Stand-Up Comedy Live in Singapore

Stand-Up Comedy Live in Singapore

Proudly contributing to the Singapore arts scene as the nation’s first and only dedicated comedy club, The Merry Lion brings some of the best comedy from all over the world right to your doorstep.

Open five days a week, Fridays and Saturdays feature the best international headliners whilst weekdays see everything from showcases to open-mics, from improv comedy to spoken word.

Located along the bustling Circular Rd., the nearest MRT stations are Clarke Quay (3 mins) & Raffles Place (7 mins)


Every Monday from 8 pm - Free Stand Up Comedy Open Mic Night

Say goodbye to your Monday blues because laughter is the best medicine! Come down to Monday night comedy for a free open mic show. Every great comedian starts out at an open mic just like this. Watch the future of the comedy scene test new jokes and polish old material. The best part about it is that it's free! Bring your friends or colleagues to watch stand up comedy in it's most raw form.

The Merry Lion located on the third floor above Bollywood Dhoom opposite BK eating house. The bar is open till 12 am with drinks and food. If you are interested to try stand up comedy, drop the Facebook page a message and we will get back to you shortly.

To perform, please email [email protected]


SPOKE & BIRD #31: Norah Lea & Venezia May

After an unforgettable February edition, and two collaborations with Books Actually at Yong Siak St. and Textures 2020 at the Arts House, Spoke & Bird March 2020 returns to the Merry Lion with a double-barrel powerhouse of TWO INCREDIBLE WOMEN POETS, (oh hey, just in time for international women's month, too!) eco-poet VENEZIA MAY and multidisciplinary artist NORAH LEA.

POETRY OPEN MIC:
Will run as usual with 12 5-minute slots available. Each open mic-er will be given 5 minutes to perform any number of poems. Sign up for a spot below or email [email protected]

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2020
DOORS OPEN: 7.30PM
SHOW: 8.15PM-10.30PM
ADDRESS: The Merry Lion Comedy Cafe & Bar
#03-00, 8b Circular Road, Singapore 049364
NEAREST MRT: Clarke Quay and Raffles Place
ENTRY FEE: $5 (open mic-ers by donation)


Siao Char Bors Comedy March 2020

SIAO CHAR BOR /siah-u tsa bo/Noun
1. A crazy, loud or unreasonable woman
2. Folks who don't obey society's rules
SIAO CHAR BORS is a stand up open mic night with a difference. We are a night for people who are not afraid to be themselves: Weirdos, Queerdos, women who have been told that they've been too opinionated, anyone who has ever felt like they don't quite fit in and generally awesome people.

We aim to be a platform to highlight acts whose voices don't often get heard in mainstream entertainment, particularly those who are female, LGBTQ+ and allies. We welcome all kinds of performance, including stand up comedy, music, storytelling, spoken word, improv, drag, interpretative dance, performance art and mime, as long as it makes us laugh.

Want to try your hand at stand up?
Sign up for our open mic by messaging Siao Char Bor Comedy!

HEADLINER: TO BE CONFIRMED!


The Merry Lion Presents: Sam See (SIN)

Sam See is part of Asia's new wave of stand-up comedians, entertaining audiences from around the globe for over half a decade with his unique blend of jokes, stories and improvized humour. Based in Singapore, he has worked with comedians like Dara Ó Briain (IRE/UK), Bert Kreischer (US), Gina Yashere (US/UK), Peter Berner (AUS) & Kevin Bridges (SCO). He has also headlined shows internationally, in cities like Melbourne, Malaysia, Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, Oman and the Philippines.

"★★★★ There’s real steel in his comedic bones" - BROADWAYBABY

"Edgelord comedians take note...people will be happy to pay to spend an hour in such charming company" - CHORTLE

The Merry Lion Presents: Sam See (SIN)
Fri & Sat, 27 & 28 March 2020,
Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in


Delta Force Improv! Fear and Loathing in Singapore!

Join Delta Force Improv, Singapore's pre-eminent sketch comedy and experi-mental long-form improv specialists, as they, once again, brave the elements to dazzle and delight you with world-class improvisation at Singapore's only full-time comedy club, The Merry Lion Comedy Club and Cafe.

Inspired by legendary Gonzo journalist, best-selling author and counter-culture icon Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005), Delta Force launches it's most ambitious and daring show to date, Fear and Loathing in Singapore!

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 at 8 PM – 9:30 PM @The Merry Lion


The Merry Lion Presents: Aman Alhamid: Comedy Magic!

Aman Alhamid is back at The Merry Lion! After a great showing in February, Aman returns for another night, this time joined by guest comedians, it's a night of absolute hilarity and exciting mystery not to be missed!

Aman Alhamid is an award winning corporate comedy magician with almost 20 years of experience.

He has performed for royalty in Brunei as well as for many Fortune 500 companies all around Asia and was also featured on Asia's Got Talent.

