What happens to comedy when social gathering is outlawed? This is the question every Nigerian comedian worth its salt has been grappling with.
With shows and events cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and people being asked to stay home and practice “social distancing”, Nigerian comics are resorting to new ways to practice their craft. Stand-up comedy, under its current model is currently dead at every level.
Bright Okpocha a.k.a Basketmouth has used this moment to intensify his social media presence by releasing delightful comedy skits. He featured his colleague, Bovi in a skit called ‘The Syndicate’. The video currently has 23,000 views on YouTube as at the time of filing this report.
In the same vein Bovi rather than wallow in misery, complaining about absence of comedy gigs, has also been posting more of content from his web series ‘Back to school’ which gets fans roaring with laughter.
On the flip- side, popular comedian Senator has found solace in hosting some of his colleagues in his Instagram live comedy show tagged ‘Lockdown comedy show’ where they share jokes which allay the fears of their numerous fans. Senator in the past few days has hosted Buchi, Dan Dee Humourous, IGosave and Seyilaw.
On his own part, Ayo Makun popularly known as AY has been sharing content from his new web series ‘Call to bar’ on his Instagram and YouTube Channel.
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