Giggle till your sides split at these bars in Singapore that host great comedy acts – doctor's orders!
They say laughter is the best medicine, and we’ve got just the prescription for you right here – comedy nights. Gather the troops for a drinking and laughing sesh at these bars that host hilarious stand-up comedy shows in Singapore. From slapstick jokes to humour as dry as your martini, they’ll be giving you some belly-aching guffaws.
Comedy at Canvas
Singapore’s most iconic drag queen comic Kumar needs no introduction, with stand-up shows full of political gags and dirty jokes. Want to catch this local legend live? Head down to Canvas Club every month for evenings of irreverence and witty zingers. Just remember to get your tickets in advance before they sell out.
Comedy at Canvas, #B1-01/06, The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416
Tickle your funny bone with Comedy Masala, a series of open-mic sessions every Tuesday started by hilarious Pakistani stand-up personality, Umar Rana. Arguably the hottest comedy night along Boat Quay, it has seen famous stand-up comedians from all over the world gracing the stage. If you’re perfectly capable of laughing at yourself, take a seat at the front – you’ll likely find yourself the target of some good-natured ribbing.
Comedy Masala, Hero’s, 69 Circular Road, Singapore 049423
The Comedy Club Asia
Curated by the brilliant comedy guru, Jonathan Atherton, The Comedy Club features renowned names and up-and-coming ones on the stage. It has spotlighted everyone from Ronny Chieng to Abhishek Upmanyu, as well as local acts like Rishi Budhrani and Fakkah Fuzz, so keep an eye out on its Facebook page for information on shows and special guest comedy appearances.
The Comedy Club Asia, various locations.
The Merry Lion Comedy Cafe and Bar
Perhaps the only venue in Singapore that does comedy full-time, this joint hosts weekly open mic sessions on Mondays and gigs featuring local all-stars on Fridays alongside stand-up shows by regional and international acts that will leave you in stitches. It’s great for a night out too; throw a bit of banter with the mates over drinks and some tasty bar grub at the bar.
The Merry Lion Comedy Cafe and Bar, Level 3, 8B Circular Road, Singapore 049364
Chandler’s Comedy Night
Fans of the hit comedy sitcom Friends can soak up the coolly similar set of Central Perk and loosen up at Chandler’s Comedy Night. Aptly named after “the funny one”, this humorous series stars Kumar rolling out the laughs by poking fun at everything under the Singapore sun.
Chandler’s Comedy Night, #01-01, Central Mall, 1 Magazine Road, Singapore 059567