The Merry Lion
Singapore's first dedicated, full-time comedy club
Dedicated comedy venue The Merry Lion Comedy Club fills a gap many don't realize about the local entertainment scene—as Singapore’s only full-time comedy club.
Unlike established comedy shows like Comedy Masala and Comedy at Canvas, which typically operate out of bars, The Merry Lion is a permanent space dedicated to the art of improv. The club was set up by four comedy lovers with bar management and comedy event experience. Resident host Scott Mitchell is a comedian himself, and after 14 years of living in Singapore, now sees over 40 regular open mic newbies take the stage weekly.
Hosting weekly shows, the club books comedians ranging from seasoned pros like Jinx Yeo, to fresh-faced newcomers breaking into the scene. In line with supporting local, a community art wall within the space will be dedicated to local artists who wish to display their latest work. Open mic comedian-turned-artist Marie Wong will curate the pieces, as well as create portraits of all performing headliners to hang on the wall. Kick back with a beer (available by bottle, bucket and tap) and brace yourself for the belly laughs.