchline at a Time!
For a quick jab of punchline and wit, don’t miss Bangkok Hilarious’ comedy showcase on July 4By Apolinario Mapacpac, with Leo Soares
Comedy is no laughing matter to the folks at Bangkok Hilarious; they take making you laugh very seriously. Bangkok Hilarious (The Overground Bar, 6/1 Sukhumvit Soi 22 // www.bangkokhilarious.biz) is the new « go-to » venue for comedy in Bangkok, shows held every first and third Saturday of the month, featuring comedians Leo Soares (the founder), Graham Wooding, and Lucas Olbinski. Their aim is to make Bangkok Hilarious a permanent fixture in the growing market for standup comedy in the city.
Since its inception in 2013, Bangkok Hilarious has brought international headliners such as Jake Baker (U.S.A.) Marty Lappan (Australia), Werner Cloete (South Africa), Nick Milnes (Hongkong), Andy YP (Thailand/U.S), Aidan Kilian (Ireland) , Garrett Jamieson (Canada), and award-winning comedians such as Raven Panday (N.L), William Childress (U.S.) and Nik Coppin (UK).
Originally called Laugh Out Loud Bangkok, the group ended up with Bangkok Hilarious as they realized that this is what the collective really wants to represent. The name also puts the city in the positive light that it deserves.
The group does not only bring laughs to Bangkok but also supports a fresh comedy scene by providing stage time to new performers. They also showcase professional acts with local artists such as DJs, musicians, poets, and improvisers, creating a fun, alternative hangout scene.
Bangkok Hilarious has been all over the city, from strip clubs to five star hotels but has been a resident fixture at The Overground Bar and Café.
What: Chill out and enjoy the cool breeze and DJ beats to keep the romance alive with chaps over chugs and chats, with the weekly Gentlemen’s Night featuring free-flow Carlsberg at a special price of THB 450 net per person.
Where: HI SO bar, Sofitel So Bangkok
When: Every Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
More info: 02 624 0000; email: H6835-FB3@Sofitel.com
What: Get creative and personalize your very own burger with freshly ground meats to be upgraded with Wagyu beef or foie gras, artisan baked soft buns, tangy imported cheeses and many delicious toppings to be enjoyed with a wide range of sides and sauces. And of course, craft beer!
Where: BarSu, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok (BTS: Asoke)
How much: Starting at THB 440 net
More info: 02 649 8358;