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The best comedy clubs in Singapore

Need a good laugh? Tickle your funny bone at these comedy clubs

By Cam Khalid

The comedy scene in Singapore might not be as vibrant as the offerings in New York, but that’s not stopping us from grabbing front row seats at these comedy clubs for their cans of HA-HAs. Whether it's located above your favourite boozer or at an eclectic music venue, these comedy clubs have plenty of seasoned comics and newcomers to go around for some belly laughs.

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Comedy at Canvas

Comedy Comedy clubs Raffles Place

An absolute icon, this funny diva needs no introduction. Kumar is arguably one of Singapore's finest comedians. His set is laced with political gags, crude humour and jokes that hit close to home. Book your Tuesdays for an evening with the comic legend in all his drag queen glory at Comedy at Canvas. Plus, Canvas' Happy Hour runs 'till late on Tuesdays. A happy session, no doubt!

The Merry Lion Comedy Cafe & Bar

Comedy Comedy clubs Raffles Place

As its name suggests, The Merry Lion Comedy Cafe & Bar is the only venue in Singapore that brings the jokes on-stage full-time. Prepare to be in stitches at its weekly open-mic sessions that showcase both local and international comics who never fail to deliver the best punchlines and witty one-liners.

Comedy Masala
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Comedy Masala at Hero's

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Besides repping as a bar that serves up ice cold beers and pub grub, as well as live music performances and regular screenings of sports games by the river, Hero's also hosts Comedy Masala on Tuesday nights. The comedy series has some of the world's favourite wisecrackers up on stage.

Blu Jaz Cafe
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Talk Cock Comedy at Blu Jaz Cafe

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Apart from being one of Singapore's eclectic music venues, Blu Jaz Cafe has also garnered a reputation for its dose of humour. Brought to you by the folks at The Comedy Club, The Talk Cock Comedy stage-takeover happens every Wednesday night and features both amateur and professional stand-up comedians from all walks of life. For more comedy goodness from The Comedy Club at various locations, follow its Facebook page.

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Chandler's Comedy Night at Central Perk

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For fans of the 90s sitcom Friends, this café is an absolute dream. It houses multiple sets modelled after the hit TV series with the main one being Central Perk, the cosy coffee shop with the iconic mustard plush couch. But if you like your coffee with a spoonful of jokes, check out Chandler's Comedy Night, aptly named after the group jokester. More than Chandler's lsit of signature one-liners, expect a line-up of guest comedians and stand-up stars including the fastest mind in Singapore comedy – Kumar.

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First Class Comedy at Fullerton

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Fly first class to the classy Post Bar for top-tier comedy that will have you feeling sky-high with laughter. The monthly comedy affair takes over the sophisticated venue with an international line-up of wisecrackers who knows no boundaries, delivering witty gag and thigh-slapping quip. Previous stage takeovers include Comedy Masala's Umar Rana, Malaysia's Kavin Jay and Australia's Simon Taylor.


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