BULAWAYO’S first comedy club, Umahlekisa, will host a family funday in the high-density suburb of Cowdray Park on Friday as its founder takes comedy to the townships.
The show, to be staged at the Assemblies of God church, will see Ntandoyenkosi Van Moyo, Clive Chigubhu, Nomsa Dee and Elando, among other comedians, putting laughter on the faces of revellers.
Speaking to Southern Eye Lifestyle in an interview Moyo, founder of the comedy club, said they were continuing with their pioneering tendencies.
“The show is part of our comedy to the people’s initiative that was launched early this month. The club seeks to take up stand-up comedy to previously untapped audiences,” Moyo said.
“The other idea is to get rid of the misconception that stand-up comedy is all vulgar as this show will be held at a church, we are inviting everyone — adults and children — to come witness the best and upcoming comedians doing what they know best — cracking some ribs.
“I see this initiative creating a base for stand-up comedy and growing the fan base as well as making sure it’s understood from the grassroots. Parents should support their kids who want to take up stand-up comedy because it can take them to greater heights,” he added.
Umahlekisa Comedy Club was launched last year and is now home to many local comedians who were previously unknown.
Its founder Moyo has been nominated twice for the outstanding comedian category in the National Arts Merit Awards.