What inspired Astro AWANI to introduce Obviously Harith Iskander
Comedy is hugely popular in Malaysia, but there isn’t much choice if you’re looking for quality homegrown content in English. And while Astro AWANI is synonymous with News and Current Affairs, there’s always room for engaging, relevant content.
Obviously Harith Iskander is a joint production which brings together Malaysia’s #1 News Channel and the wit and wisdom of the King of Malaysian Stand-up Comedy.
Featuring celebrity guests, and live music led by Michael Veerapen, the show airs every Saturday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm.
1. Awarded ASIA’S BEST STAND UP COMEDIAN - Top Ten Magazine.
2. Known as the Godfather of Stand Up Comedy in Malaysia.
3. Liverpool supporter YNWA (therefore understands disappointment)
4. Avid golfer (therefore has a grip on frustration)
5. Once performed at Zoo Negara in front of a group of otters.
1. Recipient of the Brand Laureate Icon Award
2. BOH Cameronian Award winner for Best Composer and Music Director
3. Founder of the Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival now into its 4th year running
4. Owner of influential jazz club 'All That Jazz' in the mid 80's
5. Graduate of the Berklee College of Music and also Fellow of the London College of Music