Maharaja Lawak Mega Minggu 4 Review

November 19, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Now THIS is how Maharaja Lawak Mega should be!

I wrote a review of the second week of Maharaja Lawak Mega 2 weeks ago. Last week was mediocre too but I’m glad Gebu is eliminated. However, SYOK is STILL in the game and seriously, I keep questioning WHY?

But week 4, performance after performance I was laughing like there’s no tomorrow, with exception of a couple performances. Many people are happy that Chef Wan wasn’t there to judge this week. I, on the other hand, was not. I think Chef Wan is the only one that knows how to say it straight without sugarcoating, and because of that majority gave the best performances this week. I still STRONGLY disagree having Siti Nurhaliza there.. her comments were always too ‘sugary’, non constructive, and she was stuttering for words. Why does she qualify to judge comedy show again??? I have no problem with Zainal though.. but guest judges…bleh.

This week’s theme is ‘LOVE‘. I think having a theme makes them perform well.

Now, the two most memorable group performances were BOBOI and OSBON. Oh God, I could barely breathe when I watch them. They were the best. I thought Boboi would suck because it would get very tiring to see them act like little kids week after week but this week I’m glad they put a spin to it. The most hilarious part is when Harun salim Bachik acted as ‘Najwa Latif‘, this new rising youtube star that suddenly got popular. I like their story which is relevant to our current trend now – facebook.

Second one is OsbonTHE BEST that night! Oh God. Abon is completely hilarious – from his way of dressing up as a bride, to his ‘pantun’/poetic ability and spontaneous actions.. as we call it ‘selamba je… ‘. Now this is what or how a comedy should be like. I guess Zainal was right, veterans take a while to warm up but then BAM gave an awesome performance. I think Osbon have also adjusted to the stage, audience and competition.

Also they did the double meaning jokes but it worked. This is what I meant that double jokes, if done correctly can be funny..also I see less performances where each performers were using the same materials/jokes except for Boboi and Osbon who had the same theme (facebook) but they were done perfectly.

But I gotta give props to BP (Bawal Power). At the beginning we heard that Bob Kuman had an accident earlier that day where he fell in the bathroom, ‘broke’ his face and had to be admitted to the hospital. But even so, Sobri had the guts to come out alone to continue the show and did everything spontaneously and most importantly, he delivered! Surprisingly, at the end of his performance, he was being serious when he was telling about Bob’s accident but then he cracked us up again. A job very well done Sobri for having the guts to do that. Total respect.

Hope Bob Kuman will get well soon.

The worst performance? Gosh. There were two – Syok and Adlin. I just don’t know why Syok is still not yet eliminated and the one eliminated is JH?! He was way better than Syok! He got more laughter than Syok.. but there’s no denying that he didn’t do that well either. It was getting pretty tiring with his story about chicken again and again.. we know that’s his trademark but he could have changed it a bit like Boboi did. Then Adlin – wtf? What happened to him? He did so well in week 2.. he fell flat in week 3 and this week he was completely crap. I didn’t even get what he was doing.. yet he wasn’t even in the bottom 3? And Hiro was? Hiro cracked me up.. why were they in bottom 3?? And I just can’t stand Ifa Raziah at all..never liked her. She’s always overacting. We would call it ‘gedik and terkinja2‘. She is never funny either.

Totally biased.

Anyways. I hope next week they will improve.

Maharaja Lawak Mega Minggu 2 Review & Kumpulan Gebu

November 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I wanna comment about Maharaja Lawak Mega (Mega Maharaja/Great King of Comedy?)

The first Maharaja Lawak was so awesome. It was the best stand up comedy/sketch competition featuring winners & finalists from previous seasons of Raja Lawak (King of Comedy) show. The quality of comedy and competition was so hilarious and awesome that it had a very HUGE rating boost particularly thanks to the top Malaysia comedians – Sepah (who broke up already wtf), Jozan, Nabil & Jambu (R2 also worth mentioning). Now of course Astro would see this opportunity as a cash mine so they decided to do it again, calling all top names & veterans of Malaysian comedy world PLUS from Singapore and Indonesia and call it Maharaja Lawak MEGA.

