Chigubhu to close Culture Week


BULAWAYO stand-up comedian Clive Chigubhu is billed to stage yet another edition of the Night-of a Thousand Laughs as a closing event to the Culture Week series.


Clive-ChigubhuThe show is scheduled for May 30 at a local cinema theatre situated at the Bulawayo Centre.

The Culture Week saw Bulawayo experience a series of events, including intellectual engagements, among them the Zimboita Concert on May 16, Richard Mahomva book launch on May 21, Mlom’ Wakho Poetry and the Africa Day Concert.

All these events have been part of the 2014 Bulawayo Culture Festival curated by Born to life Arts and Media in partnership with Umahlekisa Comedy, Rainbow Cinemas, KoMaseko Graphic Studios and Mkhaya Music and Multimedia Productions.

Chigubhu will share the stage with Q the Boss, Rookies Keith Nkosi and Nomsa D.

Organiser and head curator of the show, Butshilo Nleya, said: “Stand-up comedy is a genré that we began promoting in Bulawayo with Tswarelo Mothobe when we launched the LMFAO concept two years ago.

“This was after years of different shows and events, but we took it to a new level where we began to build a different audience for this new craft,” he said.

“We have had some ups and downs but continue to believe that there is an audience that is starved of comedy. Through the Bulawayo Night of a Thousand Laughs we are aiming to continue giving our people more fun, laughter and interaction with the fastest
growing entertainment trend in Africa.”

New comers Keith Nkosi and Nomsa D will open the show, bringing his injiva stories of the life of an immigrant in South Africa while Nomsa tells it like it is, picking on the experiences that women go through and turning those into hearty comedy.

Q the Boss, born in Bulawayo, plies his trade in Harare where he has shared stages with Carl Joshua Ncube, Comrade Fatso, Michael K and Doc Vikela. The Bulawayo date follows his first trip to South Africa where he performed at Parkers Comedy, among other iconic venues.

“The show promises new material and antics from the comedy maestros with some of the audiences’ favourites,” said Nleya.