26/10 Velvet Comedy Presents Joanna Sio, a Prominent Comedian on the Singapore Stand-up Scene
Joanna Sio is an improv and stand-up comedian who represented Hong Kong in Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World Competition in 2016. This Friday, she will try to crack up the audience at Brno’s Bar Naproti, alongside the sharp and witty Scottish talent Grant Gallacher. Photo credit: Velvet Comedy.
Joanna Sio was part of Singapore’s very first all-female touring comedy group, “Comedy on Heels”. Sio, a prominent name on the Singapore stand-up comedy scene, has performed live all over Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America (Canada).
“Rapid fire and cleverly funny!”
– Jami Gong, Founder, Take Out Comedy
She has been a guest at numerous comedy festivals, including the Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival, Manila Improv Festival, the Magners International Comedy Festival, Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival and Fringe World.
“A winning stage presence.”
Sio won second place at the 2012 HK International Comedy Competition while she was nine-months pregnant. In a comment under a video from the finals on YouTube, one of her fans writes: “I am a big fan of Joanna, she is funny on stage especially when she is pregnant. Keep going, get pregnant on your next set ! I mean get ready… X)” and another adds “I don’t like female comedienne because they sound so ‘wannabe’ funny but you are the exception. Love it.”
“Clever, snappy and very funny.”
– Daily Review, Australia
She was invited to perform in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015, the first troupe of ‘Comedy Zone Asia’ and represented Hong Kong in Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World Competition in 2016. She is a featured comedian on Comedy Central Asia. Sio also gives workshops for beginner comedians, according to her “Being funny is just step one” (TedX Talks).
On Friday, you can also meet a new addition to Velvet Comedy’s line up – Grant Gallacher from Scotland. Grant is a sharp, witty joker who talks about his life, loves and hates. He was a 2012 finalist of ‘Scottish Comedian Of the Year’ and has also appeared on BBC Radio Scotland and performed at both the Fringe and Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
“One of Scotland’s best up and coming comedians.”
– The Skinny
When and where: Friday, October 26 at 8 PM – 10 PM, bar Naproti at Jana Uhra 4, Brno.
Buy the tickets online on GoOut.net for CZK 150 or at the gate.
Next show: November 14, Velvet Comedy Showcase with Martin Angolo.
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