The Malaysian comedian crowned 'World's Funniest Person' in 2016

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Harith Iskander beat four other finalists to be named the funniest person in the world by US comedy club chain Laugh Factory, which has hosted comedy greats like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle as well as American talk show host Jay Leno.

Iskander has been part of the country's stand-up comedy scene for the past 26 years and he credits his win to using "local material with an international context".

"Malaysia is really 'Truly Asia' because within our country, it's a bit like a buffet, there are different races and cultures, there's a little bit of everything," he says.

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