Every month, we’ll tell you about new TV shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. We’ll also highlight the television shows that you’ve got to be home (or on your phone) to catch every month.
The central premise of 50 First Dates has been so popular that there have been three remakes of the film in different languages, with 50 First Kisses being the latest version of the seemingly timeless tale — on the island of Hawaii, a playboy finds true love in the form of a woman who relives the same day over and over again, unable to form any new memories after a terrible accident. The Japanese remake, however, throws us a pair of uncharismatic leads in the form of Takayuki Yamada (Daisuke) and Masami Nagasawa (Rui).
Brother of the Year is one of those films that defy categorisation because the story veers into wildly different emotional beats at times. While it has some romantic comedy elements, the Thai film also goes into family drama territory. If you’re not a fan of slapstick, you can skip the first quarter of the film — which sees the reunion of older brother Chut (Sunny Suwanmethanont) and younger sister Jane (Urassaya Sperbund) after having lived apart for years.
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) Cultural Extravaganza will kick off its three-week long fiesta in May by paying tribute to Singapore’s comedy icons of past and present through a new theatre performance. Masters of Comedy – staged by local theatre group Toy Factory – will trace the stories of Singapore’s comedy stars over the years, including comic duo Wang Sha and Ye Feng, Mark Lee, Hui Ge, Bai Yan and Jack Neo.
The last weekend of April sees a flurry of events taking place around Singapore, from the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s to taking part in a slew of activities at Keep Clean, Singapore! 2018. If you’re a sports fan or if you’re just looking to have a good time, there is an event for everyone.
Filipino-American stand-up comic Jo Koy is headed to Singapore this June. Koy is bringing his Break the Mold tour to Zepp @ Big Box on 30 June 2018, announced organisers Adrian Bohm Presents & LA Comedy Live on 3 April (Tuesday). The comedian recently broke the record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets sold in November 2017.
“Tornado Girl” is a Japanese romantic comedy that’s an adaptation of the manga “A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy”. The film revolves around the main character’s efforts to woo the eponymous “Tornado Girl”, who seems irresistible to all men. “Tornado Girl” is directed by Hitoshi One.
Stalin's brutal regime was responsible for millions of deaths, so is it really something we should be laughing about? Here's what the cast think.
Meet Dr Jason Leong, a Malaysian doctor turned comedian, as he speaks to Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore about his change in profession, his mother's reaction to it, and the differences between performing in Malaysia and Singapore. He also talks about his thoughts about Singapore and his admiration for former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Leong will be making his first solo comedy performance, "You Stupid Or What?!", in Singapore at the KC Arts Centre (SRC) on 7 Oct, 8pm. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Always wanted to catch The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)? You can do so next week when London’s longest running comedy is staged in Singapore!
“Trolls” is a 3D animated comedy adventure musical based on the eponymous toy brand. It features the voice talents of Anna Kendrick (Poppy), Justin Timberlake (Branch), Zooey Deschanel (Bridget), Russell Brand (Creek), Christine Baranski (Chef), John Cleese (King Gristle Sr), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Prince Gristle Jr).
“A Chinese Odyssey Part Three (大话西游3)” is a Chinese fantasy adventure comedy that’s the sequel to 1995’s “A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora’s Box (西游记第一百零一回之月光宝盒)” and “A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (西游记大结局之仙履奇缘)”. It’s loosely based on “Journey to the West” and sees the characters from the first film attempting to right the Jade Emperor’s mistakes. It stars Han Geng (Monkey King/Joker), Karen Mok (Bak Jing-jing), Jacky Wu Jing (Longevity Monk), Gillian Chung (Thirteenth Mother of Spring), Tiffany Tang (Zixia), Sophia Hu Jing (Guan Yin), Xie Nan (Princess Iron Fan), Shawn Huang (Bull Demon King), Wang Yibo (Red Boy), Huang Zheng (Jade Emperor), and Cho Seung-youn (Pigsy).
“Crayon Shin-chan: Fast Asleep! The Great Assault on the Dreaming World!” is an animated comedy adventure film, which is the 24th in the “Crayon Shin-chan” franchise. In the movie, Shin-chan and friends explore the dream world to save their town from nightmares. It features the voice talents of Akiko Yajima (Shinnosuke Nohara), Taeko Kawata (Saki Nubatama), Miki Narahashi (Misae Nohara), Keiji Fujiwara (Hiroshi Nohara), Satomi Korogi (Himawari Nohara), Mari Mashiba (Toru Kazama, Shiro), Tamao Hayashi (Nene Sakurada), Teiyu Ichiryusai (Masao Satou), Chie Sato (Bo-chan), Ken Yasuda (Yumehiko Nubatama), and Michiko Kichise (Sayuri Nubatama).
“War Dogs” is a crime dramedy that’s based on the exploits of arms dealers Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz as they exploit the military procurement system of the US. It stars Johan Hill (Efraim Diveroli), Miles Teller (David Packouz), Ana de Armas (Iz), J.B. Blanc (Bashkim), and Bradley Cooper (Henry Girard).
Of course, when it comes to Rob Lowe, John Stamos, and Fred Savage, we already know they’re experienced at making a play for our… hard-earned cash. 11. Fred Savage for Pac-Man multi-vitamins/Fruit Roll-Ups/Fruity Marshmallow Krispies/McDonald’s The Grinder star managed to do so many commercials throughout his childhood, we felt a deep need to combine them into one big tie, and embed the Pac-Man vitamins (which, apparently, were so much better for you than Flintstone’s vitamins, mom!) because it was Savage’s first. 10. Rob Lowe for Visit California Savage’s Grinder co-star was just one of many celebs who joined in promoting tourism in 2009 in his home state during Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governorship. 9. Fred Savage for Honda Let’s be honest: Modern Fred just isn’t as adorable as little Fred.
Mindy Kaling says her tough high school years helped her become a better comedy writer. At least that was the case for Mindy Kaling. Being single also gave me time to realize my real passion: comedy.” Convinced she’d one day marry Saturday Night Live star Dana Carvey, she started auditioning for school plays.
Amy Schumer is on the August cover of Glamour. Leave it to Amy Schumer to give Glamour magazine one of the most funny, totally candid, and real interviews ever. While Schumer has been on the comedy circuit for over a decade, her deadpan, raunchy, NSFW humor is suddenly everywhere.