Saturday, 23 March 2013

“Nigerian Comedians Are Lazy” – Basketmouth

Popular comedian Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth has said that many Nigerian stand-up comedians have become lazy and sterile in their jokes.

The comedian accused some of his colleagues of not spending time to write new materials, but to recycle old jokes.

“Unlike our colleagues abroad, who take time to write new materials or engage writers to pen jokes for their shows, Nigerian comedians seem to focus more on the production aspect of their art at the expense of producing new materials for their shows.

This has really affected standards. Unlike in the music industry where a singer can release a track, perform the song at every show, yet fans will dance and celebrate him, comedy is not like that.

Trust me, once you repeat a joke in more than three shows or any of your colleagues perform same, the fans will be turned off. That means for every show, a comedian needs fresh jokes,” he said.

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