The Night at the Library is an annual event that highlights the library as a lifestyle destination and social learning space. Get ready for loads of laughter as Night at the Library returns this year with humour, jokes and punchlines aplenty. After scaring the wits out of many last year with our horror theme, this popular event is back with comedy as its new attraction. Through dark humour, absurd stories, and even witty poems, the National Library Board hopes to have you laughing out loud long after the sun has set. This event will run from 23 to 28 November 2020, and will feature stand-up comedies, comic illustrations, and light-hearted live chats with Singlit authors.
Live with SingLit Authors – Imran Hashim: Travel & Dating Culture in Paris vs Singapore
Moderated by Olivia Ho, Arts Correspondent with The Straits Times.
Date: 27 November 2020, Friday
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Stay tuned here: https://go.gov.sg/comedy-night
While travel is off the cards for most of us, join author of Annabelle Thong Imran Hashim as he takes you on a romantic trip to Paris, exploring its life and dating culture. Through real stories and encounters, Imran sheds light on traveling around Paris, the cultural differences (or shocks) encountered and discusses the differences (or lack thereof) in Paris’ dating scene vs Singapore’s.
Imran Hashim fell in love with France a little late in life but made up for it by studying French with a vengeance at university, and then going on to the Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris for his postgraduate studies. His time in Paris was a period of self-discovery, chief amongst which was an undying love for pear tarts and French swear words.
Stand-up comedy – Pulp Therapy with Mel Lee and Stephanie Dogfoot
Date: 28 November 2020, Saturday
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bejfUdvqIY
Join Mel Lee and Stephanie Dogfoot as they commiserate over their dating woes and recommend one another books that could change the courses of their dating lives.
Mel Lee has a degree in cultural anthropology and theatre studies with a successful career in body-based performance as a dancer, writer and creator.
Stephanie Dogfoot is a poet and comedian. As the writer of Roadkill for Beginners, a poetry collection published by Math Paper Press, she is both a Singapore (2010) and UK Slam (2012) champion, and has represented both countries in international poetry slams. Her work has been featured at the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival, the George Town Literary Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Glastonbury Festival and many others. She has toured Germany, Australia, Southeast Asia and most recently, North America with her poetry. She currently curates and hosts a monthly poetry night called Spoke & Bird which features local and international poets. As a stand up comedian, she has been performing and hosting regularly since 2015, and was first runner up in Singapore’s first Roast Tournament in 2019. She runs a comedy and storytelling night called Siao Char Bors which aims to highlight female comedians. She has opened for local and international comics such as Kumar and John Green and has performed in Australia, Thailand, Malaysia and at the Edinburgh Fringe.