Stand-up comedy show a big hit

Theatre in the Park took a break from its usual schedule recently to introduce a five day stand-up comedy extravaganza to introduce the genre to a new audience.

Michael Kudakwashe performing at Theatre in The Park comedy.
Michael Kudakwashe performing at Theatre in The Park comedy.

The turnout grew daily, showing that there is a huge demand for comedy in the city. The line-up featured some of Zimbabwe’s popular comedians, Toropito, Edgar Langeveldt, Uncle Sam, Doc Vikela and Michael K. Each comedian had their unique and witty perspectives on current affairs ranging from Edgar Langeveldt’s shocking revelation that the constitution is satanic and that it is only mentioned two times in the bible. Next was Uncle Sam who belted out his ever popular church hymns much to the amusement of the audience.

The award winning Doc Vikela seemed to be the most popular with the crowd with his impersonations of popular cultural figures such as Sulumani Chimbetu and Mai Chisamba. “The Legend”, Michael Kudakwashe, gave a brilliant closing to the show with his trademark physical comedy. The co-ordinator of the event, Victor Mpofu, said the genre was growing from strength to strength. “It has become one of Zimbabwe’s most popular entertainment mediums and can only get stronger if corporate partners come on board,” said Mpofu.

Producer of the show Daves Guzha said: “I am impressed by the aggression and vigour displayed these young, new age comedians who approached me with the idea of hosting the event.” Some of the comedians will also perform at Simuka Comedy on September 13 at the Book Café.

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