Tuesday, March 12, 2013
BASKETMOUTH TO HOST COMEDY CENTRAL
Comic genius Basketmouth is to become the first Nigerian to host prestigious comedy gig and TV show Comedy Central Presents…Live at Parker’s. Basketmouth (@Basket_Mouth) has been snapped up by Africa’s only 24 hour comedy channel to helm and headline his own edition of the show in Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 April alongside well-known South African comedians. Basketmouth will bring his own inimitable brand of comedy to the live gig at legendary comedy venueParker’s Comedy & Jive (@ParkersComedy), followed by a special telecast of Comedy Central Presents Basketmouth Live at Parker’s, airing exclusively on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on Friday 14 June at 07:55 WAT/08:55 CAT. Commented Basketmouth, "I am really buzzed to be reppin’ for Naija at Comedy Central Presents…Live at Parker’s in April! So watch out: the Nigerian invasion has begun!” Commented Evert Van Der Veer, Head of Comedy Central, Africa, “It’s been our long-held ambition to include Nigerian comedians and comedy in our programming lineup - and what better way to start than with Basketmouth - the king of Nigerian comedy himself!” Basketmouth), 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.