Sharul Channa meets us at a local Starbucks. She’s a tall woman, confident when we greet each other and armed with a clear, crisp voice. All of this of course, is bundled with her bombshell of a personality with a bellyful of laughter, and has firmly established herself as a comedienne who cares, and wants the best for those around her. Married to fellow comedian Rishi Budhrani, Sharul has come a long way since impressing us with her unusual humour and razor sharp wit at last year’s edition of Happy Ever Laughter, where a review (not ours) inspired the title of her latest show: Pottymouth.
2016 has been more than kind to Sharul’s career. Making the waves on TV on Comedy Central Asia’s ‘Stand-up, Asia!’ and becoming the first Singaporean to be selected for Comedy Zone Asia by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), and even going on tour across Western Australia with the MICF Roadshow and then for their MICF Roadshow Asia, Sharul Channa is an inspirational example of proving that women are funny, and can make it big on the comedy circuit, both local and international.
In her upcoming solo show, Sharul Channa makes a thunderous return on local ground during International Women’s Week in March. Pottymouth is autobiographical, and Sharul will tell the story of her life, from her parents’ move from India to Singapore, and all the tough transitional issues that come with it. With her characteristic quick-witted humour, observational jokes and memorable one-liners, this mistress of spices will bring you on a roller coaster of emotions and have you laughing one minute and crying the next. You’ll be bowled over and reaching for a bar of soap when you get a load of her Pottymouth.
Pottymouth plays on the 8th, 10th and 11th of March at Gateway Theatre Black Box, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Entrance at Level 7 (pre-function room), Singapore 159461. Tickets available from Peatix