Eric Omondi speaks on meeting Churchill and how he changed his life: I waited for two years before he called
Comedian Eric Omondi recently opened up yet again of how he met fellow comedian Churchill while still in campus.
Omondi surprised Churchill at a Churchill Show event in Naivasha by making a cameo appearance at the show after seven years.
In the show, he confessed how instrumental Churchhill was in his life.
“In 2006, while I was a second-year student at Daystar, I was an MC at an event which Churchill attended,” Eric said.
“He was impressed by my skills. I was to ask for his phone number later, but he asked for mine. I waited for two years before he called me in 2008 to inquire if I was ready to perform.”
Omondi said that meeting churchil ushered him into the comedy world.
“I have never told this story to anyone anywhere. People keep asking me how I met Churchill,” Eric said.
“I used to MC at events and people would later tell me that I made them laugh. They kept on asking me to conduct other events. Then one day, when I learnt that Churchill, who was prominent at that time, would attend an event in the school, I got excited.
“I did not want to propose myself to MC the event. So I waited. However, I was given the chance and so I really did my best. I performed narratives and poems,” Eric went on.
And finally saying:
“He asked me to watch 12 episodes of the show and to get ready to perform at the 13th episode. That was my breakthrough,” Eric said.