A new for­mula

Hit com­edy show LawakKeder will be staged in english for the first time.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES - By KEN­NETH CHAW en­ter­tain­ment@thes­tar.com.my

HANS Isaac is no stranger to tak­ing risks. In fact, a large part of the 42-year-old ac­tor’s ca­reer suc­cess can be at­trib­uted to sim­ply this: Dar­ing to roll the dice.

Af­ter 12 years as a fash­ion model, Isaac took a leap of faith and gave up his mod­el­ling ca­reer to try his hand at act­ing. He landed roles in nu­mer­ous films and tele­vi­sion dra­mas, even bag­ging the Most Pop­u­lar Non-Malay Artiste award – twice! – in the Anugerah Bin­tang Pop­u­lar Berita Harian. Later, he went be­hind the scenes and found his foot­ing as a pro­ducer and di­rec­tor be­fore fi­nally set­ting up his very own film, TV and the­atre com­pany, Tall Or­der Pro­duc­tions.

The multi-ta­lented star is rock­ing the boat once more with the re­turn of pop­u­lar com­edy stage show Lawak Ke Der 3. Staged for the first time in 2011, the com­edy show opened to a rous­ing re­cep­tion, with tick­ets sell­ing out within weeks and draw­ing a record-break­ing at­ten­dance of 30,000 at the Is­tana Bu­daya in Kuala Lumpur.

Hans, who is the cre­ative and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Tall Or­der Pro­duc­tions, has de­cided to run one of the six sched­uled shows in English for the first time.

“It’s quite rare to have a lo­cal English live com­edy show staged at a 1,400-ca­pac­ity venue,” Isaac said in a phone in­ter­view, re­fer­ring to the Pang­gung Sari in Is­tana Bu­daya where the show will be staged. “Usu­ally, you’ll see for­eign com­edy acts book­ing th­ese large halls, but even so, most will opt for a smaller venue.”

Isaac is con­fi­dent the English edi­tion of Lawak Ke Der will set it­self apart from other English­language com­edy shows, es­pe­cially those fea­tur­ing over­seas co­me­di­ans. “Most for­eign co­me­di­ans tend to use for­eign con­tent. I think our show will give them a run for their money as our lo­cal acts un­der­stand the lo­cal cul­ture,” he ex­plained.

Lawak Ke Der 3 kicked off yes­ter­day and will run till Dec 8 with its English stag­ing on Dec 6 at Pang­gung Sari in Is­tana Bu­daya, Kuala Lumpur. Tick­ets are priced at RM46, RM96, RM126, RM176 and RM196. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-4147 8600 or visit www. tick­et2u. biz.

Fun­ny­man Kuah Jen­han will be join­ing harith and Lim in the english

stag­ing of LawakKeder3

LawakKeder3 stars (from left) yussry edo, Na­bil raja Lawak, dou­glas Lim, harith Iskan­der and Za­matul amri.

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