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Wanna Experience A 6-Hour Laugh-A-Thon? LOL Fest 2015 Will Make You Laugh 'Til It Hurts

As the legendary Charlie Chaplin puts it, "A day without laughter is a day wasted."

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[GIVEAWAY] Free Tickets To Watch Japanese Comedians Or 'Angry Indians' At LOL Fest 2015

To celebrate the start of a hopefully wondrous week, we're giving away FOUR PAIRS of passes to two of LOL Fest 2015's headlining shows - 'Yoshimoto: Laugh & Peace' and 'Angry Indians: Machas Rock The Mic'!

To make things a little clearer, we have TWO PAIRS of tickets to each show to give away to FOUR lucky readers. :D

Want to get your hands on some of those passes? Here's what you have to do:

1. Share this story on Facebook and tag us @SAYS. Don't forget to set your shared post to 'Public' so we can find you!
2. Complete this sentence, “I want to watch __________ (choose from either 'Yoshimoto' or 'Angry Indians') because...” in less than 20 words.
3. Submit your entries in the comment thread in this Facebook post.

The giveaway ends on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 at 11.59pm, so be sure to submit your entries before then. Good luck!

NOTE: The winner will be contacted directly on 30 July 2015 via Facebook and will be given 12 hours to respond. Should the winner fail to respond within the given time, the prize will be forfeited and the next best entry will take the place.

Winning entries will be judged on creative merit and will be based on originality, humour, and wit. All decisions made are final and no other correspondence will be entered into.

Hint: Read the story below for more details on LOL Fest 2015, which will be happening this weekend!

3 JULY: What better way to let off steam after a stressful week with some laugh-out-loud comics? LOL Fest 2015 is set to send you into fits of giggles with an eclectic mix of comedy shows from all over the world!

The comedy festival will be held at various venues in Publika, Solaris Dutamas from 27 July to 2 August. LOL Fest 2015 will also be playing host to 35 local and international comedy performers, all of whom will be performing between 30 July to 2 August.

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Laugh your hearts out with a variety specially produed and curated comedy shows, including Japanese comedy and comedy magic in addition to the usual improv and stand-up comics. And don't worry about age limits, there's a comedy show for everyone regardless of age!

Shows also vary for different age groups with dual show ratings of ‘13+’ and ‘18+’. There will also be kids-friendly comedy shows on Saturday afternoon at The Square, Publika where proceeds go to a charitable cause.

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Kicking off the festival is a week-long exhibition 'Laughter Makes The World Go Round', which will begin on 27 July at The Boulevard of Publika. Expect to see a selection of photographs and illustrations that will bring at least a smile to your face.

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This exhibition explores the many different aspects of laughter as perceived through the eyes of various artists from different disciplines and background. It is an exploration of humour and laughter, and what makes it so uniquely human. The exhibition will include photographs, cartoons, doodles, paintings, illustrations and digital images from local and regional artists.

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One of the festival's biggest highlights has got to be a team of Japanese comedians from Yoshimoto Kogyo, one of the biggest entertainment groups in Japan, who will be performing 2 specially-designed shows - one in Japanese, and the other in English or non-verbal

Featured artists include Kamiyama Ichirou, a senior pantomime artist and Kumada Mashahi, a rhythm comedian akin to the ones you see in Japanese game shows. They will be supported by comedians from the Sumimasu Geinin Project.

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Movie marathons are no match for LOL Fest's 'Laugh-a-thon', a 6-hour special with more than a dozen performances from local and international comedy talent. That's 6 hours of non-stop laughter!

Here’s how it works: Once a ticket-holder enters the show, they can stay for as long as they want with one catch; one ticket is only for one entry with no re-entries. One ticket, one entry and stay till you are all out of laughs. This show promises to take audiences on an entirely different spectrum of stand-up comedy experience.

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Also, don't miss out on the rest of the equally hilarious shows, especially Jarred Fell and Justin Rivera's brand of intriguing comedy magic!

A Charity Bash will also commence on 1 August at The Square, Publika with fun-filled programmes including a bazaar, performances, and a charity auction with all proceeds to be contributed to aid those in need.

Visitors can also drop by the Lemon Garden while at The Square to juggle lemons and participate in the 'Spin to Win' contest. Winners will be rewarded with Tiger Radler premiums. On top of that, all ticket holders to the shows at The Bee or Black Box will be given a can of ice cold Tiger Radler.

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Tickets for all the shows are available on Ticketpro ranging from RM40 to RM120. You can also get ahold of a Festival Pass (one-time entry for all shows) at RM200 per pop.

More information and show schedules can be found on the LOL Fest 2015 website.

PS: We will be running a giveaway for LOL Fest 2015 pretty soon, so do keep a lookout for that! :)