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A 50th Birthday Celebration of Singapore’s Most Iconic Stand-up Comedian, Directed by Selena Tan.
KUMAR boom booms it old-school style, as he turns 50!
Fifty shades of gay? Of course. Plus Fifty shades of grey hair nicely coloured pink. Are you ready to get personal and comfy with Singapore’s Iconic Drag Queen?
Spilling the beans, dishing out the dirt, and showing us his hard truths, you’ll be loving his hilarious romp through the decades.
Regaling us with stories from his bouncy birth, to his beautiful girth, and his lifetime of sharing mirth, KUMAR will touch on everything that makes us tick and tickle our funny bone. Trust us when we say, in everything, KUMAR’s always on TOP!
KUMAR’s been top in school, top signaller in National Service, top act at Haw Par Villa, top Drag Queen at the Boom Boom Room and top National Icon who spearheaded the LGBTI cause even before it became an acronym. Serious Stuff ok! Yah la … until it comes out of KUMAR’s potty – oops, sorry, pouty mouth!
Come enjoy the funniest Golden Jubilee celebrations, as KUMAR is joined by his fabulous showgirls, shaking their booty and lip-syncing to the very best, from Whitney Houston to Taylor Swift.
So come to the Capitol, buy your drinks and Bottoms up. It’s the space that let’s you drink and laugh yourself silly!
Ready to lead us into the next 50 years, SG 50 has nothing on this amazing Drag Queen! If you need a good laugh and you’re ready for some Capitol punishment, KUMAR is happy to give it to you real good! Hurry! 13 Shows only!
22 – 26 April 2015
Does Singapore have a SUPERHERO standing up for us? You bet your bottom CPF dollar we do! Just like our Singapore Flag has 5 Stars, our Singapore Champion’s name has 5 letters: K.U.M.A.R!!!!
As Uniquely Singapore as Your Singapore can get, KUMAR spends April 2015 being our STB… Singapore’s Top Bapok – STANDING UP FOR SINGAPORE! Celebrating Singapore’s journey from a swampy island of a few orang lauts to today’s bustling metropolis of millions, Kumar’ll make you roar with laughter as he tackles the red, the white, the stars and, of course, his Crescent Moon. Come laugh with KUMAR as you discover the true meaning of mari kita!
27 – 31 March 2013
Hot shot, macho, strong, burly, fierce, garang, solid, grunting, ball-scratching, hunter-gathering provider – of laughs! In a word: KUMAR! No one man in Singapore has had such a wide-reaching impact on our society. He’s blazed trails dressed as a female while never ever denying he is truly MALE. What makes a MAN a MAN? Only Kumar can answer that with wicked humour and side-splitting laughs. This is One Round of Stand up Comedy heaven you can’t afford to miss! Ding Ding!
What makes a man a man? Listen to Kumar –
He’ll “wah lao eh” not give a fuck about whether or not you squirm in your seat or laugh till you piss about his take on men’s clothes or taking off men‘s clothes. He’ll talk about “MAN” fashion with passion and how everything “also action”.
16-19 February 2012
Missed the Race? Don’t panic. We’ll give you a second chance to catch the hilarious Kumar in his Amazing Race! Better put on your running shoes and get to SISTIC before this Race is over again! You don’t want to miss Kumar as he sprouts all things Indian. From Taj Mahal Heroes to the Invention of the Number Zero. From the All-Embracing Karma Sutra to the All-Encompassing Centre Mustafa. From Ayurvedic Cures to Bollywood Scores. From Moneylender Loans to Call Centre Phones. From Old Ramayana Tales to New Turban Males! Is there anything that’s not from Motherland India? Everything will be revealed tongue-in-cheek by cheeky Kumar in a sari, always making you laugh and never needing to be saying sorry. Sharing riotous real-life stories and jokes on growing up Indian here in faraway Singapore, where being only 8% of the population means sometimes being the “ah-bu-ne-ne” used by many to scare children into behaving properly. How like that?!!! Well, came and see for yourself how one Queen stands up for 1.2 billion Indians all over the planet. How else but with bellies-full of laughter.
22 – 25 February 2011
KUMAR, Queen of local Comedy is also King of an Amazing Race. For only 5 sidesplitting shows at the Esplanade Theatre, come soak up all things indian. From Taj Mahal Heroes to the Invention of the Number Zero. From the All-Embracing Karma Sutra to the All-Encompassing Centre Mustafa. From Aryuvedic Cures to Bollywood Scores. From Moneylender Loans to Call Centre Phones. From Old Ramayana Tales to New Turban Males! Is there anything that’s not from Motherland India? Everything will be revealed tongue-in-cheek by cheeky Kumar in a sari, always making you laugh and never nedding to be saying sorry. Sharing riotous real-life stories and jokes on growing up Indian here in faraway Singapore, where being only 8% of the population means sometimes being the “ah-bu-ne-ne” used by many to scare children into behaving properly. How like that?!!! Well, come and see for yourself how one Queen stands up for 1.2 billion Indians all over the planet. How else but with bellies-full of laughter. Sure confirm cannot miss. It’s time to LAUGH! LAUGH! LAUGH!
4 – 7 March 2010
KUMAR: STRIPPED BARE & STANDING UP returns to the Esplanade Theatre BY POPULAR DEMAND! The outrageously funny Kumar sold out his 5-show run at the Esplanade last year before the shows even started and when he finally hit the stage, everyone was squealing with laughter! Uncontrollable madness! After 17 years in the “funny-biz”, Kumar, the undisputed Drag-Queen of local comedy stripped off more than just the skin-tight panty hose and turned his “no-holds-barred” wicked sense of humour onto himself. Nothing is sacred as he shares the hilarious (yet moving) stories of his growing up years with his Dad, how he was discovered in a dress after Boom Boom Room and his many escapades during Basic Military Training. There is nothing basic about this show which incorporates a wonderful “mini-docu” and culminates in Kumar showing off his dancing skills with Singapore’s best known tabla-man, Maniam. It is theatre-magic not to be missed!
19 – 21 March 2009
A brand new stand-up comedy with all fresh material! The undisputed Drag Queen of local comedy strips off more than just her skin-tight pantyhose. After 17 years in the biz, Kumar turns his ‘no-holds-barred” wicked sense of humour onto himself! Regardless of Race, Language or Religion, Singapore’s Drag Diva will blow your economic woes away as he exposes the naked truth of his life in drag. Whether he’s talking about his first crush on a teacher, buying his first pair of size-11 Manolo Blahnik stilettos or describing his stint at the Basic Military Training, Kumar is sure to entertain with his signature wit and long, lightning-quick tongue. Like Eddie Murphy taking on Radio City Music Hall or Jerry Seinfeld at Carnegie Hall, our very own KUMAR will bring down the Hallowed Halls of the Esplanade Theatre. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to laugh with the Queen or you’ll find that life is really a drag.
5 – 7 October 2007
Come steal away with Singapore’s Rightful Royal… KUMAR THE QUEEN! She’s out to conquer the world for the Queendom of Singapore! She’s packed her Royal Carry-On humour, her dainty size 11 glass slippers and her Killer Queen Bee Hive wigs. She’ll tease and tantalise with her trail of dazzling sequins and tickly feather boas! But beware of her High Kicking and Dirty Dancing Grrr-khas, her Razor Sharp Tongue and Luscious Lip-Synching Lips! Laugh yourself to submission as this Divine Ruler Boom Booms her way to shouts of ecstasy at our King of Fruits, The Royal Durian (…The Eplanade, lah)!