Stand-up comedy buddies take to the clubrooms

Comedians Malcolm Galea and Chris Dingli reunite on stage for a show at the MADC Clubrooms

Staff Reporter
18 March 2016, 1:04pm
Two of Malta’s most popular comedians, Chris Dingli and Malcolm Galea, will reunite to headline a night of comedy. Last seen together at the Manoel Theatre starring in The Odd Couple, Dingli and Galea return to their roots at the MADC Clubrooms where in the late 90s, they both got their first acting jobs.

For one night only, on the eve of a public holiday, Dingli and Galea will entertain the public with fun, funny, original material. The last time the duo performed an original show together, one reviewer wrote, “I laughed so hard at one point that my eyeliner ended up on my cheek. It’s been a long time since I actually laughed so hard at the theatre.”

That show was the highly successful Dingle Bells Malcolm Smells, which went on to become a sold-out annual event for some years.
No strangers to the comedy scene, both locally and overseas, Galea and Dingli have forged impressive careers as actors, writers and comedians. Galea’s Porn: The Musical! was a hit in London, winning Best New Musical in the Off West End awards, and his movie 20,000 Reasons recently played in local cinemas.

Dingli is the main writer of the hugely popular Comedy Knights shows and TV series, and his one-man show Bad Dad, will transfer to London in May.

Together, they have been described as “a great comic duo” by The Times and “two of the best local actors” in The Sunday Times.

The Comedy Special will take place at the MADC Clubrooms, Santa Venera, on March 30. €10 tickets from www.ticketline.com.mt. There is extremely limited admission and no extra performances. A bar will be open throughout the show