Friday, 22 July 2016

Comedy and Food Festival

This July, Atria Shopping Gallery (Atria) treats shoppers to a lively comedy and food event. Shoppers can expect hours of belly-aching guffaws as some of the best Malaysian stand-up comedians keep you entertained with their witty and interactive comedy routine. A selection of top quality food from our tenants and artisanal outlets - is also set to keep you fuelled up from morning till night. Shoppers will also stand a chance to walk away with Atria shopping vouchers worth up to a total of RM5, 000.

Atria proudly presents the first-of- its-kind live comedy shows themed “A Belly Full of Laughs” that is set to have shoppers roaring for more. Papi Zak, the “biggest” stand-up comedian in Malaysia will be emceeing the show which will feature some of the hottest comedians in town. Kavin Jay, Jonathan Atherton and Gajen, who will be taking turns to keep our shoppers entertained.

Jonathan Atherton will be presenting the first show on Thursday, 21 July and his second show on Friday, 29 July at 8pm. Kavin Jay will be on the show on Saturday, 23 July and 30 July at 3pm. Gajen, “Malaysia’s First Chindian Comedian”, will be appearing on Thursday, 28 July at 8pm while Mashi & Friend will be the opening act for every show.

Another highlight of the Atria’s Comedy and Food Festival is the cooking demonstration by
Datuk Chef Wan, Malaysia’s Culinary Ambassador. Datuk Chef Wan will be sharing and
demonstrating the secret of cooking authentic Malaysian cuisine at Atria on Friday, 22 July at 8pm. Don’t miss the chance to meet Datuk Chef Wan in person!

“Shoppers who spend RM100 and above in not more than two accumulated same-day receipts are entitled to redeem two (2) free tickets at the Concierge Counter to the comedy shows on 21, 23, 28, 29 and 30 July 2016 or the cooking demonstration on 22 July,” said Atria’s Senior Marketing Manager, Koay Poay Shin. “As a reward to our loyal customers, ticket holders will also stand a chance to win Atria shopping vouchers worth up to a total RM5,000 after the shows.”

What’s more, a sumptuous and indulgent food festival will take place at the Concourse Floor
featuring some of Atria’s favourite F&B outlets such as Pho Vietz, Go Thai, Eggu, I Love Yoo! and Hometown as well as artisanal participants such as Yummy Asia, Stick Arts and Mad Hatter Desserts.

On 31 July 2016, Atria will be collaborating with The Galleria for a kid’s fashion event. The event will showcase 15 kids, ranging from 4 to 9 years old, who will be modeling their creative costumes interpretations of their favourite food using everyday items from home or school.

Don’t miss this chance to let your hair down and enjoy a belly full of laughs and good food with Atria this July!

Show Times

Thursday, 21 July | 8pm | Jonathan Atherton

Friday, 22 July | 8pm | Datuk Chef Wan

Saturday, 23 July | 3pm | Kavin Jay

Thursday, 28 July | 8pm | Gajen

Friday, 29 July | 8pm |Jonathan Artherton

Saturday, 30 July | 3pm | Kavin Jay

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Mashi & Friend (Opening Act)

Comedian Profiles

Papi Zak

Papi Zak is definitely the “biggest” stand up comedian in Malaysia. Born in Egypt and raised
many different countries, he is the true definition of a third culture child. He is a gut-grabbing
performer who has no qualms about opening his mouth and letting all manner of things fly out. It’s all these things that make Papi Zak one of the hottest comedians around.

Kavin Jay

Kavin, one of Malaysia’s most underrated comics, is a rapid-fire grumpy joke telling machine. He may be grouchy but does it with such panache, you can’t help but laugh. He is an integral part of the comedy revolution in Malaysia and a regular host and performer for TimeOut KL’s Comedy Thursday.

Jonathan Atherton

Jonathan, an actor, comedian, traveler and raconteur, is no newcomer to the entertainment
industry. As a teenager, he pursued an acting career. He made his debut in The Mango Tree and then went on to play television and theatre roles.

