Stand-up comedy in Singapore

 

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They say that laughter is the best medicine, and surely we could all do with more of it in our lives. And what better way to have a good laugh than at stand-up comedy shows, ranging from open-mic sessions to feature shows of popular comedians. Check out these places in Singapore which host regular comedy nights: 

 

1. Comedy at Canvas – with Kumar as their resident comedian

 

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Comedy at Canvas offers shows by drag queen comedian Kumar from just $25. Having been in the entertainment industry for 20 years, he’s no stranger to us all – Kumar is well known for his jokes that often poke fun at controversial topics such as politics and race in a light-hearted manner, all with a good dose of innuendos. It’s not surprising that there are age restrictions – you’ll need to be at least 18 years old to attend.

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Keep a lookout on Canvas’ website for comedy show dates which will be released monthly.  On other days, Canvas functions as an event space by day and night club by night. 

Price: From $25
Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416
Dates: Varies each month
Website

 

2. Chandler Comedy Night – held at Central Perk, a FRIENDS themed cafe

 

regular comedy shows in singapore chandler comedy night central perk kumarThe cafe has been styled to look like the hit sitcom, including an area that replicates the coffee shop in the show.
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Chandler Comedy Night (from $36) held at a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. themed cafe, Central Perk is a monthly or bi-monthly comedy night featuring prominent comedians like Kumar. Check their website for the latest updates on comedian schedules. 

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Price: From $36
Address: 1 Magazine Road Central Mall #01-01 Singapore 059567
Dates: Varies each month
Telephone: 9025 2524
Website 

 

3. The Merry Lion Comedy Cafe and Bar – thrice-weekly shows

 

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The Merry Lion Comedy Cafe and Bar is the first full-time comedy club on our sunny island. It hosts stand up comedy performances (from $25) by both local and international comedians thrice weekly. You’ll need to be at least 18 years old, and each show is 2 hours long, including an intermission break.

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The venue is snug, so do ensure that you’ve purchased your tickets in advance. If you’re a huge fan of comedy shows, consider buying their membership, priced at $250, which will give you 12 tickets, discounted alcoholic drinks, and the opportunity to have your name on the wall.

regular comedy shows in singapore the merry lion comedy cafe and barWhile you’re down, grab a bottle of their very own The Merry Lion beer.
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Price: From $25
Address: Circular Road, #03-00 8b, Singapore 049364
Dates: Varies each month.
Website 

 

4. Comedy Masala at HERO’s – held weekly on Tuesdays

 

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Expect laughter over drinks at Comedy Masala (from $15), held every Tuesday night at HERO’s bar. The comedy show held at Boat Quay is usually led by Pakistani stand-up comedian Umar Rina, followed by other comedians that change regularly. 

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Be sure to purchase tickets and reserve your seats here before heading down. You can look forward to an intimate performance since the tables and stage are pretty close to each other.

Price: From $15
Address: 69 Circular Road, #01-01, 049423
Date and time: Tuesday, 8PM-9.45PM
Website

 

5. Talk Cock Comedy – open mic sessions for anyone to join

 

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If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the world of stand-up comedy, check out Talk Cock Comedy (from $10) at Blu Jaz Cafe. It hosts open-mic comedy night where both amateur and experienced comedians can book a 5-minute slot. If you don’t intend to take the stage, just sit back and have a good laugh over the jokes cracked by local and international comedians.

Price: From $10
Address: 11 Bali Lane, Historic Kampong Glam, Singapore 189848
Dates and time: Wednesday, 8.30PM
Website

 

BONUS: RIOT! – hosted by local drag queen Becca D’Bus

 

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RIOT! Is a theatrical drag show cum comedy (from $25) hosted monthly by sassy drag queen Becca D’Bus where you can expect to be entertained by some filthy humour. The best part? Expect funky costumes, colourful wigs, and over-the-top makeup during the song and dance performances. There’ll also be plenty of interaction with the crowd. 

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Stay tuned to their website for more information about the venues and be sure to purchase tickets in advance. 

Price: From $25
Address: Depends on the show
Dates: Varies each month
Website

 

Comedy shows in Singapore

 

These stand-up comedy shows also conveniently located in the CBD area so you can zip over after work for some jokes and laughter over a tipple.