Join this hilarious comedy duo as they immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia to find out just what makes people happy. Papi and Razif’s laugh-along journey brings you the delights of exciting new destinations, diverse cultures, remarkable local guests, and scrumptious local foods.
Papi Zak is a Malaysian comedian and is a household name for those who frequent the comedy shows at live venues such as The Actors Studio, as well as to listeners of the REDfm and Lite FM radio station. Born in Egypt and raised in Japan and Germany, he is the true definition of a third culture child. Papi Zak hosted “The Lite Breakfast with Zak & Sara’ on Lite FM for three years, and is currently on ‘The Late Late Breakfast with Papi & Grumpy’ on REDfm. Aside from comedy Zak is an accomplished public speaker and sought after emcee and also is big cat lover. His passion for food is definitely a perfect fit for GOASEAN’s The Halal Foodie. He also co-hosts GOASEAN’s Happy Endings with Razif Hashim.
Razif Hashim is a TV presenter and actorpreneur extraordinaire based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As a young kid, Razif has always been passionate towards acting and teaching. In 2008, he enrolled in the East 15 Acting School and now holds an International MFA in Acting with distinction. When he is not busy acting or teaching acting, Razif enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, read and trying out new restaurants and food joints. He stars alongside Papi Zak in GOASEAN’s, Happy Endings and their wacky personalities are bound to keep you glued to the show.
Papi and Razif explore Luang Prabhang in Lao PDR, and visit a remote local hill tribe to experience traditional Laotian entertainment, storytelling culture, and Morlam music. The duo attends a Baci ceremony and receives blessings for their wellbeing, before they instruct an acting class for local children.
Papi and Razif head to the soul of Java, and reconnect with their roots as they explore culture in Yogyakarta. After meeting a passionate batik maker, and the founder of Kampoeng Cyber, a project that aims to make locals happy, the duo goes on an adventure to Mount Merapi to learn about this active stratovolcano and experience the peaceful air that surrounds it!
Season Finale. Papi and Razif head to Bali to witness happiness in Ubud and Kuta. The duo explores the special connection locals have with nature and the joy they get from it. From surfing with a legendary local instructor, to meeting a well-known art dealer and founder of the Arma Museum, and learning about authentic Balinese cuisine and dance, the duo joins in on the happiness these people gain from living off of their passions!