Gajen Nad

Gajen, also known as “Malaysia’s First Chindian Comedian” is no stranger to the limelight,
appearing in Monash University student magazine Monga, getting interviewed by Capital FM, and even having NTV 7 film a documentary about his career as a stand-up comedian.
Participating F&B Outlets at Food Festival


Eggu serves crispy and fresh spherical shaped waffle which is called “Eggettes (Gei Dan Zai in Cantonese)” a famous snack in Hong Kong.

Go Thai

Go Thai restaurant is famous for bringing the authentic Isan Street Food to Malaysia. We want our customers to enjoy everything from Thai food ingredients to friendly service by Thai crew and chef. Go Thai signature food includes Moo Ping BBQ skewers and stewed pork leg rice and the famous tub tim krup dessert.

Pho Vietz

Here at Pho Vietz, feast on as many bowls of pho as your heart (and stomach) desires! Luscious vermicelli soaked in a delicious broth made from beef bones, oxtails, flank steak, charred onion, ginger and spices adding up into a potpourri of flavours that are bound to excite. Alternatively, one can go for the banh mi, fresh spring rolls, steamed rice crepe rolls and distinctive Vietnamese coffee as well.

I Love Yoo!

I Love Yoo! aims to bring scrumptious traditional Chinese favourites including 'You Tiao' and 'Tau Foo Fah' in a modern setting to the masses. With the business philosophy to always put their customers first, I Love Yoo! only uses 100% fresh and new palm oil for frying as well as other high quality ingredients including Canadian soybeans.


Hometown’s pork noodle is dedicated to championing the best of Malaysian pork noodles. The recipe has been specially and freshly prepared with only high quality Sakura pork ingredients to ensure every bowl of noodles is fragrant and rich in pork flavours. The soup is clear and tasty with a hint of sweetness to make the noodles even more porkalicious.

Stick Arts

Stick Arts uses the best Italian ingredients and equipment to produce Gelato, yogurt and sorbet made fresh daily in-store with more than 38 flavours using natural colours with less air. Stick Arts achievement includes being the first company in South East Asia to introduce 3D gelato on a stick and the World’s First 3D Gelato flower bouquet which is suitable for weddings, birthdays, launches or events for any occasion.

Yummy Asia

Yummy Asia believes yummy food brings happiness and their mission is to provide a wide range of tasty & quality Asian snack foods to their customers.

Mad Hatter Desserts

Enjoy desserts prepared by the 25-year- old Marcus Low. Marcus has enjoyed cooking since his teens and finds inspiration from established chefs, as well as modern and molecular cuisine. Marcus believes his strength lies in his unique ingredient pairings. He thrives under pressure and was the runner up in MasterChef Asia.

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  1. Yes, let's go to Atria Shopping Gallery for some fun and food.

  2. oolala! this is definitely an interesting event! should visit this weekend!

  3. I so want to go for the stand=up comedy. I enjoy some of these comics on YouTube and would be great to watch them live.

  4. Interesting event. Still don't have change to visit this place.

  5. Nice place to visit, definitely. It is not too crowded, which I like so I don't have to feel rushed. I love visiting Mango and Violetta there.

  6. Seem a great show for laughing. Thanks for sharing. =)

  7. First time heard about this kind of event..looks interesting ^^

  8. i wish i was there too.. love comedies. :)

  9. My parents like comedy show so much, will bring them to visit this festival :)

  10. Comedy and Food is just perfect together! Not free this weekend, but definitely gonna share around =D

  11. It was a real fun combination to have both food and comedy together hehe. Have fun!

  12. 2nd time hearing of this would definitely be a great event..

  13. I wish I can join for the event. It seem a wonderful event and meet Chef Wan too.

  14. comedy and food... a great combination for sure... hope they have more of this....

  15. i love Atria mall for throwing out so many fun events! would love to visit some day!