Basketmouth says contemporary comedians are taking the easier route to comedy

Ace comedian Basketmouth thinks laziness is to be blamed for comedians “taking the easy way out” and doing skits instead of stand-up comedy.

The award-winning comedian made this known during the recently held annual Social Media Week where he was a panellist at the Viacom Nigeria session themed Music, Content and Consumer Experiences… Changing The African Narrative.

According to him, he still does not see enough comedians taking time to hone the craft of stand-up comedy. He also expressed his displeasure with comedians who take the easy route of only creating skits.

“There’s nothing like a good joke. A joke can always be improved and even I often share some of my jokes with fellow comedians and they tell me it’s okay but tell me how to make it better. Doing skits on social media is very different from performing on stage. There is no filter on stage,” he said.

He also recently delved into movie making and directing with a yet to be released movie – The Exorcism of Alu, and a just-released music video.


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