Monday, 5 October 2009
posted by The ComeBackKings at 12:46

Hi all,

Long time no blog!

This time, one of the Kings return baring great tidings! Below is the missive delivered by the Kings' royal mail man!

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Douglas Lim had a dream. A dream to bring laughter to the world. A dream to spread joy across the land. Unfortunately, fate conspired against him. He was born Chinese and was not eligible for Raja Lawak.

But Douglas Lim never gave up. Convinced that the Chinese can be funny, he scoured the country for like-minded (and like-coloured) people. He searched high and low, far and wide and upside down. After 3 years, the search has ended. For behold, he is tired AND he has found 2 other jokers.

Together they are M.A.C.C. – the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians and this is their first E.G.M. (Easy Going Meeting). On the agenda are funny observations, song parodies, impersonations and witty revelations from the founding members of M.A.C.C – Douglas Lim, Jenhan and Chi Ho.

No stone is left unturned. Nothing is sacred – well except for sacred things which MUST NEVER be questioned by ALL Malaysians. M.A.C.C.’s first E.G.M. promises to be a laugh-out-loud affair for the whole family providing that your family is:


- English speaking

- easily amused

- at the show


M.A.C.C.’s first E.G.M. will commence at the PJ Live Arts Centre, Jaya ONE, on the following days:-


Saturday, 17 October @ 9pm

Sunday, 18 October @ 3pm - Matinee

Sunday, 18 October @ 9pm


Saturday, 24 October @ 9pm

Sunday, 25 October @ 3pm - Matinee

Sunday, 25 October @ 9pm


ALL SHOWS AT ONLY RM 33.88


Tickets available at TICKETCHARGE (603) 2241 9999 OR visit www.ticketcharge.com.my

This Performance Is Brought To You By Principal Connection (M) Sdn Bhd

Supported By Young Comedians of Malaysia

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Friday, 14 November 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 01:16

The fan base is one aspect The ComeBackKings have not the luxury or time to pay more attention to, given their daily tussle with their professional and personal lives. The Kings often wonder if there is such thing as a 'fan base', especially theirs.

But if The Kings would have the honour to name one of their loyal fan(s), it would be Cheryl Marie Bastian and her family.

Back in 2005, Cheryl is one of the many who witnessed The Kings' first win in a Talent Competition courtesy of IACT College. Cheryl and her family were at The Actors' Studio (TAS) when The Kings hosted and starred in TAS's Free Flow 2006. A year later, she gave The Kings their opportunity of their lifetime - to star in their own Internet-TV programme in www.gua.com.my. And when The Kings held their first public performance of 2008, the Bastian family came by the bus load!

More recently, Cheryl popped up again and asked whether The Kings can perform for her dad's function, The Kings were in no position to say NO. The function was not what The Kings expected though. Criminals and full-uniform wardens crossed their minds but 20-odd comedy-appreciating families did not. Nevertheless, it was the perfect setting for a silent celebration of The Kings' 70th show -the people were friendly, the crowd was ever responsive, the beer was free-flowing and food was ample.

A blurp and contact details of The Kings were in the function's programme book as well. After yet another 'Dance History 101' performance, the many attendees showered The Kings with praise and offered to pass on their contacts. And they were true to their word; the next morning King Ronnie received a call for The Kings to perform for the Kajang Prison inmates!

At the closure of the event, despite The Kings' generous answer to a charity call, the event organizers were even more generous with a token in return. Once again, The Kings would like to raise their wine glasses and say another big THANK YOU to Cheryl and her family!

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Wednesday, 23 July 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 23:46
Do you know that ...

1) More than 68% of all CBK shows involved 'Dance History 101' aka 'The Cockroach Dance'!

2) The CBKs have a clean record of 2 wins out 2 talent competitions! They bailed out on the 3rd - A singing competition!

3) The CBKs currently have 5 members but they had a 6th member for some time and previously had as many as 3 stand-ins! Originally, The CBKs were a group of 4!

4) The first ever CBK performance, Dance History 101 back in 2004, is also their first full rehearsal!

5) In grand total, inclusive of live performances and internet TV scripts, The CBKs have written close to 40 scripts!

6) In The CBKs' first non-comedic performance, The Kings acted as police detectives and CSIs!

7) The CBKs have performed in 3 other states outside the KV, namely Penang, Perak (TWICE!) & Pahang!

8) Did you know that the oldest CBK is also the only pure Chinese in the group?

9) The CBKs have never deployed 'push' or 'pull' strategies to market themselves! In a sense, all their clients 'found' them!

