Saad Haroon is the second 'Funniest Person in the World'

Published: October 28, 2014
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Comedian Saad Haroon. PHOTO: SAAD HAROON OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE

Comedian Saad Haroon. PHOTO: SAAD HAROON OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE

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.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Satan
    Oct 28, 2014 - 5:18AM

    That was some low quality comedy competition.

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  • Irtiza
    Oct 28, 2014 - 8:50AM

    Congratulations!!

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  • Y
    Oct 28, 2014 - 9:27AM

    Bravo Saad. We are proud of you.

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  • Old Ravian
    Oct 28, 2014 - 9:36AM

    Well done ! way to go.

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  • Yasir
    Oct 28, 2014 - 11:14AM

    ET needs better writers. Proofread your articles guys.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 28, 2014 - 11:41AM

    Well done Saad Haroon. Keep up the good work.

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  • Saad
    Oct 28, 2014 - 11:48AM

    Who proofread the article for grammar and repetition?

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  • Oct 28, 2014 - 2:44PM

    @Saad:
    No one! ;)

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  • N.Siddiqui
    Oct 28, 2014 - 2:46PM

    Well done Saad Haroon. Made the country proud. As very few people knew about this before it went viral, there were less online votes.
    And yes Satan, you are suffering from xenophobia.

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  • Parvez
    Oct 28, 2014 - 4:05PM

    Great news…..well done Saad.

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  • cyrus
    Oct 28, 2014 - 4:10PM

    awsome and very well done and bravo too :)

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  • Janet Garcia - Texas USA
    Oct 29, 2014 - 3:42AM

    @Satan -typical troll always a critical nut in the bunch, instead of commenting on a fellow Pakistani who has made strides in comedy & congratulating him we degrade ourselves when all we do is criticize.

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