Chuckle till your sides split at these places 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 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.
Where to watch comedy shows in Singapore
1. Comedy Masala
Tickle your funny bone with Comedy Masala, a weekly live comedy series started by comedian Umar Rana. Arguably the hottest comedy night in Boat Quay, it has seen famous stand-up comedians from all over the world gracing the stage. And now that comedy is back in action, head over to Hero’s every Tuesday for fun times. Upcoming names on the performing line-up include Matt Chalmers, Dwayne Perkins, Keren Bala Devan and Prakash Daniel. Oh, and 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
2. East Coast Comedy at Crane
What’s in the East Coast plan, you ask? Comedians! The funniest people in our city are bringing their best jokes to Joo Chiat at this regular Friday night series. Each show boasts a different host and line-up; past names that have hit the stage include local icons like Rishi Budhrani and Jinx Yeo. Pop by earlier for a drink before the performance kicks off at 8pm.
East Coast Comedy at Crane, Crane Joo Chiat, 281 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427535
3. The Lemon Stand Comedy Club
Touted as Asia’s largest full-time comedy club, this new space at Bugis flings open its doors in July. Make a date with the club for its grand opening nights (from 14 July), where you’ll enjoy good food and drinks, as well as chuckle-worthy jokes from headliner Jinx Yeo. Also look forward to open mic nights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for sharp zingers from fresh and familiar faces.
The Lemon Stand Comedy Club, #01-02, 12 Queen Street, Singapore 188553
4. Comedy at Ikigai
Want to get up close and personal with the city’s funniest drag queen? Hit up Ikigai Izakaya for rollin’ laughs with Kumar every Monday (in June and July; check the restaurant’s Facebook page for more dates). You’ll be guaranteed gut-tickling giggles from the veteran comedian who pokes fun at anything and everything Singaporean and beyond.
Comedy at Ikigai, Ikigai Izakaya, #B1-01/06, The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416
Go ahead and get the giggles at these comedy shows in Singapore.