Pakistani stand-up comedian Saad Haroon secured second position in the final of the first Laugh Factory Funniest Person in the World competition.
The contestants faced-off in an online voting competition for the prize.
During the voting, which started at 7pm (US Pacific time) on October 24 and continued till 11am on October 27, Haroon secured 59,213 votes to secure the runner-up prize. Haroon was among five artists who had made it to the final of the event.
Finland’s Ismo Leikola secured 158,945 votes to win the competition, while French artist Mustapha El Atrassi came in third with 22,658 votes.
Haroon is a standup comedian, improviser, director, scriptwriter and producer. He is known for creating Pakistan’s first improvisational comedy troupe, named Blackfish.
Haroon is also credited with Pakistan’s first English-language comedy show on television, called The Real News. The show was a mix of political and social satire and one of the first comedy shows in Pakistan to be shot in front of a live studio audience.
At present, Haroon is working on a brand new stand-up comedy show.