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      Stand Up Comedy Night with Hishamuddin Rais in Whitechapel

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      March 20, 2014

      Thursday   7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

      124 Westminster Bridge Road
      Whitechapel, Greater London E1 7RW

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      Stand Up Comedy Night with Hishamuddin Rais

      Join Malaysian activist/comedian Hishamuddin Rais for a night of comedy and entertainment...

      In an age where food has become entertainment television, the wit and wisdom of Hishamuddin Rais is like a proper kitchen knife always sharp. This wandering bon vivant and former Malaysian exile does not (yet) have his own TV show, choosing instead to record his amazing adventures in writing. Rais grand unified theory of everything links his life on the lam with more recent encounters: a seedy café in Pudu, Christmas in Bangladesh, stalking Akira Kurosawa (posthumously), working in soup kitchens, and discovering a place that sells diamonds and nouvelle cuisine. That's just for starters. In between this all, he warps time to meet the Darai of the band that accompanied the raising of the Jalur Gemilang on 31st August 1957, amongst other wonderful people. Naturally, lusty food marks this ageless hippie's quest: mutton and duck stew Acehnese-style, Ramly burgers, foie gras, truffles, oysters, caviar.... Rais takes the listener on a life-affirming trip that nourishes the soul, like the best tapai in ferment.

      Copies of Hishammudin's book - "Tapai: Travels & Guilty Pleasures of a Fermented Malaysian" can be purchased on the night. 

      Categories: Comedy | Holiday | Nightlife & Singles

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