The Hossan Leong Show: Third time’s the charm
THLS Episode Three is the best deal of the comic trilogy. Really really, third time’s the charm!
Text: Joyce J. Chansingh
Photos: Dream Academy
Let's cut to the chase: the first was mediocre, the second was entertaining, but the third was cream of the crop.
The brand new skit-based comedy of The Hossan Leong Show (THLS) returns with our famous ACS funny boy and his brand of tongue-in-cheek humour and wit, celebrating all the nonsensical parts of Singaporean life.
Together with the comedic geniuses of his three amigos - Chua Enlai, Judee Tan, and newcomer Siti Khalijah (who won the Best Actress Award in this year's Life! Theatre Awards and was seen in The Necessary Stage's production, Gemuk Girls), Hossan Leong and his team left most, if not all, grinning from ear to ear even after the show had ended.
Once again directed, choreographed by George Chan, and written by Benjamin Lee (also known as popular blogger Mr Miyagi), Edmund Shern and Hirzi Zulkiflie, episode three delivers fresh and witty lines, albeit some hits and misses, to keep us engrossed throughout the 90 minutes show.
Hossan's opening monologue sets the tone for the night. Just when you thought you had heard enough of the drama from the General Elections and the four famous Tans of Presidential Election, Hossan reminded us all why it never fails to charm when we poke fun at our own uniquely Singaporean way of life.
Add to that, Judee Tan's commanding performance as a certain youngest Member of Parliament whose association with Kate Spade bags happens to be bigger than her political vocation, was hilariously spot on. Perfectly executed, even right down to the posture, Judee delivered an uproarious punch with her parody of the infamous "Meet the People Session".