up close and personal with allan perera and indi nadarajah
The comedy mix of Alan Pereira and Indi Nadarajah may turn your eyes to you.
If this happens, you will find that laughter is not only the best medicine but also the most uncomfortable pain when you become a target.
In 12 years of \"social and political satire, Malaysian style\"-this is Perera\'s description-the comedy court is known for its sword machine intelligence, death --
No matter how tricky, about describing and preparing to accept any topic.
So if Perera and Indi decide to make fun of the way Malaysian companies operate, it is better for businessmen and executives to be prepared for an awkward mix of entertainment and embarrassment as they realize that they are portrayed on stage, and the light is not good.
It would be great if there were crooked bosses or incompetent independent directors to join the classic comedy court figures gallery.
They will work with barfly lawyers Loga & Singam, menopause housewives Myrtle and Thavi, spa regulars KC and TC and YBs with datukships, Mat and Din, among others
Perera believes that the company Department is a rich source of materials.
\"It\'s a jungle outside.
Survival of the fittest. The rat race.
There are too many things.
This is a dynamic and explosive world . \"
He began to conceive immediately.
Generation mode: \"We can play with different companies-CEO, secretary of CFO . . . . . . My God!
They basically run the company.
You can\'t reach out to the boss unless you tell them what you want.
\"We can look at the relationship between the secretary and the different departments and departments. managers.
So, yes, there are so many stories to write.
Maybe one day we should write such a story.
At the same time, the residents of the executive suite can also relax.
At present, the latest developments in politics and the community have provided a lot of material for comedy courts.
Perera said, \"it\'s getting ridiculous over time.
More materials, more materials.
Now the material is overloaded.
Clearly, the results of the March 8 election opened the door to humor.
The significant progress of Pakatan Rakyat has made commentators more interested in what has happened in Malaysia.
\"Of course, there\'s a building now --
Until the next election.
\"So many things have happened,\" Perera notes . \".
\"It\'s all a little confusing --
\"The opposition is also unable to agree on anything,\" Tur added . \".
As a kind person, there is a quick way to learn about the performance of Perera and Indi under so much material.
It can be said to be another result of the last election. 1 The Malaysian concept received the treatment of the comedy court through one performance, and his two performances
Kuala Lumpur started a week of running on Thursday.
A key theme, Indi says, is \"the whole thing about polarization \".
He gave examples of a group of unhelpful Malay pupils he met at Basheng.
When he asked a school for directions, their reaction was to advise him to go to some young Indian people nearby.
\"So what is Malaysia? ” he asks.
This is a problem that has always been in our minds.
That\'s why comedy courts have been successful for so long.
Perera says its program is aimed at Malaysians, from the eyes of Malaysians, performing in the voice of Malaysians.
\"This is how we see them-our country, our families, our friends and the world,\" he added . \".
\"This is a mirror of ourselves,\" Indi concluded . \".
However, he believes that the comedy court does not involve politics.
In order to do this, the two need to put up a wall between personal views and writing.
They are seriously fulfilling the role of their political and social satire who uses comedy as a platform.
\"When we stand on stage as a comedy Court, the work and content we show are comedy courts,\" Perera explains . \".
\"Our personal politics has nothing to do with comedy courts.
\"What I think about this country politically and how India sees it is a different issue.
We are not members of any political party.
We are the greatest party in Malaysia.
When we write for the comedy court, we don\'t have preconceived ideas to support this or that.
Of course, this does not make writing easier.
\"Comedy is a very difficult thing, you know,\" Indi said . \".
\"Sometimes you come up with the idea, but you can\'t finish the story.
Each show starts with an outline created by Perera.
\"I prepared the skeleton. He (Indi)
Bring me his thoughts and we try to put the meat on it.
Indi provides more details: \"Sometimes he will sit down and write down the skeleton and I will look at it.
Or sometimes he gets the Writer\'s block and he comes to tell me.
Sometimes a friend looks at us and says, \"You guys are stupid.
Why don\'t you put this in?
We will look at it and say, yes, why don\'t we put it in?
If people are simply entertained by their shows, the seriousness of the satire and Indi is pleasing, but the comedy court is not just taking Mickey away from politicians and other familiar characters.
Political irony is important, Perera says, because it meets the needs of the vents, just as cars need exhaust pipes.
\"People are coming and we are talking about these very sensitive things.
When they began to laugh, there was a cure.
At least someone said that.