Showtime: Thurs, 2nd Apr 2020, 8.00 pm
$10 online $15 at the door


Deepak Chandran (IND)

Deepak Chandran is a rising star in the Asian comedy scene. A resident of Singapore, he has lived in eight countries over the past 10 years, helping white people fix their computer problems.

A Techie by day, comic by night Deepak jokes about Math problems, Office Culture, Family, Religion, Social issues, Politics, Racism, First World problems and anything that could be made fun of.

The Merry Lion Presents: Deepak Chandran
Fri & Sat, 3 & 4 April 2020
Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in


Collin Christopher (SIN)

Gaining a cult following for his notorious brand of dark comedy, Collin Christopher is one of Southeast Asia’s rising stars!

Treading the fine line between shock and awe, Collin is unafraid to push the boundaries of comedy, digging into the deepest crevices of society with irreverence and (occasionally) profound intelligence.

Winner of the Magner’s “So You Think You’re Funny” Comedy Competition in Singapore, Collin makes his headliner debut at Singapore’s home of comedy, where we promise nothing but hilarity and for this week only, a little bit of terror.

"The darkest comedian in Asia. You will laugh even when you don't want to"
- Stand Up Asia

The Merry Lion Presents: Collin Christopher (SIN)
Fri & Sat, 10th & 11th April 2020
Showtime: 8pm (doors open 6:30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in


Lemon Stand by Liam 'Lemon' McDonald w. Host Jinx Yeo!

Starting his comedy career in the heart of the Lion City, Canadian Liam McDonald, better known as Lemon, has been entertaining audiences across South East Asia for close to a decade!

Combining both music and comedy to hilarious effect, Lemon Stand is his debut one-hour show.

Hosted by the legendary Jinx Yeo, this one night only extravaganza is not to be missed!

Lemon Stand by Liam 'Lemon' McDonald w. Host Jinx Yeo!
Wednesday, 15th April 2020,
Showtime: 8pm
Tickets: $15 online / $20 walk-in


Matt Chalmers (SCO)

Scotsman Matt lives a weird life. He was raised in Bahrain and plays golf professionally.

In 2017 he was a finalist of the Magner’s International Comedy Competition and has since gone on to headliner the best rooms in Singapore!

From Comedy Masala to countless other gigs islandwide, In January this year, Matt also had the privilege to open for Irish legend Ardal O’Hanlon!

The Merry Lion Presents: Matt Chalmers (SCO)
Friday, 17th April 2020,
Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 at the door


Rishi Budhrani (SIN)

After being fired from his father’s tailoring business, Rishi used all that leftover material to make history by becoming the first Singaporean to win the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition and perform at the Gotham Comedy Club and Comic Strip Live in NYC, and The Comedy and Magic Club in Los Angeles.

“Winner”
- Hong Kong International Comedy Competition 2012

The Merry Lion Presents: Rishi Budhrani (SIN)
Saturday, 18th April 2020,
Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in


The Singapore International Comedy Competition 2020!

n conjunction with the Magners International Comedy Festival 2020, Singapore's Home of Comedy presents the hottest comedy competition in Asia!

Comprising two nights of heats and a grand final on Saturday, contestants stand a chance to win $1000, a trophy, and the chance to perform at the Magners International Comedy Festival in September.

Comics from absolutely anywhere in the world are welcome to join, and if you think you've got what it takes, send a 3-5 min video clip to [email protected] with the subject line "I WANT TO COMPETE @ SICC 2020"

Places are limited, so send in those videos quick!

Further details of the show will be released at a later date, but if you have any questions, email [email protected]!


Wankaton Wednesdays (Yes, That's the Name They Wanted)

Somewhere between a weekly showcase and an open mic, Wankaton Wednesdays (yes, that's the name they decided on), will feature some of the best local and foreign acts available!

A surefire way to cure your mid-week blues, at only $10 this show is not to be missed!

Wankaton Wednesdays
Every Wednesday @ 8pm
Tickets: $10 online / $15 walk-in


A big fan of comedy, but also a big fan of savings? The Merry Lion Membership is just the thing for you!

The Merry Lion Membership gives you 12 free tickets to any show of your choosing over a one year period! Go alone, with a date or with eleven friends at one go, as long as you're laughing and saving at the same time! Want to make a surprise? You can buy the Membership at the bar itself! Payable by cash or by NETS, we'll make sure you keep coming back for more great comedians and more great times, only at The Merry Lion!

HOW IT WORKS:
After you purchase a membership, whenever you want to redeem one of your tickets, simply drop us an email with the subject 'Member's Ticket' to check availability for the show of your choosing, and we'll sort your entry out!

Terms & Conditions apply. We reserve rights to not allow ticket claims for shows due to unforeseen circumstances.

How to get there


The Merry Lion is located at 8b Circular Road, Level 3, Singapore, 049364
(Across the road from BK Eating House, Above Bollywood Dhoom)


The small print
All shows are rated 18+
No refunds
Line-ups may change.
Laughter is guaranteed


Location Map

The Merry Lion

Circular Road, The Merry Lion Comedy Cafe And Bar, Singapore

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