It started off so-so. Quite mediocre but it’s forgivable. It was only the first week and it’s not easy to face a huge audience live on stage and do comedy. However, they’re not noobs. Majority are veterans in the comedy world and they already KNOW the experience of doing comedy in front of live audience. It amazes me that some failed miserably. What I noticed is that in the 2nd week, it’s very OBVIOUS that majority of the performers are doing double meaning jokes..Β  was that necessary? It’s the same as newbie comedians doing toilet humor to get some laughs.. I hate toilet humor.. you see, I actually like double meaning jokes. If done correctly they’re actually funny.. but not if every single performers are mentioning/doing the same thing & same joke! It was getting so boring after a couple of performances.

The second thing is the person topic! I love jokes that make fun of somebody relevant as part of the joke.. like in the first Maharaja Lawak, when the judge Mamat Khalid said when people mention you in comedy, they’re not making fun of you, they’re honoring you (referring to Jozan’s performance where Johan acted as Mamat Khalid)… however, in this case, again majority of groups mentioned only one person repeatedly – Siti Nurhaliza! Dude WTF. Don’t you have any other ideas? Is this the quality of maharaja lawak mega?? Performance after performance they would mention Siti Nurhaliza. It’s SO OVERUSED. So tired of hearing her name and her jokes. It’s NOT funny anymore. The second one would be one of the judge’s skin color. Ok, it’s quite funny, not to be taken seriously, but that keeps being repeated also. Wtf?

It’s really quite disappointing and embarrassing that ‘veterans’ in the comedy world can’t even make jokes. Newbies I can understand, but veterans? Some of the acts was so ridiculously childish and stupid that I had to facepalm myself in disbelief. Epic fail. They were only making fools out of themselves.

What’s up with the jury??? Can’t they find better jury???? They chose a CHEF, an ex FOOTBALLER and a SINGER to judge? Guess judges also not relevant to comedy world. What do they have to do with comedy??? I like Chef Wan, he can be extremely funny in his cooking shows but the rest?? Wtf.

I just HAVE to comment about the group who call themselves GEBU.

They didn’t do well in the first episode thus I heard people were criticizing them in facebook. You know what they did? Instead of improving themselves and show the audience that they can do better, they came back EMO and WHINING and went apeshit on stage about the audience who criticized them! WHAT. THE. FUCK.

In my entire life, I have not even once saw a competition where the participants got so angry at the audience for criticizing them and got back on stage and BITCH at them back in a very obnoxious sarcastic manner. Never. I certainly didn’t expect this on this level of competition either! Their second performance was SO PAINFUL to watch. It shows in their performance. It shows in the way they talk and their facial expression that they were pissed off and arrogant. They came back defeated. They didn’t make jokes, instead they were bitching through songs. Musical comedy can be funny, like in the first ML but they weren’t trying to be funny. They were bitching. Their performance rubbed me off in the very wrong way.Β  What’s more painful is watching the skinnier one repeatedly mumbling ‘Hah.. I knew it.. we’ll get criticized again.. I knew it.. time to get criticized.. See told you..“… then give a ‘WHATEVERRRRRRRRRR‘ face…….

WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? Were they expecting praises after that goddamn awful performance?? I seriously don’t get why they thought that performance was worthy for maharaja lawak mega? Did they think it’s funny or did they purposely want to show their dissatisfaction?

They should take a look at Amir. He was even there that night. Gosh, I can’t describe how extreme the criticism he got during the first ML. He kept doing retarded performances, but he never once whined, or bitched on stage during his performance no matter how badly the audience wanted him out. Audience in the studio even made fun of him during his performance. Even AC the host got criticized for supporting Amir. But what did he do? He kept on trying which I had to give him props for that. Total respect for that. It’s not easy to do live comedy, but he didn’t show his defeat.

