The PJ Laugh Fest is Asia’s biggest annual comedy festival, and it officially kicks off today with an eclectic range of comedy shows for the next fortnight. These are the shows we recommend:


Faulty Towers — The Dining Experience

14 May–1 June, 7:30PM (and additional 12:30pm show on weekends); RM185 (Dinner), RM165 (Lunch).


Fans of the beloved British comedy series Fawlty Towers will get the best of its gags and a wonderful 3-course meal, served by the neurotic Basil, domineering Sybil and language-challenged Manuel (characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs). Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong — so make sure you come for the food, stay for the laughs, and let Faulty Towers serve you the best of both. If they can.

Shear Madness

28 May–14 June, 8:30PM; RM50, RM65, RM80


This is the Malaysian adaptation of the world’s longest-running comedy play, and takes the form of a mystery murder in a unisex hair salon. Isabel Fernandez, landlady and former world-famous pianist, is murdered with a set of beautician shears — and everyone is a suspect! Can you guess whodunit?

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones

24–26 May, 2PM; RM40, RM125 (4 Tickets),


The most family-friendly of all your options, Jeff Achtem is a contemporary light and shadow puppetry artist. This award-winning, wordless, shadow puppet comedy transforms household junk into surreal shadow puppets featuring flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas! Very clever, and delightful for all-ages.


Awek Chuck Taylor

24–25 May, 3pm & 8:30PM; RM30 & RM40


Those who did not manage to catch the workshop performance earlier this year should definitely get their tickets early for this. Based on Nami Cob Nobbler’s best-seller novel, a romantic comedy about dating, flirting and love. Mature audiences recommended. Note: Show is performed in Malay without subtitles.

Making S#it Up Comedy

21–22 May, 8:30PM; RM68 (VIP), RM58 (Premium), RM43 (Economy)


It’s an all-star, all-male, standup comedy line-up as Harith Iskander takes to the stage with Jit Murad, Phoon Chi Ho, Douglas Lim, Kuah Jenhan and more. Expect comedy sketches, improv and laughter aplenty.

For full listings of shows, click here. Discounts are available for LIVE Cardholders.