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What’s Funny? Basketmouth to Host “Comedy Central Presents…” Stand-Up Show in South Africa




I actually used to get bitter a lot when I watch Comedy Central stand-up shows, at least the African ones. That’s because half the time, I can’t relate with Southern African jokes, where most of the comedians are from. It’s either I’m out of context or I don’t understand certain slang and I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that.

Nonetheless, no hard feelings because one of our very own Nigerians is on his way down to South Africa to record his own live Comedy Central stand-up show. And, he’s no one other than his comedic majesty, Basketmouth.

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 had this to say:

“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!”

And Evert Van Der Veer, Head of Comedy Central Africa commented:

“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!”

Comedy Central Presents Basketmouth Live at Parker’s is airing exclusively on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on Friday 14 June, 2012 at 07:55 WAT/08:55 CAT.

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  1. fifi

    March 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    no offense he is funny, but i would have preferred bovi instead…

    • Laide

      March 11, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      True ..bovi is getting funnier than basketmouth

  2. Olulu

    March 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    @basketmouth, u are mouthed, in short, your head dey there

  3. GreenDiamond

    March 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    bovi his gud but he has nothing on basket mouth oo i know dis for a fact!!!.. Basket mouth!!! yeppiiii!!!!

  4. Domino Pizza

    March 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

    thats why he said the Nigerian invasion has begun…he is there to warm the seats and kick start the show..that i know he is very talented at, and from then on bovi will kill us with laughter

  5. Mamajita

    March 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    They must have watched both Bovi and Basketmouth and preferred the latter, you should be happy your brother has gotten this opportunity to fly high the Nigerian flag,…next time it will be your Bovi….. You people are mean

  6. Jaccuzzi

    October 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I lyk dis site

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