Moustache Brothers

Attraction Mandalay, Myanmar Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
07:00 PM
08:30 PM
Second-time visit
0.01 USD

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The Moustache Brothers are a comedic trio from Mandalay, known for live performances that combine screwball comedy, classic Burmese dance, and sharply satirical criticism of the totalitarian Burmese military regime.

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Why Moustache Brothers is special ?

This classic a-nyeint group became world famous in the 1990s when their jokes and rants against the Myanmar government brought them a string of prison sentences, as well as a name-check from Hugh Grant's character in the movie About a Boy . The show, now entirely in English, doesn't please everyone but it remains a classic Mandalay must-see.

It takes a series of classical Burmese dance snippets and weaves them together with endless quips from irrepressable Lu Maw, whose sheer delight in pronouncing English colloquialisms is often funnier than the jokes he tells. His word-boards add comic effect while helping listeners to decipher his thick accent. There's plenty of slightly indulgent self-promotion and many love-hate gags involving Lu Maw's wife – cover star of a 1990s Lonely Planet Myanmar (Birmania) guide (Italian edition). A fair few 'KGB' and corruption jokes still pepper the lighter-hearted wisecracking.


Selling points

  • A piece of Myanmar history
  • Fantastic - a chance to witness history
  • A piece of Myanmar history
  • A first class hour of entertainment
  • Funny and interesting
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Tips for you

  • T shirts and postcards are sold after the show. 5,000 for a shirt and 1000 for a signed postcard.
  • Beer, soft drink and water are available for purchase.
  • Some drivers are very drunk when it's time to take you back, so you should be careful.
  • There is a bar across the road, you shouldn't miss it.
    Things nearby
  • You can bring your own drinks and smoking is acceptable in the audience.
    What to know
  • The place is difficult to find, so you do need a motor bike taxi, bike or taxi to take you there in the evening, 8.30 p.m


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I appreciate what people are saying about how the show may seem 'out of date' but I think it's easy to forget that what we see as tourists is very different to how people live. I think that the show has evolved to include more modern political content. However it is far from just a political show and it is full of dance and other cultural things such as the different ways to wear a lungyi and how to tie the traditional style hats. It was completely surreal and so funny, I would definitely recommend a visit.

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