Hong Kong’s Funniest Comic – Vivek Mahbubani – Part I

Vivek Mahbubani takes ethnic comedy to a whole new level, breaking down social stereotypes with his bilingual humor and global appeal. Delivering punchlines in Cantonese and English, Vivek has earned himself the title of Hong Kong’s Funniest Person. Learn more about Vivek Mahbubani in a recent interview with Theressa Mah. Here is a clip of Vivek’s bilingual sketch:

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Vivek’s Bio

Birthplace: Hong Kong

Age: 28

Siblings: An older sister

Languages: English & Cantonese, a bit of Hindi/Sindhi

Education: BA Degree in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong

First Job: Freelance web designer and developer

First Stand Up Routine Performed: 2007, for a stand up comedy competition

Other Hidden Talents: Plays the drums for Eve of Sin, a heavy metal band


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  1. […] an established comedian in Hong Kong with roles in television and film and viral attention for his Chinese and English routines online, one would think that Vivek Mahbubani has it made. On the contrary, behind his success he has had […]

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