Popular comedian Harith Iskandar, who won the “Funniest Person in the World” title organised by the Laugh Factory in Finland in December last year, yesterday received the award from the Finnish Ambassador to Malaysia, Petri Puhakka.

The award was presented in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Finland’s Independence Day celebrations at a hotel, here tonight.

Harith, who has spent nearly 30 years in solo comedy, said the award was an honour and a catalyst to continue his involvement in the entertainment industry.

“This award is beyond my expectations… I am very grateful and appreciate it.

“InsyaAllah, the ‘Funniest Person in the World 2018’ will be held in this country and I will be involved in the competition,” he told reporters after receiving the award.

As the winner, Harith took home US$100,000 (RM448,000) and performed comedy shows in a series of tours in the United States as well as received media coverage worldwide.

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