Be back soon for more updates and reports of previous performances PLUS pictures!

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Friday, 18 July 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 23:35
In the event of the risen (and still rising) oil prices, drastic measures were taken by people from all walks of life to curb their own oil-induced sufferings.

So for our next show, which is tomorrow (July 19, 8.30pm onwards), tickets will be priced at RM85 and RM95 (plus dinner). yes, start cursing in Hokkien!

The show will be held at:

La Cocina Restaurant
38, Jalan USJ 9/5P,
Subang Central, UEP 47620
Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia.

For more information, please call:
Tel: 03-8023 2395
Mobile: 012-2096573

THIS IS NO JOKE OKAY! and we are the hired performers but really the ticket prices shocked us and the Harith Iskanders and Jit Murads are going through an identity crisis! But sorry for the 11th hour update.

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Friday, 6 June 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 03:12
Hours before the dreaded fuel price hike, King Chi Ho and King Matthew sat in some mamak, enjoying some simple luxuries (teh tarik) before they decided to evaluate what would can be expected due to the fuel price hike.

Below is what they had both observed.

8 possible changes in Malaysia (and maybe the world) after the 5/6 fuel price hike.

1) Production of popular Malay drama 'Impak Maksima', will stop in immediate effect.

2) Guys will start dating girls that stay nearby. "Hi, I'm Matthew. Err, where do you stay? Wah! KEPONG arhh!?!? Sorry, but you're not my type!"

3) All vehicle's RPM metre will be changed to the RM metre.

4) The Ah Longs will stop dousing their victims with petrol.

5) Forget fame and fortune. Start looking for fame and fuel!

6) Malaysians will finally carpool.

7) BMW says SHIT while BMX says YES!

8) F1 racing teams will deploy the zero stop strategy.

Anyone who would like to add to the list?

(OK, the list was supposed to be part of King Chi Ho's stand up at the Heritage Mansion on Post-Fuel Price Hike Day but he forgot most of it. So, instead of letting it go stale, might as well post it up here = ) )

 
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 00:55
PORT DICKSON, 31 May: One of our fellow ComeBackKings (identity withheld due to the overwhelming dignity within the royal ranks) survived a jellyfish attack when skinny dipping near the least polluted stretch of beach in Port Dickson last week. The Kings were on an outstation event trip when they decided to stop and get in touch with Malaysia's beauty.

And one of our country's beauty is that all Malaysians share their space with other inhabitants of different species such as the jellyfish. The King fell unconscious soon after the attack and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The extent of the sting had left streaks of 'burnt' marks along The King's inner thighs and groin area.

Upon regaining consciousness after almost 12 hours drifting in and out of coma, the rejuvenated King was quick to realize that all this was just utter bullshit la.

Sorry for all that but its nice to be writing again after a month. Many things have happened within that period and a jellyfish attack was not one of them! But first, let's revisit some previous performances.


Show 60: SMK Assunta Prom @ Sheraton Imperial, KL, 18 Dec 2007

Frankly, I never thought this was so far back. 18 Dec 2007! Well, all our Kings could remember was a really nice banner and the pastries The Kings curik while they were heading out of the ballroom.

The banner had genius written all over it. WELL DONE! It was huge and was made as though it was the front cover of a magazine - short teasers of various colour splashed on the banner to let one know what to expect at the prom and so on. Unfortunately, the troupe's name was spelt wrongly again! Can anyone out there what The Kings can do? Or do The Kings point an accusing to the widespread dyslexia across our beloved Malaysia? SIGH

The event was OK. The ballroom was (too) well lit making cumbu-cumbuan sessions a bit uneasy. The Kings did "Dance History 101" again to a very responsive crowd (Thank you, Assunta!). But the one who really caught the eye was King Ronnie who was in his best dressed for years! Really Indian!




And lastly, the pastries. MMMMMMM. The Kings weren't offered F&B as part of the package but who could say no to chocolate éclairs? So, on their way out after the performance, The King's lifted some cakes and other goodies in gentile fashion, with mouths drooling and pinkies protruding proudly.

Show No.60 in the bag!

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Tuesday, 6 May 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 02:14
Dear friends, fans and family,

The past 10 days were truly memorable for The Kings. They can't really express their appreciation and satisfaction in full length (for the time being) but here is a brief update...

29 April - Halo Cafe, Sunway Pyramid
Three Kings - King Chi Ho, King Nigesh and King Ronnie - along with their close friend Kavin, performed in front of a sell out crowd, with most of attendees coming from Klang. Am pretty sure cheap booze and bak kut teh are not talk of the town any more...