The other thing is their CLOTHING. I’m gonna be harsh in this. When I know and feel fat, I would NEVER EVER wear tight clothing showing all of my bulges. The obese one, during the intro video, was talking about how she couldn’t button her top (her boobs are too big?) Uh what? Hehe you can see her nipple bulge πŸ˜‰ Then she wears denim short skirt during performance.. Uhhh… I wanna stab my eyes. She dressed so much better in the first episode, so much nicer to look at, but 2nd episode? Totally unflattering. Total what the fuck. Showing her bulging tummy and fat legs. Ew. Fat people shouldn’t wear sexy if they’ve got nothing sexy to flaunt. Ow my eyes. EDIT// It’s not an issue of religion. I don’t care if a muslim wanna wear sexy… as long as you have a sexy body to show & nice to look at.

I totally salute chef wan for giving the comment straight to their face without sugar coating. I saw many people criticizing Chef Wan’s comment.. but he was absolutely right. They were only singing, not being funny. He wasn’t commenting on how singing can’t be done in comedy, he was commenting that their singing wasn’t funny at all.. it wasn’t a musical comedy. It was totally bland and boring. That’s what he meant. Everyone was waiting for the punch lines but that didn’t happen. People criticized Chef Wan but he was telling the truth.

Why I took the time to bitch about Gebu? Because they rubbed me off the wrong way in every way. And I seriously hope they will be eliminated tonight but if not, I expect improvements. I seriously hope it won’t be the case of Amir where he was kept because of his fans’ votes, not because he deserved to be in the show. There are other groups that were not funny, but I could ignore them but not Gebu because of how they were acting and responding to it… all bitchy and arrogant and snobbish. I feel like the skinnier one was trying to say ‘FUCK YOU ALL! FUCK YOU!!!!!!!

However, so far I seriously love SAEHU, the group from Indonesia. Bocil, the mini version of Amir is so cute and hilarious! I salute Adlin who dared to dress up as Indian woman… the punch lines weren’t that hilarious but the dancing was! Props to his awesome dancing skill! To me, the best comedian is AC MIZAL, the host. Every time he made random funny at the back always made me laugh to tears. In Adlin’s performance, he did the ‘Hammer’ dance at the back. Every jokes he made could make me laugh so hard since the first ML. He always played along to the contestants’ performances. I disliked him as host in Akademi Fantasia because comedy is his thing. He can’t do serious stuff. To me, AC Mizal cheers up the show.

 

Check out AC Mizal’s hammer time dance. As we know, whenever Adlin comments as judge, he has no mercy. Now we know what he can do, and he’s not just a big talker. He went all out in this one.

 

Check out SAEHU’s performance. Even though they spoke Indonesian, but it’s not hard to understand.

 

PEACE YA’LL.

EDIT// This post was written about GEBU and MAHARAJA LAWAK MEGA. Why this has spawned into a country debate and arguments is beyond me.. but it’s expected. So I’ve unapproved all the comments about countries to avoid serious arguments. If you wanna comment, comment only on the topic of this post which is Maharaja Lawak Mega and Gebu. If you wanna cuss people out or debate on sensitive country issues, please take your immaturity or debate elsewhere. I love Malaysia, I love Singapore. Enough said. Thank you for your understanding.

Amazon.com is EVIL :(

May 30, 2011 at 9:47 PM

GODDAMN AMAZON.

I declare Amazon to be very evil.

It seduced me with its discounts.

πŸ™

In my previous post, I mentioned that I bought like 7 DVDs.. that includes the box set which technically contains 8 seasons, so that’s like 14 DVDs in a day! My record. And I thought it would end there but somehow I couldn’t stop browsing amazon.. it’s like calling to me.. and to see all the cheap discounts compared to 2005 it made me go crazy wide-eyed hysterical.

