Douglas Lim - from teenage singer-songwriter to cutting edge king of parody

MALAYSIANSKINI | Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no internet access, chances are you will have recently been entertained by a parody video starring the irrepressible Douglas Lim.

He’s turning 44 this year, but the actor/comedian who got his first big break on the late 1990s sitcom Kopitiam has won over a whole new generation of fans thanks to his witty takes on topics of the day.

His hilarious spoof of the unfortunate press conference that cost Prasarana chairperson Tajuddin Abdul Rahman his job became instantly iconic with his mock face mask and imitations of Tajuddin’s mannerisms, speech and even his laughter.

His Kisah CucukMyAz spoof of the vaccination process have rib-tickling digs at the waiting process and having to reaffirm one is not a robot while others such as Lockdown: Sequel and the Essential Services Hotline have made Lim the hottest and most topical Malaysian comedian in cyberspace.

However - as he told us in his own words - it has been a long strange trip to the top...

Unlocking Article

Show your support for robust journalism

Millions depend on Malaysiakini for the truth. Millions depend on Malaysiakini for quality journalism. Millions depend on Malaysiakini to stand in honour of integrity and justice.

Without a mafia owner to dictate our journalism; free from political or commercial influence, Malaysiakini has only one boss - you, the rakyat.

We take this opportunity to thank you for your love for our country, your trust and respect in us to do our job in holding the powerful to account. We depend on your subscription to protect the sanctity of our journalism. Thank you.

Malaysiakini Team

Read more from this author :
View Comments
Most Read
Most Commented
Most Recent