INTI and Air Asia back Malaysia’s First Late-Night Show

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( – Watch out Kimmel and Fallon, Malaysia has gotten its first late-night talk show host and its none other than funny man Harith Iskander.

‘Obviously Harith Iskander’ (OHI) is a 13-episode talk show that will air every Saturday at 9.30pm on Astro Awani (Channel 501)

According to Faizal Mansor, Chief Executive Officer of Astro Awani the idea to produce a late-night talk show was inspired by the popularity of talk shows hosted by comedians Jimmy Fallon and James Corden.

“With over 2 million Astro viewers tuning into comedy programmes, we are excited to team up with Harith Iskander, Malaysia’s most loved comedian for our inaugural late-night talk show, OHI for our viewers.

“Asia’s best stand-up comedian, Harith is an icon who has entertained Malaysians over two decades and Awani is delighted to have him host OHI.”

Following the typical late-night show format OHI will have an in-studio live band which will be led by jazz legend, Michael Veerapan.

The talk show will kick off with an interview with Air Asia’s Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and will be followed by an interesting line up of local personalities including Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Shila Amzah, Jaclyn Victor and Dato’ Seri Nazir Razak.

Coming on board the talk show is AirAsia Berhad as the presenting sponsor and INTI International University and Colleges as the partner sponsor.

Astro Awani is Malaysia’s 24/7 news channel which reaches out to 73% urban viewers. The channel continues to grow its digital presence with 150 million unique page views recorded last year and a growing fan base of 3 million across all of its social media platforms.

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