So I bought more πŸ™

Here are some of new DVDs I bought:

THE DREW CAREY SHOW FIRST SEASON $39.98 $13.49

This was a spontaneous decision. I miss the show πŸ™ It was hilarious. I wish they would release the rest of the seasons. I didn’t think of ordering this at first but when I saw the 66% discount and it’s quite cheap now so I had to get it. Apparently majority of TV series DVD are below 20 bucks now which makes me go crazy @_@

 

 

FAWLTY TOWERS $49.98 $23.99

This has got to be one of the best shows of all time. So fucking hilarious. John cleese is legend. I already have a bootleg copy of this but for the commentary and extra features, I’m willing to buy the original. Plus, it has 52% off! Half the price so must get.

 

 

MY WIFE & KIDS FIRST SEASON $24.98 $14.99

Damon Wayans is one hilarious guy! I’d love to have Michael (his character) to be my dad, haha. I love this show.. wish they’d release more seasons. But thank God I ordered just in time before amazon ran out of stock and instead being sold by 3rd party seller now.. which can’t ship both season 1 and 2 to outside of the US. FUHH. I’m so happy.

 

 

MY WIFE & KIDS SECOND SEASON $29.98 $17.99

Must get the second season too because it has 43% discount…

 

 

DIFF’RENT STROKES FIRST SEASON $19.94 $10.99

“Whatchoo talkin’ bout, Willis?”
Who could forget the late Gary Coleman and his infamous line? Haha. I never got the chance to watch this when it was on TV so I wanna watch it now. It’s cheap anyways.

 

 

FAMILY MATTERS FIRST SEASON $29.98 $14.99

Steve Urkel annoys me to hell but that’s what make him so hilarious haha. I remember watching him when I was a kid but I didn’t watch the whole season so since it’s also cheap now I decided to buy it.

 

 

THAT THING YOU DO! $19.98 $15.99

I actually added this the last minute. I LOOOOOOVE this movie. I’ve been looking for this for ages since my vhs tape can’t be played anymore cuz my vhs player is broken. When I saw this has the extended cut PLUS all the bonus features, I decided to get it. I can’t help myself.

 

Well, that’s what I bought yesterday/today. Argh. I gotta stop buying these damn DVDs. My mom is so gonna kill me when they arrives.. that’s like.. 21 DVDs in a week.. WTF. OH EM GEE. That’s gotta be my new record. Anyways. I can’t wait for these DVDs to arrive. I hope they arrives in good condition. I’ve been having a lot of troubles with amazon.com so I hope no defective DVD or something. For this order I opted for priority shipping so it’ll arrive most probably in 4-6 days πŸ˜€

You can tell I’m one classic TV sitcom freak XD

 

Amazon, It Has Been So Long…

May 25, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Ahhhh… it’s been a while…

The last time I ordered anything from Amazon was in November and December of 2006. I want a lot of DVDs but I have no money to get them. However yesterday morning i was just browsing amazon’s website and was surprised to find that the DVD that I want is quite cheap!

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMPLETE COLLECTION!!

Home Improvement has been one of my favorite all time tv shows since I was a kid. It’s the type of sitcoms from the 90s that I could never get bored of and you could never get this kind of comedy nowadays. I’ve been eyeing on this anniversary set since before its release (May 10th, 2011) and boy was I surprised when I looked at the price yesterday morning.

The original price is $129.99 but there was a $40 discount so it was $89.99!Β  I thought that was already a good deal considering buying all seasons individually would cost almost or over $200…but that’s not just it! Turns out amazon is giving ANOTHER $20 discount so technically it was just $69.99! Fuck, that was so cheap for 8 seasons! In 2006, I bought season 3 at $31.99 but now it’s $21.99 and season 5 at $30.99 when now it’s just $23.99.. grrr.

After conversion to my currency, the set cost RM214 instead of RM398.. if I buy individually would prolly cost RM500 – RM600…

So without any hesitation, I bought it with the thought that I can pay back when I get my pay… turns out I won’t get any because of some previous system error in payment… they paid me extra so now they’re retracting the extra amount paid which would be what I would receive this month pfffffft. All I have now would be debt in my credit card, fuck.