2 - 3 May - Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
The Kings' first public show of 2008 and a golden chance for the masses to watch them for free. Unfortunately, only close family members, close friends and some hardcore fans came to watch, marred by 'those involved in exporting Malaysia's human capital to foreign countries'...

5 May - Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur
Performed on the rooftop of one of KL's most talked about hang outs, The Kings can't help but to tell you all what you've been missing...

Next stop, The Kings are just somewhat involved in an 'invite only' show in this small place called... what was it again? Oh yeah, Heritage Mansion. Oh well, nothing surprises The ComeBackKings any more.

Will be back with more pictures on a less busy day (sigh) When will that day be...?

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Sunday, 20 April 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 21:18
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Our first public performance of the year! And to add icing on the cake, ITS FREE! So come and show your support!

No more saying things like "Oi, where y'll perform lah. Haven't see your performance leh..."

The performances will be held at the 'mezzanine' area on Level 1, tucked next to Secret Recipe, Duck King Restaurant and StarBucks. Already, Jaya One has hosted 'Acoustic Jaya', where 'stars' like Azmyl Yunor, Estralla, Jerome Kugan & Tan Sei Hon converged on 18 & 19 April 2008.

And a few reminders or tips to get to Jaya One:

1) Jaya One is not Jaya 33 (the one with True Fitness and 'that' pedestrian bridge).

2) Nor is it 'the one opposite the Toyota showroom' (qouted from King Jon, 2008).

3) The original Jaya Supermarket is now empty (in case you're wondering and still lost).

4) Jaya One is the one opposite the Section 17 Pasar Tani, just a few blocks from the International Islamic University. If you can spot a huge-ass 'Old Town Coffee House', you've arrived at your destination.

5) Unless you know how to get there, do not attempt to drive there alone, King Ronnie!

6) Or you can click on this link to reveal the map.



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Thursday, 3 April 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 13:16
There were some complaints about the sound and quality of the Samy Vellu Song but hey... what can I do in the comfort of my own home and with basic home appliances. Will try to improve on our technicalities if time and fortunes permit.

But I hope there's less complaints on this new one... although I feel that the topic and content would certainly rattle the cage of some.

Wish to inform all who watch this video that not all Kings endorse its content. It was never meant to hurt unless you fall off your chair laughing...

Enjoy...


video

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Friday, 28 March 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 23:38
Spot the decent

Sigh. There are some things in life you can't let go. So, as an informant for/of the group, I find that I should return (for the time being while King Ron, King Matt and King Jon ponder over what to write). And I'll start with a rather distant flashback...

It's no joke that comedy improves one's well being medically! That's why laughter is 'infectious' and 'the best medicine'! Why we all have 'funny bones' and find humour 'contagious'! Despite that, mental health is a subjective thing - you either get a joke or don't know shit!


Such is a tale of two events. The setting was quite similar; same amount of people attended, same performers and same performance. The only difference is, in one event, the attendees were mostly from the media industry whereas the other, the attendees enjoy kara... OOOOKKKAAAAAYYYY...


At the BRDB Media Appreciation Night in 'Work In Progress', Bangsar Shopping Centre, KL, on 13 December 2007, The Kings dazzled with their 'you-know-what' skit that sent the crowd into rapturous fits of laughter. Later, The Kings found themselves mingling with the crowd, exchanging business cards and indecent glances before ending the night in a drunken haze. Clearly a good night. And if that's not enough, weeks later, The Kings earned themselves a mention in The Sun newspaper. SEE! >>>

Tetapi, two nights later, The Kings found themselves clawing for response when they confronted a rather 'tough' crowd courtesy of RK Group's annual dinner @ JW Marriott, KL. For one, karaoke was on the menu and each of The Kings have their own dreaded experience with Japan's most influential cultural import after sushi and schoolgirl nymphos. However, this time its a joint experience. On stage, The Kings saw droopy-eyed-jaw-jagged-tilted-heads looking back at them like a remake of MJ's Thriller.

Plus, the event was our first under a man named Andy, a man high on our 'manager wish list'. WHAT AN INTRODUCTION! Sigh.

Well, as the saying goes, one man's teh tarik is another man's susu basi.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 22:54
The recent elections presented more shocks than surprises. And nothing was more shocking and unsurprising than SV's lost in Sg. Siput. The news threw the whole Malaysian comedy scene in utter disarray. So much so that the first people who voiced their disapprovals toward SV's impending departure from the political scene were comedians who want SV in power to prolong their comedic careers, and, not to mention, to ensure they're guaranteed of new materials.

