On October 12th ,2017, AkarakA Hong Kong successfully hosted its annual “Laugh Out Loud” Comedy Night for the third consecutive year partnering once again with Jami Gong and his team from Hong Kong’s premier comedy club TakeOut Comedy. It was another full house at the Champs Bar in Charterhouse Hotel, Wan Chai with some hotel guests coming in as walk-ins and enjoying the night. We raised a total of HKD 23 k from ticket sales and on-site donations which will go a long way to fund our projects.
The night was just not about comedy and fundraising but also celebrated the achievements we had on helping young adults in getting their formal education. A special guest, Kaur Arashdeep one of the recipients of the PLK scholarship which AkarakA is sponsoring, started out the night with a few words of appreciation and shared her experience on how the scholarship has helped her further her tertiary studies. AkarakA also provided some updates on the other charity partners we have abroad. We presented a video from partner UpLift Philippines on the recent graduating scholars that AkarakA has started to work with on 2017.
After the presentations, there was an outpouring of laughter from the night’s lineup of comedians. Jami Gong, Benjamin Quinlan, Garron Chiu, Mahesh Mansigani and Tamby Chan made sure there were no silence in the crowd touching on topics such as life in Hong Kong and even made a swipe on bankers who mostly made up the audience.
A lot of thanks to all who joined us in 2017 and we hope to continue this tradition in the years to come.