T-Minus 10 Days

The application deadline for the Hong Kong Comedy Competition closes in just 10 days!  With a grand prize of HK$40,000, 3 gigs at top US comedy clubs, it could be your golden ticket to a life in the funny business. If you're a first timer, the uninitiated, or have just woken up from a coma, you may be unfamiliar with the comedy festival.  Have a listen to what Jami Gong, the mastermind behind the festival, had to say about the event with 6-time cont...

Congratulations TakeOut Comedy on 1000 Shows!

Congratulations TakeOut Comedy on 1000 Shows!
Tonight TakeOut Comedy celebrates it's 1000th show in it's 10 year history of operations. A milestone for any venue, let alone the little venue that could! Owner and 'comedian-first' Jami Gong posted the below on facebook this morning in celebration: "Jameson Gong TONIGHT at 9pm, after 10 years and 6+ years in Hong Kong, we hit a milestone as it is TakeOut Comedy Club's 1000th Show! All the comedians and I want to THANK EVERYONE that has made

Aziz Ansari In Hong Kong

Aziz Ansari In Hong Kong
This weekend Aziz Ansari popped in to TakeOut Comedy Club to check out the local comedy scene. In Hong Kong shooting a new travel show, Aziz wanted to have a look for himself at the talent Hong Kong had to offer. The drop in possibility was first announced on Facebook by Jami Gong, owner of TakeOut Comedy, earlier that day. The rumor proved true, making it a night to remember on Elgin Street. ...

What’s Up Hong Kong? Episode #18 with Jami Gong

What’s Up Hong Kong?  Episode #18 with Jami Gong
Below is a transcript of the What's Up Hong Kong? podcast's interview this week with far-east comedy innovator Jami Gong. What's up Hong Kong?: Welcome to What’s Up Hong Kong, the show where we tell you what's going on in Hong Kong this week and meet some of Hong Kong's most interesting people. I think I forgot to mention in the last episode 'Kung Hei Fat Choy!' to all of you listeners out there. Speak HK Network is going to be doing big things in the y

RECAP: The International Hong Kong Comedy Finals 2012

The International Hong Kong Comedy Competition 2012 Saturday a month long Comedy Festival ended in a big competition, taking place at the APA Theater in Wan Chai, with a sold out crowd of over 400 people. 10 comedians had secured themselves a spot in the finals, and everybody was ready to show why exactly they should be the winner of 35000 $ HKD , 3 gigs at big comedy clubs in the US, and of course the Take Out Comedy trophy. First man on stag...