Get a big dose of LOLs at a comedy festival happening from March 17 to 18

The Magners International Comedy Festival: Two nights, 11 venues, 30 comedians!


( Tired of typing LOL instead of actually doing it? Do you feel more like a colon forward slash than a colon double paranthesis? Better not leave all the laughing to emoticons...and also, better leave the Internet for a while and catch Magners International Comedy Festival on March 17 to 18. It’s Asia's largest comedy festival, featuring 30 stand-up comics from everywhere, even Scotland. We trust Phil Kay from Scotland has a sense of humor...and, also, a better command of comedy.




This is also your chance to get know some of the funniest Pinoy comedians in the city, who hardly every use costume or props. Just sheer, shimmering wit! Much dazzle, such laugh. Let GB Labrador, Wilfredo, Matthew Giffen, Joke Thieves, Imaan Hadchiti, John Roberston, James Caraan, Red Ollero, Alex Calleja, Ron Josol, and the ever enticing "many more" make you laugh under your nose (they make better jokes) in over 11 venues in Metro Manila. Tickets are priced from P800 to P2,000. You can check the full schedule here:


121 Bar and Grille

8:15pm - Orion Perez
9:30pm - Ria Lina
10:45pm - Wes Zaharuk

Treehouse Tavern

8:45pm - GB Labrador
10:00pm - Wilfredo
11:15pm - Matthew Giffen


8:45pm - Will Mars
10:00PM - Eleanor Tierman
11:15pm - Phil Kay

The Craft

8:45pm - Sundeep Rao
10:00pm - Nishant Joke Singh
11:15pm - Sanjay Manaktala

Skinny Mikes

8:45pm - Marlon Olivan
10:00pm - Abigoliah Schamaun
11:15pm - Al Lubel

The Keg

10:00pm - Rik Carranza


8:15pm - Jim Brewsky
9:30pm - Jenny Collier
10:45pm - Simon Taylor

The Music Hall

10:30pm - Alex Calleja

11:45pm - Ron Josol

Citrus Lounge

8:30pm - Derf Hebrado
9:45pm - Imaan Hadchiti
11:00pm - John Robertson

H and J Sports Bar

17 March

8:30pm - Matthew Giffin
9:30pm - Martin Mor
10:30pm - Vivek Mahbubani
11:45pm - Shaggers

18 March

8:30pm - Nik Coppin
9:30pm - Phil Kay
10:30pm - Orion Perez


8:30pm - Matthew Giffen
9:30pm - Vivek Mahbubani
10:30pm - Martin Mor
11:45pm - Shaggers


For more information and ticket reservation, call 0926-525-JOKE (5653) or log on to


Also read: Need to laugh? Watch a stand-up comedy act!

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