A Funny Look Back at Malta’s 2014

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This Christmas, the Comedy Knights present 12 Months of Funny, a show that is made up entirely of locally-written, original sketches that poke good-natured fun at Malta’s socio-political landscape.

The show is performed by six of Malta’s most recognisable comedy performers and written by a stable of the island’s funniest writers. The comedy pedigree involved in the show is hard to beat: three London trained comedy performers, two of Malta’s funniest women and Colin Fitz.

Last year saw various sketches throwing a funny spin on topical subjects that occupied the Maltese mind in 2013. These included the selling of passports, the shooting of a flamingo, the national elections, and a lecture on the Maltese language. It also included several other sketches about Maltese culture in general and a finale in which the comedy group performed The World’s Shortest Panto (18 seconds long in case you’re wondering).

2014 has been a year of even more ups and downs, scandals, sell-outs, fools, horses (or should that be zieme?), mud slinging and more. According to the Comedy Knights, “The material practically writes itself!” In the words of one reviewer, “Brilliantly scripted and cast, the show hones in on all the happenings of the year from the second the curtain goes up”.

Directed by Wesley Ellul, this year’s show features the original cast of Chris Dingli, Jo Caruana, Pia Zammit, Marc Cabourdin and Colin Fitz with the addition of Thomas Camilleri, last seen performing in Les Miserables and Legally Blonde in London’s West End.

The Comedy Knights 12 Months of Funny will be performed at the Salesians Theatre in Sliema from 26 to 30 December 2014, with tickets starting at €10 including complimentary reserved parking.

This show comes highly recommended!

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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