If you've been to any of Comedy in Cambodia’s hilarious stand-up shows over the years, or even if you missed every one until now, you will want to come out to Box Office on November 23 and catch their 8th Anniversary Show starring some of the best acts in the region and headlined by a global record-breaker!
At 86 years young, Lynn Ruth Miller is the world’s oldest female stand-up comedy performer and also one of the best. Descriptions range from “warm, smart, audacious personality and brilliant mix of cynical and naughty sharply-honed one-liners about life” and “laugh out loud funny and touching to the core” to “living proof that growing old may be mandatory, but growing up is not”.
Among Lynn’s numerous accolades, she was a top four comedian in the 2008 America’s Got Talent season, won the People’s Choice Award at the 2009 Branson Comedy Festival and made the finals of the 2009 Bill Word’s Funniest Female Contest.
She is also a highly acclaimed cabaret act, collecting the TO&ST Award in 2014 for best Cabaret Edinburgh Fringe, and has performed her five-star rated show ‘Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s Cha, Cha, Cha’ throughout the world to standing ovations and rave reviews. She insists she can still shake, rattle and roll with the best of them.
Lynn has kept supremely busy in the last year, gigging in Amsterdam, Berlin, Japan, San Francisco, New York, Singapore, and Bangkok.
She has also written a book, The Last Laugh, available on Amazon.
“I have also been giving speeches on optimistic ageing in Brighton, in Farfa [just outside Rome] and in London. I have been very happy,” she says.
Phnom Penh comedy fans may recall Lynn performed here in January last year, and she is eagerly anticipating her return.
“I made beautiful friends the last time I was there and I want to find out how their year and then some has gone.”
Lynn promises jokes that are grounded in truth about navigating a sexist, ageist world. “I will probably do a song or two to add a bit of sparkle to the laughter,” she adds.
She shares some comforting words of wisdom with the youth of today too. “The most important obligation we each have is to make our own life meaningful and productive to ourselves. If we do that, everything else will fall into place. The world will not burn up; countries will continue; the internet will not destroy us. We will survive and indeed we will prosper.”
Supporting Lynn on November 23 at Box Office will be Sam Thomas, Franscesca Flores and other special guests. The show is sponsored by House Boutique hotel and Giant Ibis buses.
Tickets are $10 each, but you can get 20 per cent off if you book in advance via email to [email protected].
Jay B Jones