However, as budding comedian with a long future ahead, The ComeBackKings say...

"HE IS STILL ALIVE WERT!"

The following music video is how we will always remember him. Hope you ppl like it!
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Monday, 25 February 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 00:12

We have sources saying that The ComeBackKings' blog is slow to update and boring... so we love to hear from you on which ComeBackKing you want to hear from. The list short profiles below will guide through the quintet.

King Chi Ho - Fat, stump and Chinese. Not good looking and not the sharpest chopstick in the drawer. He is the main cause of boredom on this blog and even Jaring.net has quicker updates.

King Jon - The only CBK with a profession; King Jon is professional clown! He is the ultimate girl magnet. The phrase 'tall, dark and handsome' was coined to epitomize him. And, some believe, so is the word 'mandingo'.

King Matt - He writes well and is funny as hell, whenever he winks, a girl's heart sinks; King Matt is a hybrid of a Casanova and the 'boy who cried wolf'.

King Nigesh - Comedian, stand-up, dancer, actor, rapper... this guy does it all! But you know what they say about a Jack of all trades...

King Ronnie - Big nose, big mouth, big eyes and big potential - the only difference between him and Prince Charles is that King Ronnie looks good. You see, a cat is this man's best friend but the man is too shy to admit it.

OK. Now that you all know a bit about the Kings so send in your comments and vote who gets to post the next blog update. Oh, did I mention you can't vote for King Chi Ho to extend is regime?

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Monday, 28 January 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 13:45
THE COMEBACK TIMES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2006 ENTERTAINMENT


PETALING JAYA: The ComeBackKings recorded their first performance that featured them as the main and only performers.

The event, held in The One World Hotel
, was attended by 200 workers and partners of the host who witnessed The Kings' on-demand comical introduction to the evolution of dance as an appetiser to a delayed dinner schedule.

After a few rounds of lucky draws, The Kings strutted their most popular dance-comedy skit "Dance History 101" and were greeted with gales of laughter. They then wrapped up their night by giving the crowd a "dance lesson". The loudest cheer, however, was reserved for a ballroom door detaching and falling from its huge frame. Although the event was not all smooth sailing, it nevertheless was a worthwhile treat for the crowd.

Meanwhile, backstage in The Kings' makeshift changing space, rumour has it that The Kings' on-stage antiques were met by criticisms for failing to adhere to the status quo of malnutritioned and skinny bodies.

The sole target of the criticisms, Chi Ho, expressed his honest regret and promised a change. "I know my bulging stomach doesn't look good in a semi-transparent, body fitting, white T," he said, "and I promise to lose weight. From now on, I will stop taking snacks between breakfast and brunch."

Besides appearance, The Kings have a lot to change and a lot to improve before confronting any more criticisms in the future. Nevertheless, The Kings live by a motto that states; "the harshest critics are from those that you're close to and which is usually unsaid."


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Tuesday, 22 January 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 02:23
Date: December 1, 2007
Venue: Grand Premiere Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
(**phew!**)


Never in The Kings' performing experience have they seen so many impersonators. From Elvis to MJ, from Tina Turner to Tina Turner in a different dress, this event has it all. And what better event to have The Kings' "Dance 101". (I hate to mentioned it again but its the funniest way to find out how so many famous dances came to be.)

With the crowd all out to party and a theme that tributes the 3 most memorable decades in our lifetime, The Kings' on demand skit fitted in better that O.J. Simpson's bloodied gloves. The timing of their slot was excellent; just before the dance floor opened!

However, once again the stage was a bit tight but nevertheless, there is always room to improvise.

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Thursday, 17 January 2008
posted by The ComeBackKings at 20:59
Hey ppl! Happy belated 2008! Happy belated (that perayaan on Jan 10th)!

Sorry for the long layoff but I'm glad to inform you all that I've found my writing mojo!

Its been a long hard search but who knew that by brainlessly replying some photo comments on Facebook, I was able to remember that The ComeBackKings have a blog!

Hmm, let's see what we've missed. Erm, shows 58 to 61 (oops, Happy Belated 60th Show Milestone to us!). Media Prima holding 6 of our videos back due to unforeseen delays and (oh, here is a good one) an overloaded server! King Matt, King Jon, me and Queen Mun Mun went to Thailand to meet Queen Dora and to 'broaden our horizons'.

Full updates on our last few shows soon. Stay tuned on www.gua.com.my. Stay safe, stay happy and stay close to your parents you 5yos!

He who found his writing mojo,
King Chi Ho