CIKANOS top champions of radio and digital comedy
Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017
Petaling Jaya, 8 May – Hot FM’s Lawak Vaganza, the search for radio and digital comedy champions, came to its climax today after listeners witnessed 4 groups battling it out with their sketches during weekly challenges. CIKANOS, the group comprising Anas Ridzuan and Chiwan Chilok, managed to fend off their 3 competitors to bring home the grand prize of RM30,000 cash and the title of radio and digital comedy champions for the campaign.
CIKANOS had consistently honed their performance from week to week, claiming the title of week 4 champions from the hands of ROCK. Mira Filzah’s presence as their guest artist for their free sketch proved the ability of all three to surge forward, leaving groups JOCA, MTD and Rock behind.
For the record, the progress of each group throughout the competition was as follows:
|Group Name||Members||Champion Status||Week 4 Guest Artiste|
|MTD||Ali & Mamak Puteh||Week 1 Champion||Syaiful Zero|
|JOCA||Joey Daud & Chacha DaBoss||Week 2 Champion||Syarif Zero|
|ROCK||Tauke & Man Pos||Week 3 Champion||Shahrol Shiro|
|CIKANOS||Anas Ridzuan & Chiwan Chilok||Week 4 and Overall Champion||Mira Filzah|
Lawak Vaganza ran for 5 weeks, including the introductory week from 27 March – 7 May 2017. Various themes were provided as weekly challenges including ‘dialects’, ‘horror’ and ‘viral’, proving that the Season 2 contestants’ true versatility in developing and delivering their creative ideas.
Ainul Farhana Razali, Hot FM Head of Programming, said: “On behalf of the entire production team of Hot FM’s Lawak Vaganza, I’d like to thank all Hot FM listeners who gave their support and comments on our second season. They even voted non-stop for their favourite groups via Hot FM’s web page.
“Careful preparation based on the response to last season has been ongoing for the past 3 months to ensure the smooth running of this campaign and the ability to reach our targeted objectives. We are grateful to have successfully realised the search for radio and digital comedy champions, and reached our goal to deliver humour in new dimensions.
The determination of our competitors and their managers from our own lineup of announcers, Ajak, Shuk dan Issey, is also to be commended. They’ve willingly tackled each of our unusual challenges head on to directly win votes from fans.”
Lawak Vaganza’s content has successfully met station targets, although delivering comedy sketches through audio alone was no easy task. Nevertheless, each broadcasted sketch can be watched as video content via Hot FM’s official website and social media pages.
This climactic event took place in the Sri Pentas lobby as early as 7 am during the Geng Pagi Hot slot led by Shuk, Ajak and Fizie. The announcement was also made over FB Live. 3 young and popular current artistes, Hael Husaini, Tajul Arif and Ismail Izzani, were invited to spice up the festivities together with each group’s fan club.
Listeners who were unable to witness the Hot FM Lawak Vaganza finals can also re-watch the announcement on Hot FM’s social media pages.