After a two-and-a-half-year break, Comedy Court made a comeback with "Rally On", a show that entertained and tickled audiences with its clever and witty social satire.
The legendary comedic duo of Allan Perera & Indi Nadarajah played 5 characters altogether. Audiences enjoyed the banter between Mertle & Thawi and the Oblong Bars lawyers Loga & Singam.... and newcomer fashion designer Isabella.
The story centered around Thawi's unfortunate visit to the temple, not knowing that it was the planned day thousands of people would flock to the centre of town in support of the BERSIH 3.0 Rally. As she related her experience being trapped in the Rally to a number of people during the course of her day... her story changed and developed into something completely different... and snowballed eventually into an ending that blew the minds of the audience.Click here to view photos and relive Rally On!
Isabella is a well-known Malay fashion designer who pays a visit to her aunty Thawi, a very close family friend, with an invitation to her mother's birthday party. The casual meeting eventually reveals an old secret, much to Isabella's surprise and horror.
Loga, the infamous lawyer, frequents the Oblong Bar daily, where he meets his "other half", Singam. Together they discuss politics, social, and club matters while consuming copious amounts of whiskey. He has a wicked sense of humour and at times no sense of decorum... when drunk.
Thawi is a typical conservative Ceylonese housewife and also an old classmate of Mertle. If she is not gossiping on the phone, she's home-cleaning, cooking, praying, taking care of her husband, and arguing with Mertle. Thawi is the "goody two-shoes" but nonetheless enjoys the company of the straight-talking and adventurous Mertle.
Singam is also a senior lawyer who frequents the Oblong Bar daily. He is normally the voice of reason and compromise in his daily chore of handling his drinking-mate, Loga, as they attempt to comment on every issue of life—past, present, and future.
Mertle Rodrigo is of Eurasian descent and practically grew up with Thawi, living in the same neighbourhood. She's the complete opposite of Thawi, with a personality that is outlandish, outspoken, outgoing, and generally out-of-order.
Comedy Court ~ Rally On is a Giggle Charity 2017 production. Giggle (M) Sdn. Bhd. is founded and headed by Allan Perera, one-half of the duo, with the aim of helping charities and NGO’s raise funds through professionally-produced shows, easing their fund-raising burden in an efficient, entertaining, and giggle-inducing manner.