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Malaysian king of stand-up comedy Harith Iskander is officially named the 2016 Funniest Person in the World!

The 50-year-old comedian emerged victorious at the final round of the competition held in Levi, Finland on Saturday, 10 December 2016, beating out four other finalists including Alex Calleja from The Philippines, Katerina Vrana from Greece, Mino van Nassau from India and David Kilimnick from Israel.

The news was announced by Laugh Factory, the number one comedy club in the United States and the organiser of the competition, via their official social media.

“Congratulations Harith Iskander – Laugh Factory’s 2016 Funniest Person in the World,” Laugh Factory posted.

As the grand winner and titleholder of “The Funniest Person in the World 2016”, Harith will receive a cash prize of USD100,000 (RM444,845).

Congratulations once again to Harith Iskander!