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CircleSquare Happenings: Phua Chu Kang & Friends Comedy Show 2017

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\ Date: April 21, 2017

It was an awesome show hosted by a brilliant comedian.

Don’t play play ah! Everyone was left in stitches the entire evening during the Phua Chu Kang & Friends Comedy Show, which was held at the HGH Convention Centre, Sentul, last Friday 7th April 2017. CircleSquare was invited to review the comedy show, organized by Popcorn Studio, in which featured Singapore’s most beloved contractor – Phua Chu Kang (made popular by Singaporean actor, host and comedy performer, Gurmit Singh) and other guest performers.

It has been 20 years since the popular TV show was aired, Phua Chu Kang definitely did not fail to present his best performance that night. Everyone gave their loudest cheer when the iconic theme song came on and the main guy everyone who’s been waiting for finally appeared – from the back!

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The audience of the show had a once-of-a-lifetime opportunity to be up-close and personal with Phua Chu Kang, as he made them participate in several games, winning themselves goodies and backstage passes to personally meet the man himself. The man does not fail to create laughter.

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Other performers included Kael & the Gangster Squad, who started the show with a few pop and rock ballads; Singapore’s funniest ventriloquist, Joseph Then, who teased and tickled everyone’s funny bone with his innovative ventriloquism routine using puppet characters – Ah Beng, Fried (Fred) Chicken and Master Wong; and Fakkah Fuzz, a Singaporean stand-up comedian, famous for making a “funny” remark towards a prominent Malaysian politician last year in his previous acts (shhh….. sensitive issue!). It was a good laugh after all.

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While “donation” can be quite a sensitive word here in Malaysia, but the main objective of the comedy show was for a good cause. Phua Chu Kang serenaded the audience with two ballads – Barry Manilow’s “Mandy” and Ronan Keating’s “When You Say Nothing At All”, while donations were collected from the audience – a whopping total of RM14,767, which will benefit the Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Down Syndrome dan Hyper Aktif BBT 2 of Klang and The Shepard of Rawang.

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Everyone basically went home feeling good and so did we. Undeniably a remarkable way to let go of the entire week’s stress – a good, wholesome laugh.

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