Vivek Mahbubani

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Vivek Mahbubani
Birth name Vivek Mahbubani
Medium Stand up comedian
Nationality  Hong Kong
Years active 2005–present

Vivek Mahbubani (Sindhi: وويڪ محبوباڻِي‎) is a stand-up comedian in Hong Kong,[1] a musician and an award-winning new media designer.[2]


Vivek is a Sindhi of Indian descent and was born and raised in Hong Kong.[3] He grew up in an Indian household where he spoke English, and says he faced a lot of cultural challenges because he was surrounded by non-Indians. [4] He graduated from Diocesan Boys' School and City University of Hong Kong with a degree in creative media in 2005[2] and currently runs his own design firm.[5]

Vivek is also a stand-up comedian in Hong Kong, performing in both English and Cantonese. He is a regular headliner and host at The TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong. In 2007, Vivek won the Cantonese-language category of the competition to find Hong Kong's funniest person,[1] and was a finalist in the English language category.[5] In 2008, Vivek won the English language category of the competition.

Vivek is the drummer and an original member of Eve of Sin, a Metalcore band based in Hong Kong.[6] As of September 2016 the band is on a hiatus.[7]

In 2008, Vivek was hired by Citibank to endorse its mobile financial services in Hong Kong.[8]

In 2010, Vivek was the official announcer for Hong Kong's first Mixed Martial Arts event hosted by Legend Fighting Championship.

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  1. ^ a b "How to write a joke in China", Time 15 November 2007
  2. ^ a b "Hong Kong (HK) New Media Designer Vivek Mahbubani – resume and skills". 2004-05-18. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ "查看资料 – Vivek Mahbubani – 我的艺术家官方空间". Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  4. ^ "Vivek Mahbubani". "HK Magazine". 
  5. ^ a b "Top Chinese comedian in HK is an Indian". Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Hong Kong Metalcore Band". Eve of Sin. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  7. ^ "Spotlight Interview: Comedian Vivek Mahbubani". foodpanda magazine. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  8. ^ "Citibank launches mobile financial services", Brand Republic December 2008 Archived January 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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