Feeling tech-lish with the Singapore International Comedy Festival

Stuff talks tech with three of the show's comedians
Tech talk with The Singapore International Comedy Festival’s comedians

Tech talk with The Singapore International Comedy Festival’s comedians

Tech can be a funny thing. So who better to comment on its hilarity than stand-up comedians?

As the Singapore International Comedy Festival is rolling into town, we popped three of the featured funny people some questions about their most hilarious tech-speriences. 

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

How did you get started?

I've always loved comedy and making jokes, but I only started stand-up a few years ago. I'd been a magician before that, so I've always been performing. Now I just go through a lot fewer rabbits.

Greatest tech invention?

The Internet. Why? All the reasons! Cats, food, porn, food porn, keeping in touch with loved ones, stalking future loved ones. It's just a wonderland of joy.

What do you envision the world to be like in 50 years?

I'm pretty excited about 3D printing, even though I think there is work needed on the regular printer at first. Also as a wimpy vegetarian (purely because I love animals), lab-grown meat excites me a lot. I don't know about what the rest the world will be getting up to in 50 years but I'll be sitting in my 3d-printed castle/retirement home eating lab-grown pepperoni pizza.

Crack up at Sarah Jones at The Men's Room at Merry Men Boat Quay at 8.45pm, from 23 - 26 April 

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Sanjay Manaktala

Sanjay Manaktala

Sanjay Manaktala

Greatest tech invention?

The Macbook. The fact that a machine starts up in the morning without taking 15 minutes to stop choking - like every other Windows machine - was the most productive thing ever for me.

What’s the funniest tech-sperience you’ve ever had?

I bought a robotic vacuum and my maid started crying, thinking she'd be replaced.  When I was in the shower I swear I thought she was going to break it. Then she realized it sucked, and not in the way it was supposed to.

Tell us a tech joke

Give a girl a fish, you feed her for a day. Give a girl an Instagram account, she becomes a supermodel and you don't need to feed her at all.

Laugh with Sanjay Manaktala at The Actor’s Bar at Boat Quay at 8.45pm from 23 - 26 April

Jason Chong

Jason Chong

Jason Chong

When did you realise you’re pretty funny?

When I was four in a movie cinema. During the movie (it might have been Gremlins), someone knocked on a door.  I yelled “who is it?” The cinema erupted and I was hooked.

Where do you get your comedic inspiration from?

I love laughing with my friends. Then I excuse myself and write down all the funny things that they said and pass them off as my own thoughts.

Favourite app?

I found a great app that helps motivate me.  If I’m ever concerned that I’m working too hard or I’m wondering if I’m on track with my life, I check it out and it encourages me to redouble my efforts.  It’s my banking app.

What irks you the most about technology these days?

A dodgy wireless connection will make me fly into fits of rage. I will spend hours writing my internet service provider angry emails which they will never be able to receive until the wireless fixes itself and it’s no longer a problem. That makes me even angrier.

What kind of place do you envision the world to be in 50 years?

Movies have shown that there are 2 possibilities for the future - a clean, bright utopia or a post-apocalyptic wasteland.  I don't care which one happens as long as I get some sort of laser gun.

Watch Jason Chong do his thing at Barbershop by Timbre at Boat Quay at 7pm from 23 - 26 April