Laughter is good for the soul, at least that’s what we’ve heard. If you’re in the mood for zany puns, side-splitting gags, and sparkling banter, check out these five upcoming comedy shows in Singapore for a night of amusement.
Ah, Alaska. Also known as Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 or Justin Honard, the American drag superstar famously won over viewers’ hearts when she was runner-up in the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, returning for the second season of its All Stars series to snatch the winning title.
Always serving iconic looks and a slice of deadpan humor, the platinum blonde goddess remained in the limelight to show off her musical prowess, releasing her debut album Anus in 2015, followed by Poundcake the next year. Now that she’s bringing her catchy hits and comic banter to our shores, you’ll be rocking out with your claws out for this one.
Aug 27, 8pm at Shine Auditorium. $98-$138.
Inspired by “vaudeville style,” Comedy Cabaret puts on a two-hour show of rib-tickling action hosted by riotous local drag queen Becca D’Bus. Scottish comedian Scott Agnew headlines, sharing the stage with burlesque performer Aura Hahn, magicians Alexander Yuen and Douglas Chia, and stand-up names Sam See and Stephanie Chan.
June 28, 8pm at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT. $48.
Homegrown talent and household name Hossan Leong hits the big 5-0 this year, and in true Hossan Leong style, he’s celebrating extravagantly in the spotlight. Over the course of the show’s two-week run, the Singapore Boy will tickle your funny bone as he talks and sings about living through six tourism slogans, three recessions, two international airports, and one government.
Aug 14-31; Tues-Fri 8pm, Sat-Sun 3pm & 8pm at Drama Centre Theatre. $40-$75.
The Bombay-based improv master brings his “Fresher Thoughts” show to our shores this year with plenty of one-liners and witty zingers. Starting out in the scene in 2013, Kamra later went viral for his “Patriotism & The Government” YouTube video, and followed it up with a popular podcast, “Shut Up Ya Kunal.” If you’re looking for political comedy with an edge, he’s your man.
July 20, 8pm at Nexus Auditorium. $55-$79.
The stand-up comedian and TV show host, best known for being the man behind the famous anchor desk of The Daily Show, is stopping by Singapore (and Hong Kong) for the Asian leg of his “Loud and Clear” tour. For those who haven’t followed his work before, Noah previously toured his first one-man comedy show in 2009, making waves in the stand-up scene with his quips on race, culture, identity, and politics.
If you enjoyed seeing him take on topics like the “black friend” defense and tell tales of the time he stood in as Jay-Z’s bodyguard for the night, you may wanna get in line for tickets to his gig here.
Aug 19 at The Star Theatre. Tickets go on sale on May 24, 10am. $98-$198.