Singapore is a pretty serious kind of place, right? Not so say the Island State’s growing roster of professional comedians. And to prove this to you, we’re bringing two of the Lion City’s best stand-ups to Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday Sep. 24.
The first runner-up at the 2011 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition, Jinx Yeo is archetypal Singapore… Serious yet hysterically funny, he’s sharply observant and with an imagination that bewilders even the most flexible of inflexible minds.
Described as “going for the jugular...” and “a breath of fresh air” by Singaporean rag, Today Online, Jinx has shared the stage with a veritable selection of international comedy heavyweights including Emo Philips, Ted Alexandro, Arj Barker, Paul Ogata, and Saturday Night Live veteran, Rob Schneider. He has also performed to sold-out crowds in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines and China. This comic is one to be reckoned with.
Flying over with him will be the Dutch-born Kristel Zweers. The founder of the venue Comedy Café Singapore, prior to relocating to Asia, Kristel was a household name in The Netherlands appearing on the Dutch version of Whose Line is it Anyway? and touring the Bene part of the Benelux countries with four, one-woman, 90-minute shows.
Moving to Singapore in 2013 saw Kristel deal with a new challenge, the need to perform in English. And she has done just that, strutting her laughter inducing around the region and as part of two all-female shows, Show Us Your Wits and The Comedy Heels Troupe. This gal doesn’t just make ‘em laugh, she makes ‘em fall right off their seats.
Supporting Jinx and Kristel will be a roster of Vietnam-based comedians including Canadian musican comedian Diana Bailey.
Singapore, serious? You’re having a laugh!
Jinx Yeo and Kristel Zweers play on Thursday Sep. 24 at Game On, 115 Ho Tung Mau, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City (Entrance: 200k, Doors: 8pm). For more information or to book tables, email [email protected] or [email protected] The info’s on Facebook, too. Click on facebook.com/saigoninternationalcomedy
115 Hồ Tùng Mậu, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam