Ho Ho Hong Kong podcast

Ho Ho Hong Kong

Mohammed Magdi & Vivek Mahbubani

Everything you need to know about Hong Kong. Each Monday local comedian Vivek Mahbubani and Egyptian comic Mohammed Magdi dive into something great about the city.

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    The state of dog rescue in Hong Kong, with Sai Kung Stray Friends founder Narelle Pamuk

    1:01:16

    Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation (SKSFF) is consisted of a group of volunteers who rescue stray, abandoned, sick and injured dogs to provide them with medical care and rehabilitation. Every dog that is rescued is health checked, de-sexed, vaccinated and given flea, tick and heartworm prevention. They also try to provide any necessary treatment and emergency surgery that may be needed. The aim is to find these beautiful dogs, a kind and responsible adopter which can give them a loving forever home and help them have a better life. If you haven’t experienced the joy of adopting a dog, now is the right time! We chat with founder Narelle Pamuk about the challenges they're facing during Covid times, their constant need for volunteers and what we can do to help.   Check out Sai Kung Stray Friends website and ways to donate/get involved here: https://saikungstrayfriends.com/ join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/ Check out Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/saikungstrayfriendshk/
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    Psychic Entertainer Stuart Palm on performing Mentalism and Reading Mo and Vivek’s tawdry futures.

    36:53

    Stuart Palm is an international psychic entertainer, artist, hypnotist, illustrator, seer, reader, mentalist and father. He joins us to talk about his upcoming show “World of Wonders,” his new tarot cards “Palm’s Oracle”; the amazing variety of uses for Hypnosis, and performing Mentalism in Hong Kong and around the world. This episode was aired live on Shopstream. Get the Shopstream app here: https://qrco.de/bcP1HA join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek Follow Stuart Palm on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychicentertainer/ Get tickets to Stuart's show on Oct 8: https://www.ticketflap.com/bsc-stuart-palm  
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    The Tattooed Fairy Godmother of The HK Rock Scene, Chris B

    49:37

    (aka Rock Mum, Goddess of Rock and even “Godmother of Rock”)The driving force behind The Underground (https://undergroundhk.com/). Described by Time Magazine as “Chris B—the tattooed fairy godmother of the Hong Kong scene. ” The ‘face’ of The Underground. Born & raised in Hong Kong, with a Chinese mother and English father. Involved in the HK live music scene since 1990, as a performer, songwriter, guitarist, singer and event organiser. Her Cantonese composition “會否 Will You?” was nominated “Best Alternative Song” at the 2001 Golden Sail Awards, narrowly beaten out by Faye Wong. Past & present bands include: Sisters of Sharon, Smoking Monkeys, Flowers of Babylon, Thinking Out Loud, COCKfight, Guitars & Panties and CHRANG!. Discovered a flair for organizing events whilst working on Earth Day Festivals and also discovered no one else wants to do it, her perseverance & passion has seen The Underground go from strength to strength. Chris B’s strongest belief is in creating a live music scene that is comparable to New York or London as is befitting for a “World City”. In the last 20 years, Chris B has organized over 500 live music events, mostly in Hong Kong, the rest in Greater China. These include events such as Music Matters Live (2010) festival (with 37 bands in 4 venues in 2 days) and Global Battle of the Bands (2008-2010).   She also curates bands for various festivals eg. Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Festival. Chris B was the China Director for Planetrox which sends bands to Canada to perform at a festival called Envol et Macadam. Chris B is also the creator and founder of FWD Mellow Yellow Music Festival as well as Wild Boar Music Festival. Chris B has been featured in documentaries that have won awards at the HK Independent Film Festival plus been the subject of many interviews. Presently managing the ‘real’ twins of Hong Kong – Chloe & Ashley who are 13 years old and have already starred with Chris B in a Sony Cybershot ad in early 2008.   join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/ Follow The Underground HK on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theundergroundhk/
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    Jordan Leung (@69ranch) embracing the influencer life.

