Wed 04 Oct 2017, 10:44
The battles begin in the search for “The Ultimate Comic”
The search to find Kenya’s Ultimate Comic has begun. The auditions were no short of drama and laughter as over 60 contestants showed up to present their rib-cracking stand-up comedy acts to the judges. Seven contestants have been selected from Mombasa to compete alongside other winners who will be selected from other regions in the coming days.
Kisumu also played host to the Ultimate Comic talent-hunters last week and hundreds of locals showcased their skills for the two days.
“The event is an opportunity for counties to unleash their best talent as these auditions are open and free-of-charge and do not limit or discriminate on what comedians can do,” said Maisha Magic East Head of Channel Margaret Mathore.
Auditions will also be held in Nakuru on 6 and 7 October and finally in Nairobi on 13 and 14 October.
Following the auditions, 40 successful comedians from across the country who will be shortlisted will take part in the knock out stages and live shows before the grand finale scheduled for March 2018.
Mathore says: “The Ultimate Comic is a good opportunity for aspiring comedians young and old to showcase their talent. At Maisha Magic East we strive to deliver entertainment that people love into their hands and their living rooms while also using our influence and resources to play a positive role in our local production industry. This will definitely be a life changing experience for the person who will be named the Ultimate Comic.”
Judges include renowned comedians Tony Njuguna, Felix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang’o and radio host Massawe Japanni. The short listed comedians will also receive mentorship from various top personalities among them Charles Bukeko, aka Papa Shirandula, MC Jessy, Abel Mutua, Sammy Mwangi, Victor Ber, Carolyne Adong’o and Obillo Ng’ongo.
The Ultimate Comic aims to grow new talent in the comedy industry and accord a chance for both the young and old alike to realize their dreams. The Ultimate Comic will walk away with a TV contract, one million shillings and a car in the winner takes all competition.
The new comedy reality show Ultimate Comic will air exclusively on Maisha Magic East on (DStv 158) beginning November 4, 2017 and consequently every Saturday from 20:30 EAT.
Also check out the exciting line-up that Maisha Magic East has in store for you this October.