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.
The posters promised loud and over-the-top humour in Kumar’s signature style, but that sort of hilarity requires a lot of energy from the audience, something that you need to be prepared for. Predictably, Kumar came out in a flamboyant dress-cake (or is it a cake-dress) festooned with plenty of glittery little bits that you weren’t sure if you should be looking at. Kumar would occasionally explain a more subtle joke when it seemed to have flown over the audiences heads, but he was content to let the less overt jokes lie.
Note: This commentary contains spoilers for the movie “Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei”. Audiences watching “Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei” may be a little upset to find out that Liang Xi Mei is absent for the bulk of the film. Despite being written as a shallow, two-dimensional, dislikeable character, Mark Lee manages to imbue his role with relatability, comedy, and authenticity.
[UPDATE on Tuesday 6 February 2018, 11:18am: This show has been postponed until further notice. According to organiser LAMC Productions, the sudden change is caused by Schneider’s filming commitments]
It’s been a long time since a film had me laughing out loud in cinemas, but “Marry Me, Dude” does exactly that — despite the fact that it’s in French (which I don’t quite understand). The comedy revolves around Yassine (Tarek Boudali) and Fred (Philippe Lacheau), male buddies who embark on a sham gay marriage in France so that Yassine, who’s Moroccan, can continue staying in the country. Unfortunately, a dogged policeman is out to prove that their marriage is fake, Fred’s girlfriend is rather unhappy with the situation, Yassine’s highly traditional mother comes for a visit and his old love interest re-enters his life.
Animated comedy “Ferdinand” sees the title character, a pacifist bull with massive strength, finding himself at the centre of a plot to find a suitable bull for an ostensibly deadly bullfighter. Of course, it features talking animals, as almost every 3D-animated film does these days. In fact, it’s not clearly or visually shown why the antagonist poses such a threat to Ferdinand, especially since the opening scenes paint bullfighters as inept humans that are no match for bulls.
After all, “Pitch Perfect 2” already gave the characters an excellent send-off after graduation. Despite that, “Pitch Perfect 3” continues the story organically by introducing believable and legitimate obstacles for them — adulthood. The musical comedy sees a cappella group the Bellas reuniting for another chance to perform.
Canadian comedy icon Russell Peters is set to return to Singapore for a one-night-only show on 24 February 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“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!
The crew of the third season of American sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” got their first taste of the Chinese blessing ceremony on production sets when the series filmed in Taiwan. Chinese-majority countries, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, often hold such ceremonies to bring good luck for larger scale productions. “It was funny because the American crew didn’t know what to think of it. It was their first experience with something like that,” said Melvin Mar, executive producer of the show about a Taiwanese family that struggles to fit in and embrace the American dream after migrating in the ’90s.
Kathy Griffin will perform in Singapore at the Star Theatre on 3 November 2017. American comedian Kathy Griffin is bringing her tour “Laugh Your Head Off” to Singapore this November. Griffin, who made headlines around the world in May when she posted a controversial image of her holding what appears to be the severed head of US President Donald Trump, will perform her stand-up show at the Star Theatre on 3 November.
"Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri (クレヨンしんちゃん 襲来!!宇宙人シリリ)" is a Japanese 2D animated adventure comedy in Japanese that's the 25th instalment in the "Crayon Shin-chan" franchise. Crayon Shin-chan is also known as 蠟筆小新, or La bi Xiao xin, in Chinese.
The gang returns to Camp Firewood a decade later -- the year is 1991 -- with the exception of one.
The almighty ‘Wayne’s World’ turns 26 this year – schuh, and monkeys might fly out of our butts! Alas, it’s true, so join us as we slip on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and pull in for an extreme closeup of the 25 best gags from ‘Wayne’s World’ and its sequel.
“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).