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]

Wednesdays, on 4, 11, 18 December Jinx Yeo: Remixed!

“Roars of Laughter! - ★★★★”
-The West Australian

After sell-out runs across Asia and beyond, award-winning comedian Jinx Yeo is back for more!

With regular shows throughout December and January, Jinx Yeo: Remixed features brand new material plus some of the greatest hits, remixed!

Nominated for Best Comedy at the Fringe World Awards 2018, Jinx's hard-hitting punchlines, effortless delivery, and witty material, earned him a first-runner up spot at the 2011 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition and a Finalist spot in the America Meet World Global Comedy Competition (2014).

Comedy Central Asia’s ‘Comedian of the Month in June 2015, Jinx has also featured on Channel 5’s Ok Chope as well as ABC TV’s Comedy Up Late. A product of strict, conservative, Asian parents, Jinx’s comedy combines anti-authoritarian influences, attained from his studies in the US, as well as a fresh perspective, untouched by many comedians - let alone many Singaporeans.

Wednesdays at 8pm on 4, 11, and 18 December
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in

Friday, 27 & Saturday, 28 December at 8 pm - Qamarul Haziq (SIN)

From the heartlands of Singapore, Qamarul, better known as Qam has risen through the ranks of the comedy scene ever since his debut in 2015. He has since appeared on Comedy Central Asia’s Stand Up Asia! Season 4 (2019), the Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival (2017), and Wild Rice Singapore’s Theatre festival (2017).

Qam has also opened for notable comedians Alonzo Bodden, Dwayne Perkins, Tom Green, and Singapore’s very own Fakkah Fuzz.

With his unique comedy stylings covering everything from push-ups in NS to his eating habits, Qam’s debut headline show is bound to leave audience falling off their chairs in laughter, and is not to be missed!

Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in

Saturday, 21 December - 8pm - 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.

- Hong Kong International Comedy Competition 2012

Since then, Rishi has been invited to headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, India, China and Sri Lanka. Locally, Rishi was seen in comedy productions like Dream Academy’s Happy Ever Laughter, The Noose and Kakis stage show, and was the comedian-host of the annual hit comedy, Kings and Queen of Comedy Asia 2015.

He is also a writer and regular panelist on Singapore’s first ever comedy panel show to be broadcast on live TV, OK CHOPE. He was also featured on Comedy Central Asia’s first ever, original TV showcase titled Stand-up Asia. In addition to performing as a comedian, Rishi has written humor columns for Esquire, sketches for TV shows like The Noose and also for theatre shows, Meenah & Cheena and The Rishi & Sharul Show. Rishi enjoys the fact the he can travel the world using jokes as a currency and he also likes to hum when he pees

-The Star Online, Malaysia

Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in

Friday, 20 December - 8pm - Sharul Channa (SIN)

From ‘pottymouth’ to Singapore’s only full-time female comedian, Sharul Channa has been called many things. But she is also arguable one of the funniest comedians to come out of Singapore in recent years!

Since her first performance at an open mic some years ago, she has gone on to perform in Austraia, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, and India. Sharul was also the first Singaporean to be selcted for the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2016.

Having struggled to rise to fame in a male dominated industry, Sharul bided her time by part-time acting and voice-over jobs, eventually getting her to where she is today.

Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in

Friday & Saturday, 13 & 14 December - 8pm - Joanna Sio (HK)

"Clever, snappy and very funny"
- Daily Review, Australia

Joanna Sio is an improviser and a stand-up comedian from Hong Kong. She won second place at the 2012 HK International Comedy Competition while she was 9 months' pregnant.

She was part of Singapore's very first all-female touring comedy troupe, 'Comedy on Heels'. She has performed live stand-up and improvisation all over the world, and was also featured in numerous comedy festivals, including the Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival, Manila Improv Festival, the Magner’s International Comedy Festival, Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival and Fringe World.

She was invited to perform in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015, the first troupe of 'Comedy Zone Asia' and represented Hong Kong to compete in Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World Competition in 2016. She used to live and perform in Singapore before she moved to a lovely renaissance town in Central Europe, where she set up an English.

Comedy scene with a non-English speaking population.

Now she is back, but for 2 nights only.

Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in

Saturday, 7 December - 10.30pm - The Saturday Night Comedy Late Show ft. Andrew Packer (CAN)

A Vancouver based comedian and founder of Jokes N Tokes Comedy, Andrew Packer has worked alongside the likes of Pablo Francisco, Brendan Schaub, and Sam Tripoli, to name a few.

His podcast, The Joker Broker Podcast, sees Andrew team up with good friend and insurance broker Sam Jazzayeri, to debunk theories of stand-up comedy and insurance. Yes, that's stand-up comedy and insurance.

Having gigged at the JFL 42 Festival in Toronto and the JFL Northwest Festival in Vancouver, Andrew is fresh off his debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is bound to bring you a one-night only extravaganza of funny!

Showtime: 10.30pm
Tickets: $10 online / $15 walk-in

Friday & Saturday, 6 & 7 Dec - 8pm - Jacky Ng (SIN)

At 25 years old, Jacky is one of Singapore's yougnest professional comedians. With a unique sense of style and humour, Jacky's wacky stories and astute observations make him one of the most popular figures in the local comedy scene.

"One of the fastest rising stars of the Singapore stand-up scene!"

- The Comedy Club Asia (Singapore)

Having performed at shows across Asia, Jacky was also the youngest comedian to perform at the Singapore Comedy Fringe in 2016. Besides that, Jacky has also supported international acts such as Stewart Goldsmith, Hannibal Buress, and Stephen Carlin, to name a few.

Jacky also performs short form comedy improv with The Latecomers, who were the winners of The first ever Singapore Improv Championships at the Singapore Improv Festival 2016."

Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 walk-in

Thursday, 5 December - 8pm - Lynn Ruth Miller - I Never Said I Was Nice

The poster girl for growing old, the only thing that frightens Lynn is her own reflection. Going strong at 85 years old, Lynn punctuates her hate for ageism with shocking stories about dating octogenarians. The oldest female stand-up in the business (RIP Joan Rivers), this show promises to remind young people that you too can be absolutely outrageous, but only when you're too old to give a damn.

Following a career as a writer, tutor, and newspaper columnist, Ohio-born Lynn Ruth Miller decided to hobble onto a comedy stage at the tender age of 71. Her self-published book Starving Hearts received critical acclaim as an autobiographical novel recounting her struggle with bulimia and an overbearing mother, reminding others with eating disorders that just like Lynn, they too could help themselves.

Dubbed the new Joan Rivers of Fringe Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival (it helps when the old one dies) - Lynn is a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, The Stand in Scotland, and The International in Dublin, where her unique blend of storytelling, cabaret, and stand-up comedy continue to prove that her aging is amazing!

Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tickets: $20 online / $30 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!

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.

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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