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Tuesday, March 12, 2013


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.

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