As the saying goes that laughter is the best medicine, remember to save the date for 6th December this year as one of Africa’s top stand-up comedians, Basketmouth is scheduled to bring laughter live to the Malawian stage with a show at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) Auditorium from 8pm.
A pioneer in the stand-up comedy industry in Africa, Basketmouth has gone on to become one of Africa’s most known and loved comics.
Listed as one of the funniest people in Africa by CNN’s African Voices early this year, Basketmouth was born Bright Okpocha in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied Sociology and Anthropology in the University of Benin. He is an accomplished Comedian, Actor and entrepreneur.
He picked the stagename “Basketmouth” because he just speaks his mind unfiltered, without holding anything back – just like how a literal basket doesn’t hold water.
Basketmouth has over the years hosted a number of successful concerts for artists like Jay Z, Beyonce, Boys II Men and Sean Paul among many others.
He was the 1st African Comedian to host a one man comedy concert at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo.and has headlined shows in multiple African countries like Ghana, Kenya and South Africa etc.
Host of his own show on MTV Base, called The Big Friday Show which was a big success and won the best TV Show in 2013, Baskemouth is currently an ambassador forAfrican telecommunications company Globacom and Nigerian airline carrier Dana Air and has shared the stage with other famous comedians like Trevor Noah, Donnovan and David Kau, to mention a few.
Supporting him will be Mbeu “Snooze” Kambuwa, the latest African comedy sensation who recently won Comedy Central’s Grab The Mic Comedy Contest in South Africa, with a special music performance by Malawi’s own hip hop music group Nyali Muzik of the famous “From Malawi” song.
The tickets are available atMK 10,000 for Standard and MK 20,000 for VIP at Ulendo, Foodworths, Crossroads Hotel Business Centre, Papaya, Flavour’sCafé in Lilongwe. Corporate Bulk Tickets are also available via the hotline: +265 11 155 0150 or email [email protected]