Stand-up comedian Bethel Njoku, well known as Senator, has bemoaned the performance of comedy shows in recent times arguing that the amusing entertainment nowadays “fall below expectations.”
In a chat with the Sunday Scoop, Senator mentioned that “Having your own show does not mean you are a successful comedian. It doesn’t make you funny.
He added: “Many comedy shows, these days, really fall below performance expectations. A comic only stages his own show because he wants to reach out more to his fan base. What that means is that he is doing the five minutes feature in other people’s event but he has enough time to express himself at his own show.”.”
Senator, who is also an actor, went to explain how he juggles acting with the comic profession.
He is quoted to have said; “I studied Theatre and Performing Arts at the University of Jos, so, it’s nothing new to me. I only concentrated on stand-up comedy and master of ceremonies because they take lesser time and rake in more money.”