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]


Every Thursday in January at 8 pm - 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.

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


Friday, 17 & Saturday, 18 January from 8 pm - Ben Quinlan (HK)

“Great stage presence. Likeable, professional, and hilarious!”
-TakeOut Comedy

“Infections stage presence, highly entertaining, 100% hilarious”
-Michael Harrison

“Funny. Charming. Talented”
-Jim Brewsky, 2014 & 2015 Winner, Hong Kong Comedy Competition

Raised by an Australian father and a Chinese mother, Ben Quinlan is a true blue Hong Konger. Regularly headlining Asia’s best comedy clubs, Ben has gigged everywhere from Singapore to Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, Manila to Taipei, and even Cambodia! His past 10 one-hour comedy specials sold out almost instantly, making him a household name in the Asian comedy circuit.

Winner of the 2017 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition, Ben appeared on Comedy Central Asia’s Stand-up Asia Season 2. Besides this, Ben Quinlan has also opened for numerous international comedians, including Russell Howard, Kevin Bridges, and Doug Stanhope!

When he’s not donning his comedy hat, Ben is a regular TEDx speaker and a renowned keynote presenter in the booming financial services industry. Regularly interviewed by leading news channels (Bloomberg, Reuters, and CNBC to name a few) as the CEO of his own strategy consulting firm, Ben brings a unique blend of his corporate experience to the hallowed halls of stand-up comedy, and he comes to Singapore for two nights only!

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


Friday, 24 - Monday, 27 January - How to be Funny - A Comedy Crash Course by Aidan Killian!

Learn how to do stand-up comedy in one weekend of intensive learning with The Merry Lion's very own Aidan Killian!
 
From basics in public speaking to building and releasing tension in an audience, come join this once in a lifetime opportunity where a master comedian shows you not only how to be funny, but how to make a mark on your audiences.
 
Spread across three days, this workshop culminates in a live performance where participants put themselves to the test in front of a live audience!
 
At an affordable $250, this workshop is a surefire way to learn the ins and outs of the funny business, and maybe unleash something in you that you never knew you had!

About Aidan Killian

A passion-driven ex-banker that used to teach comedy, story-telling, and public speaking at the Gaiety School in Ireland, Aidan Killian is a master performer with over 10 years of experience in stand-up comedy.
 
A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aidan was a 'Highlight' at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival and was nominated for Best Comedian at the 2017 World Fringe in Perth, Australia.
 
Showrunner of Asia's largest comedy festival - the Magners International Comedy Fest - Aidan is a brilliant comedian and inspiring teacher, the perfect combination for a weekend of hilarity.
Fri, 24th Jan - 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Sat, 25th Jan - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sun, 26th Jan - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Mon, 27th Jan - Graduation gig
 
Fee: $250 Early Bird ($350 Regular)
Participants are required to commit to all days of the workshop.
 
For more details please email [email protected]

Friday, 24 & Saturday, 25 January from 8pm - Double Trouble w. Matt Chalmers (SCO) & Siraj Aziz (SIN)!

Bringing January 2020 to a close, The Merry Lion is proud to present a night of pure unadulterated comedy with two times as many headliners! Holding dearly to the principles of globalisation, we’ve got an Indian and a Scotsman - yes, we know it sounds like the setup to an internet joke.

Siraj Aziz (SIN)

Thirty years old, married, Indian, and Muslim. Sharing his thoughts on the above and then some, Siraj is a powerhouse of funny bringing a unique take on all things domestic, religious, and political. He tells these jokes with his wife’s permission.

And his mum’s too!

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, Matt has also had the privilege to open for Irish legend Ardal O’Hanlon!

These two debut headliners are bound to leave you in stitches and are not to be missed! 

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


Friday, 7 & Saturday, 8 February from 8 pm: Dave Thompson (UK)

One of the best comedians on the comedy circuit.” 
-Stewart Lee.

“A complete gentleman.”  
-Matt Lucas.

“The weirdest dude on the face of the earth”. 
-Time Out

Having performed stand-up in over 43 countries and four cruise ships, Dave Thompson’s deadpan one-liners and absurd persona have seen him gigging for over 20 years! Dave was also, yes this is true, for being fired from the role of Tinky Winky in the world-famous children’s TV show, Teletubbies!

He’s opened for the likes of Harry Hill, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Ben Elton, Phil Nichol, Omid Djalili, Stewart Lee, and Jim Tavare!

Dave has acted in four feature films. He played Dave the comedian in ‘Maybe Baby’, written and directed by Ben Elton, and the porn star in ‘I Want Candy’, directed by Stephen Surgit (unfortunately his scene didn’t make the final edit). Dave’s third film ‘Huge’, was directed by Ben Miller and was released in July 2011. His fourth film is ‘Harry Hill – The Movie’. It was released in December 2013 and stars Harry Hill, Julie Walters, and Matt Lucas.

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


Friday, 14 & Saturday, 15 February at 8pm - Greg Larsen (AUS)

“Unashamed, unapologetic, and likely some form of deranged genius.”
- Pedestrian.tv, 2019

Greg Larsen is a multi-award-winning Australian comedian and writer who has written for, and appeared on numerous TV shows including: Ronny Chieng: International Student, Get Krack!n, Fancy Boy (2017 AWGIE award winner), and was a presenter on the satirical news show Tonightly with Tom Ballard on the ABC.

Greg has also spent over a decade as a live performer and stand-up comic, and has won awards for his live shows Fancy Boy Variety Show, and True Australian Patriots at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He also makes up one third of the hit sketch comedy podcast: The Grub, with fellow comics Anne Edmonds and Ben Russell.

Greg is currently touring in promotion of his new 2020 live show: This Might Not Be Hell, which has received the prestigious Moosehead Award.

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


Friday, 28 & Saturday, 29 Feb from 8pm - Papi Zak (MAS)

Having firmly established himself as one of the golden boys of the Malaysian comedy circuit, Papi Zak just happens to be the biggest comedian in Malaysia - by size.

Writing and performing stand-up comedy for over 12 years, he brings a quirky brand of humour to Koh Samui, with witty observations on the absurdities of everyday life, Papi Zak has worked in the production of various TVCs as well as on LiteFM and RedFM (Malaysia).

Tremendous in more than one way, Papi Zak's unique comedic stylings are enjoyed by people of all ages.

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!

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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