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, two of the Lion City’s best stand-ups are coming to Hanoi on Friday Sep. 25.
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 at the House of Son Tinh will be local stand-ups from the ever-more-hilarious Hanoi Comedy Collective.
Singapore, serious? You’re having a laugh!
Jinx Yeo and Kristel Zweers play Hanoi on Friday Sep. 25 at House of Son Tinh, 31 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi (Entrance: 150k, Show: 8pm). The ticket price includes a complimentary bottle of Spanish beer, Estrella Damm. For more information email [email protected] The info’s on Facebook, too. Click on facebook.com/sontinhloungebar to get your fill.
31 Xuân Diệu, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam