The rise of the Ghanaian comedy industry has been very impressive these past few years as it has seen lots of patronage from the people who once upon a time doubted it. The industry has seen a lot of vibrancy as well, with many monthly comedy clubs and also a one-man show to its credit.

Stand-up comedian, Derrick Kobina Bonney, better known by stage name DKB has said he believes it is time, telecommunication giant Glo brings the Laffta Fest to the shores of Ghana. According the “King of Comedy”, the comedians in the country have risen to the standard to walk on any international stage and crack ribs. The biggest comedy stage in Ghana which was dominated by their Nigerian counterparts has been taken over by Ghcomics.

DKB holds: “We have very good comedians who have come of age and can rub shoulders with the Nigerian comedians. Myself as a comedian, I have performed on the same stage with American Comedian Aron Kader, Nigeria top gun Basketmouth, Uganda’s Salvador and I have hosted my very own one-man show dubbed “Point of view”. My other colleagues in the industry have also begun dominating the Night of Thousand Laughs and Music”.

He further said: “The industry has become vibrant with at least 4 to 5 comedy shows in a month, where the comedians go and better their crafts. We have become top selling performers and I believe it would be fair if Glo brings their Laffta Fest here to give their customers a feel of the most talked about comedy tour in Nigeria.

Glo Laffta Fest is the biggest comedy event in Nigeria, which brings top rated African comedians to tour the country. It wouldn’t be bad if there would be a Ghana edition to share the excitement.



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