If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, then you’re in luck. There will be three great comedy gigs from popular comedians coming to our shores – and all of them have had very successful Netflix comedy specials. They’re also all here for the first time in Singapore!
Iliza Shlesinger Live in Singapore
15 June, 8pm | Capitol Theatre | $98-$118
You may know Iliza Shlesinger from Elder Millennial, her fourth Netflix stand-up special for the streaming service. In it, she dives into undeniable truths about life at age 35, prancing around, ponytail swishing, as she presents a run-down of life as an elder millennial with a barrage of hilarious and over-the-top dating jokes. And let’s not forget her weird repertoire of “voices”.
Iliza’s previous Netflix specials, Freezing Hot and Confirmed Kills, sealed her title as one of the hottest touring acts in America, with Esquire Magazine listing her as one of the top working comedians today.
Maz Jobrani: Peaceful Warrior
30 July, 8pm | Shine Auditorium | $98-$138
Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani also has a Netflix special – Immigrant, in which he riffs on immigrant life in the Trump era and gripes about modern parenting pitfalls. He’s also starred in, written and produced the award-winning indie comedy, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero and is currently on a CBS sitcom Superior Donuts.
Jobrani is known for his insightful and hilarious routine that revolve around his immigrant identity and stereotypes, drawing heavily on his experiences as an Iranian American.
Trevor Noah: Loud and Clear Tour 2019
19 August, 7pm & 9.30pm | The Star Theatre | $98-$198
Most known as the host of The Daily Show in the US, Trevor Noah has also had a couple of successful Netflix specials – Son of Patricia and Afraid of the Dark. Both specials highlight Noah’s mastery of accents and like Jobrani, his main themes are race and immigrant identity. He builds up a series of insights until you realise the man’s been entertaining you with funny but unsettling stories.
Hailing from South Africa and most known as a TV host, Noah’s roots are actually in stand-up comedy – he now sells out comedy gigs around the world and this is his first tour in Singapore.