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Join us for an evening of stories and laughs in aid of WiFA's 2018 Charities, R.U.N and Suits for Success.

Your door price includes 2 drinks, and all proceeds go to charity.


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Doors Open
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
WiFA and Suits for Success introduction
TBC Improv performance by Lauren Berning, Davina Lee Carrette, Ben (Jamina) Margalith, Glen (Ita) Lloyd
7:45 PM - 7:55 PM
Grab a Drink for Part Two!
7:55 PM - 9:00 PM
R.U.N. charity introduction
HKStories by Rachel Smith, Kristen McNamara, Tracy Kahn and Amelia Sewell.
Two standup Comedy sets by Maitreyi Karanth
MC by Jannita Smith from HKStories
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Networking and Drinks Continue


  • Hong Kong Stories

    Hong Kong Stories


    Hong Kong Stories is a non-profit organisation run by a bunch of volunteers who like getting involved and telling great stories. They hold weekly free workshops and monthly live shows to bring fresh, original storytelling to Hong Kong.

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  • Lauren Berning (TBC Improv)

    Lauren Berning

    TBC Improv

    Lauren is a California transplant who moved to Hong Kong via a long stint in Scotland where she founded To Be Continued… Improv. Finding success in the UK and Europe, she’s brought the brand to Asia!

    Lauren spends her spare time traveling, eating and learning Cantonese and Spanish. She’s impressed you’re stalker enough to read this bio and can’t wait to hear what you yell out at the next show!

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  • TBC Improv

    TBC Improv


    TBC HK is the Hong Kong branch of an international improv comedy company. They’re hilarious here, or anywhere really! They perform, teach, and run corporate workshops. Their comedy is made up entirely on the spot, so please be ready to shout out random ideas for them...

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  • Tracy Kahn (HK Stories)

    Tracy Kahn

    HK Stories

    Tracy Kahn is an American writer and performer based in Asia. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, on RTHK radio, and at Liars' League. She appears on stage often with Hong Kong Stories, and is the curator of Literary Burlesque. She holds undergraduate degrees from the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master's degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

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  • Maitreyi Karanth

    Maitreyi Karanth


    Maitreyi Karanth an actor and producer, took up stand-up comedy as just an extension of her real life persona, at the age of 44. Being married and having lived outside India for 22 years, first in the Middle East and now in Hong Kong, she has a collected a treasure chest of funny experiences across different geographies and cultures.
    After her second open mic she was spotted by Saurabh Pant, who was then touring Hong Kong and asked to open for him. Since then she has opened for Tom Cotter, Gina Yashere, Sean Patton, Tom Rhodes, Atul Khatri, Amit Tandon, and Saurabh Pant again. She has also performed in Bangkok and Singapore as a featured comedian.
    The only female performer at Takeout Comedy Club, she is now a regular at the weekend shows.

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  • Davina Lee Carette (TBC Improv)

    Davina Lee Carette

    TBC Improv

    Davina hails from lovely London, England and when she’s not improvising she likes to eat and sleep and hang out with her dog and her husband on a funny little island, Lamma.
    She is also an actress, voiceover artist, songwriter and runs her own theatre school for kids.

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  • Glen Lloyd (TBC Improv)

    Glen Lloyd

    TBC Improv

    Glen is a versatile Australian performer with a background in theatre who writes music, runs a voiceover business, sings in a band, and makes a bloody fool of himself on stage for your own sick pleasure.
    He’s made his mark in Melbourne, Osaka and Seoul – now he’s ready to leave a stain on Hong Kong too.

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  • Ben Margalith (TBC Improv)

    Ben Margalith

    TBC Improv

    Ben Margalith was born and raised on the mean streets of “Suburbia, USA”. He trained at the East 15 Acting School, London and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Aside from performing improv, Ben runs a theatre company, does voice overs, is a local tour guide, and performs as a children’s entertainer throughout Hong Kong.

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  • Kristen McNamara (HK Stories)

    Kristen McNamara

    HK Stories

    Kristen has been telling stories at Hong Kong Stories’ live monthly shows for the past several years. Some of these stories are serious. Some are funny. All are true, although Kristen wishes some weren’t.

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  • Amelia Sewell (HK Stories)

    Amelia Sewell

    HK Stories

    Amelia Sewell is extremely English with a background in education, advising families on choosing UK schools. She also writes for Expat Parent and Hong Kong Living as their education editor. Amelia is relatively new to Hong Kong Stories, having told her first story in October. She is not though new to story telling and talking in general, which she has been doing, without drawing breath, for the last 34 years. Her husband has learnt to zone out.

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  • Jannita Smith (HK Stories)

    Jannita Smith

    HK Stories

    Jannita is Creative Director/Organiser of Hong Kong Stories. Over the past 7 years in Hong Kong, she has been performing stand up comedy and storytelling as well as taking part in a variety of charity events including 'The Vagina Monologues' and 'Literary Burlesque' for 'New Day Asia'.

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  • Rachel Smith (HK Stories)

    Rachel Smith

    HK Stories

    Rachel Smith is a Hong Kong-based artist, the Producer of Hong Kong Stories, and the host of the Hong Kong Stories podcast. When she isn't on stage entertaining an audience, she can be found organizing the Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival, teaching a workshop in her Senseless Art studio, or exhibiting her paintings. Follow her at @senselessart and hear her voice at http://www.hongkongstories.com/#podcast

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WiFA Charity Comedy Event
Standard Price HKD 400


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D'Aguilar Street 58-62
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR (China)

If you have any questions please contact Jo Allum

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