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Comedian Ian Coppinger looks forward to crazy local suggestions for his improvisation show

Published on Jun 30, 2014 7:17 PM

The last time Irish comedian Ian Coppinger came to Singapore to perform a live comedy show, he says the crowd needed some time to warm up.

Speaking to Life! from the Glastonbury Festival, where he is in a tent hiding away from heavy rain, he says that the audience here is quiet at first but slowly gets into the mood with a little bit of prompting.

But he says that it is the same in most other countries as well.

"People are paying money to see a comedy show, so they want to laugh. They start out sober and by the end of the show, they liven up," says the 40-year-old.

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