The sobering challenges of comedy in Malaysia

Mustafa K. Anuar

The measured exaggerations as well as wit and sarcasm in the act are often aimed to jolt us to the harsh social realities outside of the performance hall, the writer says. – TikTok pic, July 15, 2022.

THE diversity of our society in terms of ethnicity, religious traditions and cultures provides a rich material for any comic worth his or her salt to start cracking.

Similarly, the socio-economic issues and political problems that emerge before our very eyes would not escape the rapt attention of comedians bent on making a social commentary.

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