Alex Calleja makes it to Top 5 of 'Funniest Person' search


Posted at Dec 07 2016 01:33 PM | Updated as of Dec 07 2016 07:40 PM

MANILA – Filipino comedian Alex Calleja has made it to the Top 5 of Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World.

Since he made the cut, Calleja will be performing live at the finals in Finland on December 8 (December 9 in Manila).

Once his video is uploaded on, his fans will only have 24 hours to vote in order for him to clinch the “Funniest Person in the World” title.

If Calleja wins the competition, he will bring home a total cash prize of $100,000.

The other comedians who made it Top 5 and will be competing against Calleja are from Malaysia, India, Greece and Israel.

Calleja is hoping his fellow Filipinos would help him win the biggest competition he’s ever joined.

Before joining Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World, Calleja is a scriptwriter for some of ABS-CBN's comedy shows. -- report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News