As far as I know, the jokes by some (not all) Jakarta’s comedians are indicated with disconnection to logic in order to give such an ultimate ‘punch’ with crazy way. Such a genre of joke rules. Melaney Ricardo’s jokes are typical Jakarta’s
Say, if in daily coversation somebody tells something related to a place e.g. “I studied in ITB University”, perhaps by the right context, one will say “Do you know Mr. A?” (whose job is a lecturer)
Then such a normal conversation gets transformed by Melaney into humor zone.
(After Haruka replied about her birthday)
“Ow.. Haruka, you’re an aquarian then.. Do you know Rinaldi? (Rinaldi is a random unknown name) He’s also an aquarian”
When he, Jongdae AKA Bandung Oppa, came for the first time to a warung for having a meal, the attendant usually ask: “Where are you from?” He replies: “I’m from Korea”. And then the attendant will say: “Are you the little brother of Lee Min Ho’s?”. Yes, it sounds the typical humor in Bandung city.
He found this situation with the same question and the same teasing by the attendant in different warungs. 😂 Dunno if it’s also funny in your culture 😀
Humor has become common stuff for common people here.
I frequently amazed with other nations’ cultures and habits that Indonesians need to learn. They’re so adorable.
But in this blog, my concern is to forwards good things from Indonesia. (Bad things? Many and I don’t wanna spread bad vibes to you) :V
In “Genki Banget!” Youtube channel, two Japanese comedians (performing their career in Indonesia) analyse the comedy technic by two prominent Indonesian comedians: Sule and Andre, till they conclude: Indonesian comedy is “more sophisticated than Japanese Comedy”.
Sule is a maestro of comedy with a long time career, and Andre is an ex-singer that also has a fine sense of humor. He is more than eligible to go duet with Sule.
President Joko Widodo AKA Jokowi once suggested foreigners to learn Indonesian language in order, among others, to enjoy Indonesian amusements/jokes.
And I think ‘street comedians’ in Twitter are not less funny. Common people with humor quality.