Juliana Heng is an autistic, non-binary stand-up comedian from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
They are the founder and comedy show producer of I Laugh KL Comedy Show, curator with JokePit The Comedy Box Office, and have been doing stand-up comedy since September 2017.
Juliana strives to be a comedian who gets real, talking about issues considered taboo in the Asian society such as their autism, being queer, and growing up in a dysfunctional family.
They have performed in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Ipoh, Penang, and Kuching), Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok), Cambodia (Phnom Penh), and the United Kingdom (London, Nottingham, and Manchester).
Since the beginning of the lockdown era, Juliana has been performing online to audiences in 33 countries.
Recently, they emerged as the 2nd Runner-Up of KL Roast Tournament 2022. Juliana is also the Top 16 Finalist of GELAK : GEMPAK 2021 (A comedy reality TV show) and Top 10 Finalist of Bangkok International Comedy Competition 2019.
Juliana has made a couple of TV appearances in 2021 :
Sat 17th Dec 2022 at 9:00pm (Kuala Lumpur)
Nero Event Space, PJPAC, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Having autism does not make one immune to life challenges. Why not live life with a spunk?
Storytelling , Stand-Up Comedy
The Joke Factory (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
The Merry Lion Comedy Club (Singapore)
Khaosan Comedy Club (Bangkok, Thailand)
The Comedy Store - London (UK)
The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club (Manchester, UK)
Press, Quotes, Awards:
Finalist of Bangkok International Comedy Competition (BICC) 2019
Finalist of KING GONG at The Comedy Store - London (December 2019)
Finalist of BEAT THE FROG at The Frog & Bucket Comedy Club, Manchester (January 2020)
Top 16 Finalist of GELAK GEMPAK, Malaysia's 1st stand-up comedy reality TV show (February 2021)
2nd Runner-Up of KL Roast Tournament 2022 (January 2022)
“Walking on Spectrum” was voted “Most Inspiring Work” at The Asheville FRINGE Arts Festival 2021
“Walking on Spectrum” was voted “Best Comedy” at the Tucson Fringe Festival 2021
“Walking on Spectrum” was voted “The Borderlands and Beyond Award” at the Tucson Fringe Festival 2021
“Walking on Spectrum” was voted “Best Solo Show” at the Front-Row Fringe Festival 2022
“Walking on Spectrum” was voted “Best of Fringe” at the Front-Row Fringe Festival 2022