Photo caption : Stand-up Comedian Gilang Bhaskara, Stand-up Comedian Andi Wijaya, Vice President Digital Business of Garuda Indonesia Daniel Tumiwa, Stand-up Comedian Pandji Pragiwaksono, and Stand-up Comedian Krisna Harefa, at the Press Conference of “Mesakke Bangsaku” World Tour 2014 on June 19, 2014.
As the nation’s flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia is committed to promoting Indonesia abroad and as such is giving its full support towards the “Mesakke Bangsaku” World Tour 2014, together with Stand-Up Comedian, Pandji Pragiwaksono dan Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia (PPI).As the nation’s flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia is committed to promoting Indonesia abroad and as such is giving its full support towards the “Mesakke Bangsaku” World Tour 2014, together with Stand-Up Comedian, Pandji Pragiwaksono dan Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia (PPI).
“Mesakke Bangsaku” presented by Pandji Pragiwaksono is the biggest solo Stand-Up Comedy show in
Indonesia and had previously been held three times in the country; in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2013, the solo performance was held in 14 cities across Indonesia.
For the first time ever, this year’s “Mesakke Bangsaku” show will be performed around the world in 10 countries in 4 continents, namey Singapore (10 May 2014), Melbourne (16 August 2014), Adelaide (17 August 2014), Brisbane (23 August 2014), London (5 October 2014), Berlin (24 October 2014), Amsterdam (25 October 2014), GuangZhou (8 November 2014), Beijing (22 November 2014), and Los Angeles (6 December 2014).
In the “Mesakke Bangsaku” World Tour 2014, by sharing his views, observations and experience on Indonesia, Pandji invites Indonesians living abroad, whether students or professionals, to rekindle their concern and awareness of the nation’s current situation and condition, in a comic and entertaining way.
“We hope that by touring the world, we are giving the opportunity to Indonesian citizens living in foreign countries to get an update of whatever is going on in Indonesia. Moreover, this tour can become an inspiration for anyone in Indonesia, that with determination and hardwork and going through the correct procedures, dreams can be realized, such as this dream to tour the world which came into being thanks to the support from Garuda Indonesia and PPI,” said Pandji.
Garuda Indonesia Marketing and Sales Director, Erik Meijer explained,“In the midst of a booming local stand-up comedy scene, the name Pandji Pragiwaksono stands out with his trademark Indonesia theme in every performance. The “Mesakke Bangsaku” World Tour 2014 will hopefully inspire Indonesian public all over the world, and at the same time promote Indonesia to an international audience, in line with Garuda Indonesia’s commitment as the national flag carrier.”
So far, Pandji Pragiwaksono has released three stand-up comedy albums, namely Bhinneka Tunggal Tawa (2011), Merdeka Dalam Bercanda (2012), and Mesakke Bangsaku (2013). By going on the “Mesakke Bangsaku” World Tour 2014, Pandji will become the first Indonesia comedian to go on a world tour. In his solo performance, Pandji will also introduce several young stand-up comedians, among them Andi Wijaya, Gilang Bhaskara, and Krisna Harefa.
Jakarta, 19 June 2014
PT GARUDA INDONESIA (PERSERO) TBK VP CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS