How Benjamin Kheng And Hirzi Made The Smartest & Funniest Show On The Internet
And how one of them may have suffered a stroke in the process.
When it comes to Singaporean comedy duos who managed to capture the zeitgeist of their generation with super-hilarious, socially-aware sketches, there’s Wang Sha and Ye Feng in the ’60s, Jack Neo and Moses Lim in the ’90s, and now, Benzi.
Ben- who? Benzi, for those of you less savvy readers, is Benjamin Kheng, 28, and Hirzi Zulkiflie, 30. Ben is most famous for being the most famous member of super popular local band The Sam Willows, while Hirzi is a YouTube star who shot to Internet fame in the early part of this decade as part of the beloved (but now defunct) MunahHirzi comedy duo. Together, Ben and Hirzi, both multi-hyphenates who can act, sing, dance, direct, write and probably fix your kitchen sink, have created The Benzi Project, an online comedy sketch series that’s the funniest, not to mention most-woke and subversive local show on the Internet right now.