So I am talking to Dr Jason Leong this week. We talked about him going viral with the WhatsApp group chat video. We talked about being a doctor in Kuala Lumpur and why he transit to doing full time stand up. We also talked about the book he had published as well and comedians that we love.
Ro Campbell, a stand up comic is hanging out with us this time. Ro Campbell told us about his gig in a palace and working in maximum prison. He tells us stories that he had when he attended AA and being a comedian on the road.
I had a chat with my mum’s favourite lawyer Josephus Tan this time round. We talked about the TV show that was based on his life and the pro bono cases he took. He mentioned about how was the backlash from the case that he last took which a case that dealt with a couple tortured a disabled kid that was in the news. We too talked about his father and how he has helped Josephus got sober from the drugs.
I talked to Douglas Lim this week and he talked about being in Kopitaim, a sitcom from Malaysia. He shared stories that he had while busking in Canterbury and growing up as a son with a father from the military. He also mentions about his off broadway show that he is working on.
I have a chat with Paul Ogata this week! We talked about him being coming from Hawaii, finding your own voice in standup comedy. He too talked about working with comedy hero Andy Bumatai, twitter handle and the games he wrote with Texas Instruments TI-99/4a that was being pitched by Bill Cosby
So this is a part 2 of the conversation that I had with Zainal Bostaman. We talked about how Bruhaha had started. Zainal talked about the bureaucracy that he has to go through for starting a comedy show in Brunei and his 100 gigs in London and New York. He also talked about how he had tried to start the comedy scene in Brunei.
I am starting this new year with a bang! With a 2 part series! So for the first of the 2 part episode, my guest will be Zainal Bostaman! We talk about his fear of public speaking since young. The idea of presenting on stage and how he fell in love with comedy and finally take the step to become a full time comic and the opposition that comes with it.
In this last episode of the year, we have Sam, Gary and a special guest M discussing about being a sex worker. They talk about the lack of knowledge in STDs in Singaporeans. They too talk about the experience M had as a transgender and a incidents that happened when she started out as a sex worker or social escort.
And people who are looking for sex with a sex worker, don’t ask for a discount. This is not Great Singapore Sale.
So this week is kinda different, I had compiled what I had done the whole year in this podcast. Some of the people I had talked to, some of the topics I have touched on are in this episode. Had a really exciting time and here you go, the bite size of this podcast. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
So had a chat with one of the most important people in my formative years, my form teacher, Mazlee Muharram or Mr Mazlee. We talked a bit about what was I like when I am younger. Mr Mazlee talked shared about his dream and his fears, problems with chasing paper qualifications and kids with technology.
So delivering this episode from KL!!! I am talking to Daliso Chaponda, a UK based Malawi comic. Daliso shared his experience in Britain’s Got Talent and we talked about inviting parents to the comedy show. Daliso talked about the different styles of comedy and give advice on doing comedy in a conservative country.
I have a chat with Cat Brogan this time and we talked about growing up in Northern Ireland during the conflict. She also talked about internet troll and dealing with them from her end. We too talked about activism for her in Asia.
So it is crowded in here this time round with Kevin, Karen and Brian Tan with me in this podcast. We talked about having holiday with your significant other in a hotel room, more on One Mic Stand and the problem with malls in Malaysia. Kavin do share about his childhood horror stories as well.
Okay this is exciting, I am talking to the ones I was hopping to meet but thought never had a chance to. I confessed that I grew up listening to them especially during my metal phase. We talked about The Daytrippers and Rai’s first band. Jack and Rai talked about how they meet and their restaurant “The Flying Squirrel”. I remember asking about the song “Fiona”
I have a chat with GB Labrador this time and Sam dropped in and say hi this time. We talked about writing jokes without discrimination and the Politically Correctness culture. We talked the history of comedy scene in Manila and how to deal with birthday crowd. GB Labrador tells the story about his dad getting a remote control toy car for him.
