Nigerian Comics Stage A Takeover in Jo'burg.

10th March, 2015

The second Jo’burg show of the new season will combine established and rising stand-ups from the Nigerian comedy scene.


Basketmouth (@Basket_Mouth), a.k.a. Bright Okpocha, is the leading light of the Nigerian comedy scene, making waves around the globe with his free-flowing storytelling and enthusiastic comedic performances. Basketmouth’s profile has never been higher, with huge demand for his comedy gigs both at home and internationally. 

Bovi became a household name in Nigeria thanks to his hit TV sitcom Extended Family - starring, written and produced by Bovi himself. His stand up career kicked off professionally in 2008, and Bovi has since grown to become one of the leading lights in the industry, featuring in all the major comedy concerts in Nigeria and a host of others overseas.

Onyebuchi Ojieh, known by his stage name Buchi, is a Nigerian comedian, composer, writer, and actor from Delta State, Nigeria. Although he had dabbled in comedy for years, Buchi’s big comedy break came in 2008, when he made an appeared on the Tee-A Live N Naked Show in Lagos. This led to a meeting with Opa Williams, who gave Buchi a spot on his Nite of A 1000 Laughs, and the rest was history…

Comedy Central Presents Basketmouth Live at Parker’s kicks off at Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Montecasino, Johannesburg, at 20:00 CAT on Thursday 26 March 2015. Tickets are available at Computicket and on the door, priced ZAR 150. Highlights from the show will premiere on TV on Comedy Central on Monday 25 May at 21:10 CAT.

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