Pakistani stand up comedian Saad Haroon is now amongst the five finalists for the World’s Funniest Person competition.
With a total of 3,330 votes
Saad made it to the third position, with other contestants from Finland, France, Spain and United Arab Emirates.
Saad thanked his fans on Twitter for voting online for him:
The competition has been organised by the venerable Hollywood nightclub The Laugh Factory owned by Jamie Masada.
The club aims at finding the best comedians from all corners of the globe and had shortlisted 20 contestants from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Chile, South Africa, Spain, Finland, France and other countries.
According to laughfactory.com
, the five finalists will perform in the final round in Las Vegas on October 24, which marks the United Nations Day.
The winner will be determined by a worldwide vote from an online audience and the Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a paid nationwide US comedy tour.
Saad Haroon is a well-known stand-up comedian who created Pakistan’s first improvisational comedy troupe called Blackfish. He is the creator of a popular video sketch called 'Burka Woman', and has performed internationally as well.