Last month, it was reported that a total of 89 comedians from over 50 countries competed in Laugh Factory’s “Funniest Person In The World” contest, but only 20 comedians will advance to the next round.
And guess what? Harith Iskander, who received a score of 457,237 points, is one of the participants who will be competing in the semi-finals, along with Philippines’ Alex Caleja, Singapore’s Fakkah Fuzz, India’s Mino Van Nassau, and Indonesia’s Melanie Maras.
In the semi-finals, the top 20 will be held live in Helsinki, Finland in front of a panel of experts and celebrities. The competition will be held on 4th and 5th December, and the top 5 will proceed to the finals.
At the end of the competition, the comedian who ranks 1st will be awarded a prize of US$100,000; the 2nd with US$10,000; the 3rd with US$5,000.
Both Harith Iskander and Jason Leong were nominated for the contest but as only one Malaysian can qualify to the finals, Jason got disqualified despite having the 2nd highest points after Iskander.
You can vote for your favourite comedian here.