Zimbabwean comedian Clive Chigubu has promised to give fans a laughter-filled performance with his stand-up routine franchise The Clive Show at the Easter Theatre Festival which starts this afternoon at Lilongwe Old Town Hall.
“It is my first time in Malawi so I would like to give my Malawian fans an experience they will never forget,” said Clive.
He said his sets are just a bunch of miscellaneous topics ranging from romance to social issues.
“From where I come from politics is something you just talk about freely so I shun the subject. Because even if you crack such a joke the audience will be left in a dilemma—they don’t know whether they should laugh or be scared,” said Clive.
He said stand-up comedy is soon taking off in the country with an influx of new acts.
“Now we have comedy clubs. Harare alone has three comedy clubs. So it makes it easy for comedy to flourish.
Clive started his acting career in 2008 but his first one act piece in 2010 at Ibomba Festival.
The following year the comedian came up with The Clive Show a sequel which he debuted with The Clive show: I Might Be High.
The artist won the Best Outstanding Comedian in National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) in February.
Easter Theatre Festival, which has been organised by Solomonic Peakocks, starts today at Lilongwe Old Town Hall and moves to Blantyre tomorrow at Blantyre Cultural Centre until it wraps up on Monday.
Among other artists performing at the festival Izeki ndi Jakobo, Bikitoni and Difikoti, Rising Choreos, Nanzikambe and Solomonic Theatre will be on stage.