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Two stand-up comedy festivals to tickle audiences

About 70 comedians will tickle audiences in two stand-up comedy festivals

Published on Apr 23, 2014 8:50 PM

Comedy fans are spoilt for choice this weekend as there are two new stand-up comedy festivals in town.

From tonight till Saturday night, the inaugural Magners Singapore International Comedy Festival and Singapore Comedy Fringe 2014 will feature the talents of close to 70 comedians between them.

The Magners festival has brought in 38 international comics from countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States and the Fringe will focus on Asian talent. The majority of its 30 comedians are from the region, including Malaysia, India and Singapore, though comedians from Australia and the US will be featured too.

The Fringe is organised by Mr Jonathan Atherton, 52, and Mr Heazry Salim, 39, founders of the six-year-old Comedy Club Asia which promotes the stand-up comedy scene in Asia with monthly events in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

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“I hope to bring a bit of my life and how people react to race in Australia and the UK.”

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Where: Nine venues around Boat Quay, Raffles Place MRT

When: Till Saturday, shows at multiple times, 6.30pm to midnight

Admission: Single show $25 at the door; $50 for a venue pass and $75 for a one-night, all-access pass from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to

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Where: DBS Art Centre, 20 Merbau Road

When: Till Saturday, 7.30 and 9.30pm

Admission: $20 for 7.30pm shows, $38 for 9.30pm shows from Sistic

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