After ordering that, I was browsing a bit more and found out some DVDs are cheap as well! Argh. I hate discounts… so I had to get them :\ I got –

Growing Pains πŸ˜€

I actually have not seen this show.. the reason why I bought it because I’ve always wanted to watch the show since I was a big fan of Kirk Cameron. Original price $27.98 but it’s now $12.49 … that’s 55% discount :D!

 

I LOVE LUCY!

Ok who doesn’t know ‘I love Lucy’ show..

I actually have yet to see it :\ It was probably on tv when I was young but I can’t remember a thing. So since the first & second seasons are both priced at $12.49 instead of $22.99 so I thought I’d get them too.. I LOVE Lucille Ball.. I find her hilarious from ‘The Lucy Show‘ which I want to get later, hopefully. Maybe in my next order.

Okay, I actually had a lot of problems with the order. I wanted to order something that’s not from amazon but fulfilled by them. Apparently I can’t choose expedited or priority shipping method if I order something not sold by amazon. Thanks for not letting me know that! I talked to the customer rep through online chat and boy did she fucking piss me off. She was stupid but at least she was nice.

After realizing that, I deleted one order from another seller and contacted the customer rep again and this time the rep was smart but quite rude. Rude as in he (I’ll assume it was a he) was rushing me.. Wouldn’t even wait 20 seconds for me to type my questions, didn’t even ask if there was anything else I wanted to ask and just said goodbye.. wtf. HOW RUDE. However, he did change to priority shipping even though my order was already in shipping process.. turns out I’d need like $120+ just for shipping alone! WTF. No way.

So I changed to expedited… it was like $70.. but would take 2 weeks+ to arrive πŸ™ I hate that. I always use priority but maybe my Home Improvement DVDs are too heavy. But then I received an email (because I also emailed them about changing shipping) and they changed my shipping back to priority argh. But told them to change back to expedited. So my items have been shipped πŸ˜€ Can’t wait.. it better not arrive ruined.

Apart from these above, I also ordered (separate shipment):

Sweet Valley High First Season DVD! OMG I’ve been wanting this for years since it was first released in March 2005.. but at that time it was priced at almost $25 I think, which was too expensive for me.. (or was it more?) But now it’s just $14.95 so just HAD to buy it. It’s part of my childhood. I was a huge fan of the sweet valley series.. I would read the book every night before sleep. However this was not sold by amazon and was the cause of my shipment problem.

Richie Rich! Gotta love Macaulay Culkin in this. I thought I’d get this because it’s just $4.99 from the original $14.98. Thought it’s quite a bargain. I could prolly get it at the same price or cheaper here but what the hell.

Dennis The Menace! I just loooove the kid. He’s so cute but annoying hehe This one is $4.99 too so I thought what the hell.

These 3 DVDs would prolly arrive like in a month or so because of the standard shipping.. I hope it’ll arrive in one piece.. :\

 

Hell’s Kitchen

January 29, 2011 at 12:38 AM

This past week I’ve been watching season 4 of Hell’s Kitchen (uncensored version) on Youtube. You see, I’ve never watched Hell’s Kitchen. The reason is because no show is good when it’s censored. The best thing about Gordon Ramsay is that he’s an absolute potty mouth and his insults are very hilarious (unless it’s directed to you then it’s fricken scary). They’ve started showing Masterchef US and Junior Masterchef on TV now so I decided to look in youtube for Hell’s Kitchen’s clips and found some full season uploaded uncensored so yay.

It’s friggin addicting, that show. Watching Chef Gordon Ramsay shouting and insulting and swearing is hilarious. I’ve been pretty down since yesterday so watching this show sorta cheers me up a bit. I’ve also started playing the game in Nintendo DS that I had AGES ago but never really played it much. I get bored easily. It’s actually quite an okay game, if you don’t mind doing things repetitively over and over again.

Back to Hell’s Kitchen season 5 now.. I love how they get a few people who has absolutely no potential to be a chef to cause ‘drama’ in the show (or any show) for rating and excitement.