In a country where same-sex sexual activity between men is still illegal, comedian Sam See has made a name for himself. Performing publicly as an openly gay man, he rose through the ranks to be the director of The Comedy Club, a performer on OK Chope! and has represented Singapore on Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! and The Jim Jeffries Show where he talked civil liberties and what it takes to be an openly gay comedian in Singapore.
It’s a lot of dancing around the lines, coming close but not crossing it. But his talent has been rewarded with entertaining audiences around the globe, headlining shows in Melbourne, the United Kingdom, Tokyo and Luxembourg. However, Sam See is back in Singapore and for the first time in his decade-long stand-up comedy career, he’s performing his first-ever solo theatre show at the Victoria Theatre.
In 2019, Sam See travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe where he performed his stand-up show Coming Out Loud. Chronicling government censorship, bad charity shows and the Middle East, it was not only picked as one of the Top 14 Best Free Fringe shows (Edinburgh Live), but it was also ranked in the Top 50 Unmissable Shows of the Fringe (To Do List).
Live at the Victoria Theatre, Sam See is going to do what he does best and that’s tell some gay jokes, which, in all honesty, is no easy task. Even still, he’s very good at it, blending stories with jokes and jokes with stories like the one he’s told about his dad’s (incorrect) advice regarding army conscription and how it’s all about becoming a man—that’s just the set-up.
Sam See: Live at the Victoria is an 80-minute stand-up comedy show that takes place on Sunday 25 September with two performances, one at 4pm and a second at 8pm. It features some coarse language, plenty of laughs and one of Singapore’s funniest and wittiest comedians who has opened comedy up to all.