Radio and TV host George Nii Armah Quaye has waded into the ” DKB is not funny ” controversy advising critics to give him a break.
The Morning Zoo/ Pundits host who is not happy about how certain people in the mainstream media and social media space are bashing the comedian for woefully performing at the just ended Easter Comedy by Event Factory, took to micro blogging site Facebook to lend his support for the “King of Comedy”. He posted:
Look, making people laugh, when you don’t know a quarter of the many issues on their minds and in their hearts isn’t an easy task. Comedians all over the world suffer bad days. #DKB had one bad night and so what? We suddenly forget all the many great nights he’s had? We suddenly forget how he’s cracked people up time and again on many different platforms? Give the man a break! One bad night isn’t enough to say he’s not funny! “
George first garnered acclaim 14 years ago when he made an appearance in the hit TV comedy series, Taxi Driver (which also featured Mikki Osei Berko as his Uncle, Master Richard). Little did many know that the man widely known as Aboagye had made his debut television appearance 4 years earlier in 1995, when he played Ghana’s former president, Jerry John Rawlings in George Laing’s classic kids TV show, Kyekyekule. George grew up with dreams of becoming a rapper, a lawyer, a marketer, even a DJ, but never an actor.
In 2001/2002, George played the lead role in his first international movie alongside top UK stars Maynard Eziashie (The Contract, Ace Ventura), Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City, Habibti), Naomie Harris (Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean,) and a host of others in “Anansi”- a dramatic Odyssey of three young men and a lady surviving a perilous stowaway expedition from Ghana to Europe. It was produced by Germany’s Avista Film and Brainpool with support from the media program for the European Union and shot on locations in Ghana, Morocco, Germany and Spain.
13th February 2006, this Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) degree holder from the University of Ghana, Legon would leave his high flying and enviable Technical Director Position at Village Communications to take up a much lower copy writer role with the Multiple Concepts Group/Charterhouse Ghana. A group he never regrets as it set his life in the right direction.
Having hosted and produced a few corporate events, wedding receptions, parties and other small events here and there, George will step up to his biggest show yet, when he hosts Charterhouse’s night of 1004 laughs and music at the National Theatre.
Between 2006 and 2017 George would go on to host and produce all editions of the comedy show alongside the team at Charterhouse, discovering Ghana’s funniest man today, Funny face along the way. He also produced award winning shows like it takes two, Agoro, stars of the future, the Goodlife game show and a host of other events including the ever prestigious Ghana Music Awards.