The two Indian clowns say you feel much better. That’s all.
We cannot change the world.
\"No one will get less votes tomorrow,\" he noted . \".
\"You just had a good laugh.
Go home and sit down and think about it.
You will realize that the two men really slapped us.
It can be tricky to make people laugh at themselves, even more so when the theme is subtle.
Perera, referring to the protest of District 23 resident Shah Alam who opposed the relocation of the Hindu temple to their neighborhood on August 28, said, \"there was a bull head kicked around.
We have to figure out how to make it all interesting and make it relevant for you to think about.
It\'s our job to do this.
As social and political satirists, we should do so.
He added that the effect had to float through the room without causing any offense.
The hard part is to show the interesting side of the problem without belittling the problem and insulting others.
This means that writing must present foolish or hypocritical opinions that allow people to laugh at the situation.
The way the comedy court is to show that, in the end, we are all on the same boat, or rather, we are all the butt of the same joke.
This is how he sees it: \"one person (In the audience)
Must be able to look at the person next to him and say with a smile, \"Well, they just moved on to you.
The second person has to be able to turn around and say, hey, guess what?
He moved on to you.
The two will look at each other and say, \'they have a good feeling for both of us.
In the last part, guess what, they play on their own.
Pereira thinks comedy is a non-
Threatening the media to face up to difficult problems.
He argues, \"the closest thing to the truth is when someone laughs immediately.
Because he did not stop to think.
No filter. Boom! He laughs!
\"He doesn\'t have time to think, \'Okay, now, what is the right thing to do. Should I smile?
Should I disagree?
Should I get up and walk away?
This is the charm of comedy.
You know what people are thinking right away.
Look at the audience.
They laugh because it\'s true.
But first, writing and acting must be interesting.
This requires flexible creativity and a lot of talent.
That\'s why Perera and Indi have very few hands.
Participation in the business and operation of comedy courts.
The management of the group is responsible for marketing and management, while the show consists of full-time and part-time staff
Crew and producer.
\"We focus on the creative part,\" Perera said.
In response, Indi added, \"Allen played a bigger role in the creative process.
I got about 1%.
It\'s just that Indi refuses to take himself seriously, but this sentence does reflect the simple-
Cooperation between the two.
They have a lot in common, which is very helpful.
Indi said, \"we don\'t know each other when we grow up, but culturally we have the same background. Let’s face it --
We are two Sri Lankan boys from a diverse society in Malaysia.
Our story is the same.
Each of us can understand where each other comes from.
There is also a common passion for music.
Indi used to \"jump around and solo\" as a singer, while Perera became a professional musician after school-he played the keyboard.
The latter is in the band, such as film, Asia (
\"This is a very, very early, very brief moment,\" Perera said . \")
Made in Malaysia.
However, there are few art teams
Ups will work if the collaborators are too similar.
Their differences are obvious.
Perera\'s answer is usually serious and economical, but he may say more when discussing the nuances and depth of his work.
Indi has a cheerful personality and is more of a natural performer who tends to express his views with an accent and character through the scene of the show.
The comedy court dates back to when both of them were at the instant Cafe Theater (ICT).
When they left ICT, they decided to do something together and they insisted on comedy.
On 1997, they held their first public performance at the Istana Hotel.
This marks the birth of the comedy court.
People who like ICT shows have appeared, and the comedy court has quickly set up its own fan base.
During the peak period about five years ago, the company\'s bookings continued, and they had to operate publicly three times a year.
\"Since people no longer spend this money on entertainment, it has slowed down.
\"We also have our regulars and they won\'t miss us,\" Perera said . \".
He added that success is surprising, both positive and negative.
\"We start to write our own stories that are recorded and always available for reference.
So we wrote history.
As far as we are concerned, this is the past 12 years in Malaysia.
This is our Comment on Malaysia.
\"The negative side is that we find that we cannot go beyond television due to censorship.
That is, before the Internet developed into a media force.
The comedy court uploaded a recording on its website a few months before last year\'s election.
The site received 12 million clicks.
\"From here, we find that as long as we live in this country, the Internet will be a platform for us to export comedy brands,\" Perera said . \".
His interest in the potential of the Internet has expanded to another project-smirk. com. my.
He described it as a website dedicated to comedy.
\"It\'s a platform for other people to do comedy.
This is an interactive place where anyone can send their comedy scripts, their comedy shows.
This is to get people involved.