    49:37

    Comedian Jordan Leung (better known by his online alias 69ranch) moved back to HK from the US when Covid hit, then he started hitting up the comedy circuits here, then he blew up on social media. His IG account amassed thousands of followers in a short period of time, making him by far the biggest draw in the current English-speaking standup comedy scene in HK. He sits down with us to talk about how he perceives his "fame", what happens when you become an influencer and what has changed in his life since then.    join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/ Follow Jordan Leung on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/69ranch/
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    Chairman of FinTech Association of Hong Kong, Ben Quinlan

    47:15

    Ben Quinlan is the Chairman of Fintech Association of Hong Kong, CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates, Adjunct Professor at AIT School of Management, Conference Ambassador for Hong Kong Tourism Board, and somehow he's also one of Asia's most successful standup comedians.  We talk about the current political and economic climate in HK, the drastic measures some industries had to undertake to deal with Covid, and of course we touch on standup comedy as well.    join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/ Follow Ben Quinlan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbquinlan/
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    Hong Kong‘s most prolific standup writer, Chris Musni

    53:22

    We continue on our journey of catching up with the city's top standup comedians, and this week we have Chris Musni on. Chris is Hong Kong's most prolific standup writer, one of the OGs of the standup comedy scene in HK, the original found of comedy.hk, yet, he has had a very turbulent relationship with standup throughout the years, falling in and out of love with it, the politics and the bookers pushed him to quit for many years, and now he's back smashing it all over town, and claiming his rightful place as one of the best standup comics the city has to offer.  We delve into his journey, his beginning, the ghetto days and why he quit and why he came back.    Join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/
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    Comedy writing, workshopping jokes and a "MoOpenMic"

    52:36

    We are flying solo this week with no guests and a whole lot of nerding out on comedy. From our different processes of writing jokes to refining bits at open mics and how we come up with ideas for jokes, then we bust out our notebooks and run our very new and super old bits past each other, add tags and share a lot of laughs. This one is for the hardcore comedy folks so, strap in!   Join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/
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    Comedy Central's Garron Chiu on Nicole Kidman skipping Hong Kong quarantine

    54:09

    This week we're back on the comedy train, with one of Asia's top comics and comedy powerhouse Garron Chiu. We discuss the recent talk of the town in Hong Kong: Nicole Kidman skipping HK quarantine to film her new show "The Expats", as well as the chaotic way the quarantine rules in HK keep changing last minute and Phuket's Sandbox updates (where Garron's wife Cassi is currently "stuck")   Join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/ Follow Garron Chiu on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgarron/
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    Emily Tan and Vivek Mahbubani on fighting cancer, self care and mental health.

    51:49

    Emily Tan is a health & fitness professional, co-founder of aerial arts & pole dance academy Viva Vertical, host of Body Blaze TV series, presenter of fitness education and performer of aerial dance - these were all proud titles before the title of “cancer fighter”, which led to “mental health advocate” and founder of the podcast Tackling Minds (www.tacklingminds.com) Emily shares her story with our hosts, going through the range of emotions of finding out she has cancer to chemotherapy and learning self care and to put things in perspective. Vivek shares his own story of fighting cancer and he and Emily share wisdom on what the experience taught them and how they came out of it better than before.  Join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/ Follow Emily Tang on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theemilytan/  
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    Simon Wilson, the mastermind behind The Grounds and The Lawn, HK's biggest events during Covid

    1:06:56

    Like many others, Simon Wilson lost his job due to Covid, and unlike many others, he didn't "wait it out", he went on to create Hong Kong's biggest and most successful event in HK since Covid started, The Grounds then The Lawn. He sits down with Vivek and Mohammed to tell them all about his insane journey, from launching food festivals and taking TV shows like MasterChef and Top Gear Live on the road, to managing sponsorship operations at each of the stadia used for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.   Join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod

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