SHORT BIO

Artur Akhmetzyanov is the winner of the 2018 Bangkok International Comedy Competition and Singapore’s only Russian comedian. He’s performed live in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines. Artur has opened for international comedians like Neal Brennan, Brendon Burns, Ahmed Ahmed, Alistair Barrie, Dwayne Perkins & Jinx Yeo. He’s been a part of Magners International Comedy Festival, Singapore Comedy Fringe and StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore.

 

LONG BIO

Artur Akhmetzyanov is the winner of the 2018 Bangkok International Comedy Competition and Singapore’s only Russian comedian. Blazing a trail on the Singapore comedy circuit, Artur has made a name for himself as an incredible storytelling comic with powerfully funny punchlines.

He has been a part of the Magners International Comedy Festival 2019, StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore 2018, was the 1st runner-up of the 2018 Magners Comedy Competition Singapore, sold out his first full hour show 'Russian Comedian' in 2018, and was named one of the top open mic comedians at the Singapore Comedy Fringe 2017.

A travelling comic, Artur has performed live in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines. Artur has opened for international comedians like Neal Brennan, Brendon Burns, Ahmed Ahmed, Alistair Barrie, Dwayne Perkins & Jinx Yeo.

In his day job, Artur writes and directs corporate films and animation videos at Click2View content agency. He also speaks and does trainings on using comedy in public speaking and brand communications.

 

CREDITS

  • Magners International Comedy Festival 2019

  • Solo show “Russian Comedian” 2018

  • Winner - 2018 Bangkok International Comedy Competition

  • 1st runner-up - 2018 Magners Comedy Competition Singapore

  • StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore 2018

  • Read! Fest 2018: Story Slam

  • Singapore Comedy Fringe 2017

 

Testimonials

“Artur is truly one of a kind! He’s able to entertain our multi-cultural and multi-functional group! Looking forward to seeing him conquer bigger stages soon!”

- Richard Estrella, APAC Fabric Care at Procter & Gamble

“I don't remember the last time I laughed as hard as tonight! Thanks for performing at TransferWise! I'll definitely come to some of your next performances.”

- Timothee Ledure, Senior Product Engineer, Asia at TransferWise

“Everyone had a blast last night – thank you, thank you, thank you, whilst raising money for Babes and Melrose Homes.”

- Helena Biggin, Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA)

“Thank you for your support and participation in the Esquire Shophouse!”

- Melvin Ryan Tan, Marketing Manager at Esquire

“Thank you for performing at Singapore Curry Lunch and helping to raise money for orphanage in Pattaya.”

- Mike McFarlane, Senior Claims Adjuster at Tokio Marine Kiln

“Thanks so much for your support at fundraising stand-up comedy show at National Heart Centre. Laughter is the best medicine for the heart!”

- Veronica Khoo, National Heart Centre Singapore

“Yes, applause breaks…like a fucking Russian!”

- Neal Brennan, Comedian

“Working with Artur has been such a breeze. He understands what the startups are going through and provides tailor-made suggestions to improve their pitches. As a program manager, it helps when the facilitator has been in the startup's shoes, has a creative background and a comedian who understands the intricacies of reading the room and timing on stage. Will definitely want to work with him again!”

- Kimmy Paulino, Program Manager at Sales Jet Accelerator

“Thanks for coming to Ampersand to share with the startups your lessons from stand-up comedy in pitching to investors. We had pitching practice before - and it's a world of difference when they pitched after your talk. Before, they were focused on their products, but with your pointers, they're now thinking of their audiences!”

- Kae Fong Tay, Programme Lead at Ampersand Creative Accelerator

“Thanks for your Startup Stand-up workshop. It was excellent! Rave reviews - I hope you found it fun and worthwhile too!”

- Craig Dixon, Entrepreneur-In-Residence at muru-D startup accelerator