Jagshemash! GAC takes comedy to Kazakhstan

Dubai-based company entertains oil & gas expats in Caspian region

(Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
(Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

In what must rank as one of the more bizarre press releases to land in ArabianOilandGas.com’s inbox, GAC has sent us information regarding a recent comedy tour of Kazakhstan that the company organised.

Yes you read that correctly, the Dubai-based shipping and logistics provider to the oil and gas industry took the British comedian Charlie Baker and American Dave Fulton over to the Central Asian region to entertain the expats over there as well as raise a rather splendid US$4000 for charity.

“We’re planning to extend the concept of entertaining the troops in the oil field to other countries where GAC serves the shipping, marine and logistical needs of the oil and gas sector,” Group Project Logistics Manager Laurance Langdon said in explanation of the tour.

Full marks to GAC for sending us a press release that doesn’t involve the innovative launch of a new software system or a 5000 word epic describing a new bolt for subsea pipes that doesn’t rust. It certainly brightened up our morning.

Although a comedy tour to Kazakhstan? Surely Sacha Baron Cohen, the creator of the local legend Borat, would have been the logical choice.


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