The performance might echo one of his last shows following a lengthy hiatus, Deaw 11, which told “the story of a country in political crisis seeking new leadership.”
Thailand’s best-known stand-up comedian today teased his 13th show—the first since 2018, and the second time in the past decade that the country’s leading funnyman has taken a two-year hiatus.
Udom “Note” Taepanich at about 1pm announced that “Deaw 13 is coming” with a promotional poster for the show. No further details were mentioned.
Udom has been in the business since 1995 and is credited with popularizing stand-up comedy in Thailand. His shows are known to quickly sell out, with royal family members and other high-profile figures regularly in attendance. He is famous for his observational humor, stage presentation, and creative ways of criticizing politics.