BULAWAYO’S comedy club, Umahlekisa, is set to launch fortnightly Saturday Comedy Nights at Cresta Churchil Hotel from January 31.
Comedians Keith Nkosi, Nomsa D Muleya, Long John and Ntando Van Moyo are expected to perform for 30 minutes each.
Moyo of Umahlekisa told Southern Eye Lifestyle in an interview that all was set for the night of laughs.
“We will be launching our fortnightly Saturday Comedy Nights and this will be an addition to our already existing End of Month Comedy Nights.
“The aim is to grow the brand and ensure comedians are regularly employed,” Moyo said.
“The club will introduce upcoming comedians on the day, who will also take time to showcase their comic skill. We have started to groom upcoming comedians – Mandlenkosi, Sipho Moyo and Weiller from Bulawayo – and on our next act on February 13, we will introduce from Gweru, Kadeem Walele, Tichawona and Neal Mpofu.
“We wish to grow the industry and create job opportunities. This is also to avoid monotony as the new guys will bring in fresh, new acts and probably take a different angle which may be relevant to a certain part of our audiences.”
This show comes after the Intwasa Xtra Comedy Night, which took place at the Bulawayo Theatre in November 2014.
It went wrong for comics from Elando tha General, Ntando and Q the boss, who delivered what may well be classified as X-rated adult jokes.
Angry parents demanded their money back and lashed out at the comedians’ inaugural performances.