Humour returns to Playhouse


VETERAN comedians Brighton ‘Big Head’ Sinkala, Shike Mwisho, Derrick ‘Dangerous Joburg’ Kondowe and Bob Nkosha last Friday hosted a show dubbed ‘Last Men Standing’ at the Lusaka Playhouse.
Friday’s show started an hour later than scheduled and had a low turnout.
It was anchored by Dangerous Joburg, who set things in motion and introduced Brighton as the first act of the night.
Brighton emerged onto the stage with an energetic performance of the ‘Chimwemwe’ dance and Chester’s hit song ‘Banjo’ playing in the background.
The comedian constantly made reference to the funny shape of his head, as he is known for, doing during his performances.
He said the former President Kenneth Kaunda was the source of his problems in life for failing to bless him as a child.
Brighton joked that Dr Kaunda had visited his hometown of Mbala where he blessed residents randomly by touching the top of their heads with his trademark white handkerchief but upon seeing his [Brighton’s] head, the former head of State became amused and laughed instead.
The comedian proceeded to joke about all of Zambia’s past presidents, including how no one beat Rupiah Banda at sleeping in public or Michael Sata’s epic responses during interviews.
He also joked about the naming habits of different Zambian tribes and, particularly, cited the easterners as having the most awkward names.
Part of his material also included church denominations in Zambia and how you can tell them apart through the type of songs they sing.
However, Brighton’s act lasted too long on stage and at some point, it nearly seemed as though the whole thing had turned into a one-man show.
He finally left the stage for Copperbelt-based comedian Shike Mwisho, who began by describing the ways that different tribes in Zambia give directions to the toilet.
Mwisho also hilariously shared with the audience some of the challenges he had moving from a government to mine school as a teenage boy.
The audience warmed to his humour easily and offered him generous applause when he left the stage.
Closing off the show was Bob Nkosha, who claimed there was no love in the suburbs or ‘kuma yard’ but only in the townships.
He also told the women in the audience that men can only be asked two questions in a row because they never respond to a third question.
According to Bob, one of the trickiest questions for a man to answer is, “Where are you?”
Overall, the show was appreciated by the audience despite its late start and made for a good distraction on an otherwise quiet Friday evening.

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