Rishi this week told me about what he thinks is the secret of marriage. We discuss about racial jokes. He also tells me stories about growing up with his father and his tailoring business. Rishi tells me how he understand his father’s method of bringing him up and inviting his parents to his shows.
I managed to talk to Carl Joshua Ncube, a Zimbabwean comedian. We talked about about his names, the stereotypes of different countries. Carl talked about the difference in food culture between the different countries in Asia compare to Zimbabwe. He too talked about the reason why he went to have a talk in TED as a TED globalFellow.
I am trying to not make this clickbait but it seems like this episode might get Carl to be arrested however he still asked me to upload it. The podcast that could get a Zimbabwean comedian arrested. So here you go.
Prescott is happy to talk to me, we had a chat about where he came from, talking about memories that he had from his hometown. He mentioned about connecting with his sister and about building an improv scene in Baltimore. We talked about being respectful with someone’s else culture.
I managed to have a chat with this lovely guy, Captain Khalid. Captain Khalid shares a lot about his crazy family stories. He talks about how his sisters protect him as a kid and how his parents were like. He shared what is it like to move to Germany and how he was independent since 4 years old by studying in a different country. We discuss a bit about doing crowd work.
This time round I had a wonderful chat with a very cool person Jonathan Atherton. Jonathan tells us his stories when he is in in different part of Africa. He talked about how he started to become a stand up and talked a bit about his favourite comedian, Victor Borge. He talks about how comedian works with a premise and the place that he stays which is the pot town in Australia.
I talked to Darren a buddy of mine whom I get to know when I was part of The Latecomers. We talked about being the funniest people in the group and missing out. We too discussed about what we do in a party. Darren questions about the idea of being an outsider. Darren too talked about the philosophy he believed in the power of belief. Darren also talks about his fear in life.
Ahmad Ashik is happy to sit down and have a chat with me. We talked about our view on censorship and Singapore TV Shows. We talk about self deprecating jokes in Singapore and stories dealing with hecklers. We talked about the comics that we saw that makes us to go on stage. The comics that we saw that influence us. We talked about what kind of guys we were in school and how we asked a girl out.
Arnaud and I talked about radio, YouTube and TV show. We talked about doing stand up in the language that we are not comfortable in. We talked about improv a little bit. Arnaud described the types of humour appreciated in France. Arnaud talks about the town he grew up in and the festival that is famous in his town.
I managed to get to talk to Justin Heyes this time round. We talked about how awkward in starting a recording for the podcast. We talked about meeting new standup open mixers who is trying to do stand up for the first time. We talked about people giving advice for stand up. Justin Heyes talked about how he met his wife and we ended with our belief on religion.
I managed to have a chat with Luke Somasundram, a good buddy of mine. We try to settle the difference between Improv and Stand up. We talked briefly about the history of improv in Singapore. We too talked about his play, his decision of the use of colloquial Singlish. We also talked about following the rules.
I managed to talk to Greg Fleet this time round. I told him about how I was shocked that he said hi to the new guys in the room. He told me the story that he had when he was in Singapore with Maria Bamford and the story about him meeting Sarah Silverman. He shares about his heroin addiction and how to deal with a friend with heroin addiction.
This time round I talked to Jim Brewsky. A friend of mine and a comic. We talked about flying. He talked about travelling from LA to New York by car and the advice he gave to the uninitiated. He mentioned about how he was once a university lecturer and how his students was shocked about his teaching methods. Little did his students know they got into a nice surprise.
I managed to talked to Sean Bedlam. A comic that I get to know when I was in Melbourne. Sean Bedlam tells me why he managed to lose his audience. We talked about gutter talk in when we were being students. I confessed that I don’t have a Singapore accent. We try to understand why we don’t feel comfortable with jokes about race.
In this episode, I managed to have a chat with Shak, a friend of mine. I have asked Shak why he wants happiness more than talent. He talked about sleep and we chatted about his childhood and how his music came about. We chatted a little bit about his dad and learning how to deal with a bad hand in life.