BruHaha team leaves audience in stitches

Aziz Idris

Local stand-up comedians from BruHaha Comedy Brunei took to the stage for their biggest show to date at a sold-out venue, bringing laughter to the 700-member audience.

The Friday night event at Peak Performance Sdn Bhd (PPSB) featured seven performers for another special edition dubbed The BruHaha Headliners Show.

The troupe dished out a string of hilarious skits in a three-hour long show, touching on relatable subjects such as relationships, travelling, magic tricks and funny puns.

Host for the night, Kevin Cheong, worked his charm to warm up the crowd before introducing other comics, starting with newcomer Malik followed by Del Goh, Nadzri Harif, Tibby Ibrahim, Aiman and Najib Jaafri.

According to first-timer audience member Nicky, the performances were “hilarious,” leaving many with “face cramps” from laughing so hard.

Nadzri Harif engages with the audience. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS

Meanwhile, another audience member, Hairi Tahir, said, “I loved it and can’t wait to watch the next one.”

After the show, Kevin told the Bulletin that BruHaha has built a good base over the last two headliner shows, but last Friday night’s audience turnout definitely “exceeded our expectations.”

The comedy troupe will host a finale show to wrap up the year at Jerudong International School (JIS) on December 7, to mark five years since BruHaha was established.

Ask about the upcoming show, Kevin said it will be “the biggest and best show ever.”

BruHaha Comedy Brunei was founded in 2014 by Zainal Bostaman, who realised the lack of stand-up comedy in Brunei after returning from Singapore.

The first show was held for a private audience at an office space, with only 50 people attending. It was well received. Since then, the numbers have grown.