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ZENJIRO the Award Winning Comedian & Actor is Heading to Malaysia

Zenjiro is more than just a household name in ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’, he is one of Japan’s biggest names in comedy, and to the delight of his Malaysian fans, the multi-faceted funny man will be headlining a stand-up comedy show titled, ‘Zenjiro Live in Malaysia’ at Timbre Kuala Lumpur, on the 14th of July from 8:00pm to 9:30pm.

The show will feature Zenjiro’s unique blend of self-deprecating comedy and his satirical take on popular Japanese stereotypes and nuances. Joining him on stage, will be several local and foreign comedians, collectively guaranteeing a laughter-filled Saturday evening.

Zenjiro’s comedic routines such as ‘How to tell a Chinese, Korean and Japanese apart’ and ‘Japanese Don’t Laugh’ have thrilled audiences in Japan, China, India, Thailand, Canada, Scotland, England, Australia, USA, Holland, and Malaysia. He has performed at various comedy festivals, including Just for Laughs Festivals in Montreal; HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen; Melbourne Comedy Festival; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Rotterdam Comedy Festival; and Tokyo International Comedy Festival.

Back home, he won the ABC Manzai Competition and other prestigious prizes, and in the US he came in second place in the LA Comedy Store Stand-up Competition. More recently he won the Stand-up Bangkok International Comedy Competition in 2015 and in the US he came in fourth-ranking in the Sacramento Stand-up Competition in 2016.

Zenjiro has hosted numerous TV programs in Japan and was also featured in TV shows such as Just for Laughs, Ed Byrne Comedy Gala, and Japanorama (presented by Jonathan Ross) on BBC; US Comedy Arts Festival on HBO; and Raymann is Laat on Dutch TV channel NTR.

“The overwhelming response to my first performance in Malaysia, in 2017, made me eager to return. Not only is there a large Japanese expatriate presence in Malaysia, the love for Japanese arts and culture shown by the locals, makes me feel very welcomed. I am excited to perform my latest jokes, and have a great time with the audience,” said Zenjiro.

Tickets for ‘Zenjiro Live in Malaysia’ are priced at a meager RM 80 and can be purchased online at For more information on the show please visit This stand-up comedy show is organized by Phoenix PR, and Timbre Kuala Lumpur.

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