As the comedy fraternity in Kenya continues to mourn the sad passing on of promising creative, Othuol Othuol, details of what is ailing the industry continue to emerge.
The most recent story, is one told by the platform founder himself, Mwalimu Churchill. Whose name has been dragged in mud time and again as young comedians continue to languish in poverty. A number loosing their lives in unclear circumstances.
Mwalimu Churchill spills the beans
The Godfather of comedy in Kenya believes that so many upcoming comedians lack the ability to efficiently manage their money while busy chasing ‘the social media lifestyle’.
The minute a comedian starts earning some good money, they attract a certain circle of friends. Some good, others not so good.
Remember, a stand-up comedian of this kind, is not guaranteed a monthly salary, so when you spend all you have today, tomorrow you might have to live without.
“One of the biggest challenge in the entertainment industry is the social media. So you have a big name, have a big following and you have to impress people every single day. In order to remain relevant. But sometimes, it gets out of hand,” Churchill admitted.
However, the Churchill Show founder, believes he gave the deceased a golden platform to grow his brand which he at times took with a lot of seriousness.
It is sad that majority of people who shared this journey of life with the late comedian, admitted he was very stubborn. One with bad drinking habits that might have cost him his life.
Have a listen; but may his soul rest in eternal peace.
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