Saturday, December 29, 2007
It was truly a night of laughs
By: STEPHEN K. EFFAH
ONE could not hold one’s mouth last Saturday night at the National Theatre when some crème de la crème in Nigerian comedy released some jaw breaking jokes to ease off the stress of a number of people after the end of another hectic year.
It was all laughter at the filled auditorium as the three professional jokers; Klint de Drunk, Julius de Genius Agwu and Jeddi, took turns to treat the audience with refreshing jokes.
Each of them proved his or her worth. They managed to wow their audiences with an amazing number of rip-cracking jokes that left their audiences cry for more.
Dubbed: “1005 Laughs and Music”, the annual Charter House organized event aims at creating a platform for business executives to laugh off as a means to let go their stress.
The auditorium of the theater as filled to capacity that additional seats had to be provided for late comers while some sat on the floor with others standing at vantage points.
The boring aspect of the night came when the main performer for the show, Michael Blankson was called on stage. One hardly understood what he was talking about or saying.
His vulgar language and American slang put many patrons off. There wasn’t a sentence that the Ghanaian–born made without incorporating dirty language. The MC for the night, Aboagye of Taxi Driver fame, had to draw his attention to the fact that there his attention to the fact that there were kinds around.
But that did not prevent him form going on with his filthy language and jokes which never stimulate the audience. His performance for the night did not in any way deserve the Africa’s King of Comedy title he has won on the international scene.
However, it was a pleasant biggest surprise when the unrepentant political singer, A-Plus appeared on stage. Contrary to the expectation of the crowd, the controversial ‘political satirist’ dished out some rid-cracking jokes after which he performed one of his songs.
The sensational duo, Irene and Jane and Gyedu Blay Ambuley also offered great tunes to make the night complete.
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