Caren Foo | Jul 15, 2018 | 0
The Aussies are here to tickle your funny bones at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
If you like Aussie humour, Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns to Singapore this year, bringing with it a cast of seriously funny comedians from down under.
Over three nights only, five diverse and dynamic performers hand-picked by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival are set to bring their A-game to Singapore, showcasing stand-up, sketch and satire at their best.
Bringing the fun to Singapore for over a decade, the Comedy Festival Roadshow ends a massive tour of more than one hundred shows across Australia, before arriving at Hong Kong and Singapore.
The line-up for 2018 includes:
Cal Wilson – Originally from New Zealand and now claimed as an Aussie, Cal Wilson has earned a reputation of being a bright and bubbly stand-up comedian. She pulls stories from her audiences wherever she goes, comparing them to her own life in an engaging and hilarious way.
Nick Cody – Known for his ‘true-blue Aussie’ humour, the charismatic Nick Cody has audiences falling off their seats wherever he goes. Nick has headlined comedy clubs all over the globe, made his US late-night television debut on Conan, performed at the invite-only Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and played to packed houses around the world on his solo stand-up tours.
Mel Buttle – Mel is a hilarious bundle of contradictions, and she’s a package that is rapidly making herself felt across television and the live comedy circuit.
Rahul Subramanian – Mumbai-bred Tamil rising star Rahul Subramanian started out with an MBA before jumping ship and tackling open-mic comedy nights as a New Year’s resolution. His goofy and funny stage persona has seen him take out the Pajama Fest, Canvas Club and East India Comedy Virgin Pants competitions. He made his Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut earlier this year.
Dilruk Jayasinha – Sri-Lankan born Aussie-loved Dilruk Jayasinha was making good use of his finance and accounting degree, working for a ‘big four’ firm before turning to comedy. He quickly put his humour to good use in an industry that’s far more fun! He’s toured internationally and headlined spots in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore, as well as performed in seven Melbourne International Comedy Festivals including sold-out smash-hit shows in 2017 and 2018.
“Singapore is a destination on the Comedy Festival Roadshow map that our performers can’t get enough of, and we’re looking forward to coming back to satisfy the island-state’s comedy craving” shared Susan Provan, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director. “We’ve seen a fast-growing interest in comedy since we started the Roadshow here in 2005 and this year’s show will be stronger than ever.”
Dates: Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 July 2018
Venue: KC Arts Centre, Home of SRT
Tickets: S$69, S$63, S$59