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Singaporean YouTube Star Leads HBO Asia’s First Original Comedy Drama Series

HBO Asia, a regional home for premium cable programming, is getting set to premiere its first original comedy-drama series, and in doing so, it will give a local YouTube star a chance to shine. Haresh Tilani, the co-founder of the Singaporean sketch comedy hub Ministry of Funny, is the star of Sent, which will premiere on HBO Asia on September 17.

In Sent, Tilani will play Jay, a man who vents his frustrations by writing out nasty emails he never sends. When he accidentally airs all his dirty laundry for the public to see, he must navigate the fallout while encountering many of the people he "wrote" to. A behind-the-scenes look at the show is available through the HBO Asia YouTube channel, and it gives potential viewers an idea of the blend of humor and earnest emotion they can expect.

Tilani launched Ministry of Funny alongside Terence Chia in 2011, and the

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