Stand Up Comedy – A Thriving Platform in Nigerian Entertainment

Returning to the 80’s period, a few comedy programmes were aired on TV such as Basi & Carbon monoxide, Secondly possibility, The New Masquerade, Koko Close, which delighted the Nigerian customers, especially Lagosians with numerous amusing episodes. Sitcom was certainly “it”. However, one guy determined to take the bull by the horn and also introduce stand funny to the Nigerian people. Opa Benson’s, “Nite of a thousand laughs” makinged its debut on the amusement scene on October 1st 1995, made the wanted effect, which some questioning Thomases never thought could take place. It came to be a normal occasion with its acceptability acquiring a lot more premises over time.

Numerous comics integrated under this platform to reel out rib splitting jokes. Tee- A (Babatunde Adewale), determined to take funny to a greater dimension and also was the initial to present a one guy funny show in the country, with the motto “Live N Naked”. Various other comedians seeing the unlimited possibilities such specific shows developed did the same. Ayo Makun’s “A.Y Live”, Intense Okpocha’s “Basket mouth uncensored”, Julius Agwu’s “Crack ya ribs” have ended up being routine shows. Comedians such as Owen gee, Koffi, Gordons, I go pass away, Teju child face, Gbenga Adeyinka the first, Basorge Tara jnr have enhanced their events.

On an annual basis, new comics on the block are inducted right into the funny globe to sign up with the old members. They proudly describe themselves as “Comedians of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with Alleluya Atuyota Akporobomeriere a.k.a Ali Baba as their Grand u.s. president. A couple of females have actually sculpted particular niches on their own in this male controling field such as Princess, Mandy, Lepacious Bose, and Helen Paul a.k.a tatafo. Ayo Makun, beside his regular stand up funny occasion has actually gone a step even more in his worthy mission to uncover young talented comics looking for the possibility to leap start a possible stand funny career. His regular monthly ability program combined with his TV programme “The” has observed youths coming into the area. Bumi Davies (though not a comic) arranges the “Stand up Nigeria” month-to-month stand up comedy program which amuses Nigerians.

Fame as well as ton of money have actually accompanied these comedians with some being engaged as comperes in corporate/social occasions, as well as supporteding business products by way of adverts for eg Hollandia Milk (Ali Baba, Julius Agwu), and also Glo (Basket mouth). Corporate bodies also sponsor these stand comedy shows. A better life has been assured for comedians that have the laughter medicine and are proficient in carrying out enough dosages of it to the audience. The sneaking hazard of re-cycled jokes which some comics are kicking versus, and also the demand for various other states to end up being recipients of the giggling round, stand up funny has not done badly in the Nigerian entertainment circuit as well as with certitude is here to stay! Find out more onĀ naija gist!

Author: Connie Misiolek