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Local Comedy

I caught Hossan Leong’s comedy gig Multiple Personalities Disorder a few evenings ago. Courtesy of a good friend who thought I need a little cheering up since I’ve been feeling little down in the dumps lately. The script was written by Benjamin Lee, aka Mr. Miyagi, and had its share of funny moments, but it fell a little flat at times for me. The theme of attracting foreign talent to Singapore was repeated once too many and wore out quite quickly towards the end for me. You can only beat a dead horse so many times in 90 minutes.

Not everyone agrees with me though. We could tell that a gentleman sitting near us enjoyed it very much though, he laughed at every single punch line (and more) and you could hear him easily even from 10 seats away.

Apparently Broadway Beng star, Sebastian Tan, was in the audience that night. Now that was a brilliant comedy musical, brilliant script and an absolutely wicked performance. It made everyone laugh and celebrate the Beng (and Lian) in all of us. Taking off on the success of his first show, Sebastian will be staging Broadway Beng Returns in May this year, and I’m certainly looking forward to that one.

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