Tickets Giveaway – Singapore Comedy Fringe 2015~

Hello everyone! Laughter is the best medicine and if you want to live a happy, healthy & joy-filled life, remember to laugh often. If you are in need of a good laughing session, continue to read my blog post as i am having a giveaway to a COMEDY show! 😀

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The Comedy Club Asia is proud to present the Singapore Comedy Fringe 2015. This five-day event will feature a stellar line-up of some of the best regional and international comedic talents. It will take place from the 9th to 13th of June at the DBS Arts Centre.

Taking the stage at this ground-breaking event are some of the biggest International names in standup comedy, including Harith Iskander (MAL), Kumar (SIN), Vir Das (IND), Butch Bradley (USA), Peter Berner (ASU), Imran Yusuf (UK) plus rising stars from Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Philippines. The Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival promises to be lots of fun and lots of laughs.

The Singapore Comedy Fringe is jointly organized by The Comedy Club Asia– a home-grown company fostering comedy talent throughout the Asian region. The Comedy Club Asia has been organizing live stand up comedy shows since 2008. Their mix of international monthly shows, local open mic nights and international gala shows at the esplanade (e.g. Kings & Queen of Comedy Asia Series) has played to more than 100,000 people. The Comedy Club Asia has grown to organizing shows in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City. In 2012, The Comedy Club Asia was named “Best Comedy Club” in the National Critics’ Choice Awards.

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The Singapore Comedy Fringe promises to be an amazing program of local and international comedy. Laugh is in the air! Jonathan Atherton, comedian and founder of The Comedy Club Asia, explains why the time is ripe for a Singapore-styled comedy festival. He says, “In the 7 years since The Comedy Club Asia began promoting shows in the region, we have witnessed a phenomenal growth in local audiences and talent. Asia boasts many truly international names such as Harith Iskander, Kumar and Vir Das, but a new wave of young talent is rising fast.”

The Singapore Fringe 2015 is a chance for audiences to discover the burgeoning comedic talents here in Singapore and Asia. Atherton adds, “We want to celebrate the coming of age of Asian comedy by showcasing regional and international stars alongside the best young comics from Shanghai to Mumbai and everywhere in between”

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The Singapore Comedy Fringe will be held from the 9 to 13 June, 2015, at the DBS Art Centre – Home of the Singapore Repertory Theater (20 Merbau Rd, S239035). Tickets are available at SISTIC at $38 / $58.

Featured comedians: • Harith Iskander (MAL) • Vir Das (IND) • Kumar (SIN) • Peter Berner (AUS) • Butch Bradley (USA) • Imran Yusuf (UK) • Jinx Yeo (SIN) • Gavin Webster (UK) • Jim Brewski (USA) • Tim Tayag (PHI) • Vivek Mabhubani (HK) • Goodflers (MAL) • Sharul Channa (SIN) • GB Labrador (PHI) • Joanna Sio (HK) • Kristel Zweers (NED)

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The Comedy Club Asia would like to invite my readers down to the show. Just leave a comment with your name and email address to win a pair of tickets (2 sets to be won!) to any show of your choice. Giveaway closes on 6rd June 2359 and winners will be contacted via email! Good luck!

Do note that this giveaway is only open to people residing in Singapore and i will be using a Random Number Generator for the selection..

* Disclaimer: Products Descriptions and information are extracted from Comedy Club Asia’s Press Release.

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Post coverage – Everything But The Brain!

Despite its name, long weekends never fails to feel short. Nevertheless, me and my wife Jermaine were well rested during this well-deserved break – rotting at our home, at in-laws home and at friend’s home. Well I guess we are both very settled into married life. So we made Sunday our pak-tor day and what could be better than going to watch a nice theatre play followed by an awesome dinner?

Thanks to Sight Lines Production, Jermaine got a pair of complimentary tickets to watch a remake of an award-winning play, Everything but the Brain, at the DBS Arts Center which she ever so graciously invited me along as her guest =)

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“Everything but the Brain tells the story of Elaine, a Physics teacher who hatches a plan to turn back time and save her stroke-afflicted father from further deterioration. Along the way, she is egged on by a chorus of three bears, occasionally distracted by a dashing young surgeon and haunted by a particularly memorable train ride to Malacca…

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I was pulled into the story line right from the beginning, with the introduction of Elaine’s three whimsical “bears”. The play gives a clever take on the formlessness and ‘bendability’ of time using the story of physics teacher, Elaine, who attempts to slow down time using her own interpretation of Einstein’s theory of relativity so that she could spend “more” time with her father.

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While the play deals with the sad topic of the death of loved ones, the three chorus bears injects a good dose of humour at different points to lighten the mood and bring about some laughter. There is also a rather interesting twist in the middle of the story but I shall not be a spoiler here so do look forward to this if you are planning to watch the play.

The one thing that got me so engrossed into the play is how the story struck a chord with the same struggles that I (and I believe many others) am facing – the lack of time and the need for more. Seeing how Elaine and her father took turns to play the roles of caregiver vs. care-receiver as time moves back and forth reminds me of how my parents have taken care of me (and now us) and how one day I too will be taking care of them. I just hope my parents and in-laws will never have to go through any illnesses such as that of the protagonist’s.

Before I conclude my virgin post on Jermaine’s blog, I cannot help but have to recommend this awesome Japanese Sushi place that we stumbled upon. We were just wandering around the neighbouring Liang Court to pass some time before we feed our hungry stomachs and were at Meidi-Ya where we saw this Japanese Sushi restaurant Ryoshi Sushi Ikeikemaru. This place serves a wide range of really fresh sushi at affordable prices. One must try is the fatty salmon which really just melts in your mouth. The best sentence to sum the restaurant up would be a quote from Jermaine: “I haven’t had such good sushi for a long time!”

Back to the main topic:

“Everything but the Brain was written by the prominent Jean Tay and first premiered in 2005 to critical acclaim. After two sold out runs, it went on to win “Best Original Script” and “Best Actor” (Gerald Chew) at the 2006 Life! Theatre awards.”

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Grab your tickets now before the show closes on the 21st of August!!

Location: DBS Arts Centre, Home of SRT

Dates: 11 August,16 – 21 August (Tues – Fri: 8pm, Sat & Sun: 3pm & 8pm)

Ticket Price: $35 – $55 *Exclude $3 Sistic ticketing fee