iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, today announced its first original comedy special, Jon Atherton: Disoriental. The 60-minute special follows the comic’s misadventures in Asia, a region he’s lived and laughed in for two decades.
Fluent in multiple Asian languages, Jon is one of Australia’s most successful comedy exports, with an illustrious career in television and theatre across Australia, Asia and Africa. Having worked with entertainment powerhouses including Lonely Planet and HBO, his unadulterated comedic style reflects on his real-life experiences in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and India amongst others.
In Jon Atherton: Disoriental, Jon gently weaves through classic conversation starters such as covert racism, eating dog and when not to be rude to a ladyboy – each astute observation drawn from his years of living dangerously, across the largest continent on Earth.
Produced by Double Vision Sdn Bhd, filming for Jon Atherton: Disoriental took place in early February in Kuala Lumpur. Audience members were encouraged to make donations in lieu of a ticket price to benefit Asylum Access, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to making refugee rights a reality in Asia, Africa and Latin America to complement the broader themes of Jon’s set, including globalisation and identity politics.
Jon Atherton: Disoriental is set for a mid-2018 global release and joins iflix’s slate of announced original programming, including the bold and edgy documentary series Coconuts TV on iflix and Malaysian drama series KL Gangster: Underworld, launching this year.