Harare's first comedy club on cards

HARARE - Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube will launch a Stand Up Comedy Club at a local hotel in Harare next month.

The c club, the first of its kind in the history of Zimbabwean comedy, will be operational every night of the week.

“I am so excited about this. This is excellent. People will be coming in to laugh their lungs out every single day of the week.

“The new comedy club is a small space with big laughs. Hope to see you there in April which is the launch period announced so far,” said the award-winning jester.

Last year the comedian launched a fundraising campaign to raise money to build the Victoria Falls Comedy which has not been built to date. The well-travelled comedian reportedly raised only raised $220 out of an earmarked $200 000.

Ncube recently told a local daily that he had been forced to revise fundraising strategy.

“I am in talks with ZBC to get some of my content onto the station’s television and radio so that I can get some funds from adverts.

“I have also increased the number of shows I am doing around the country and some of the revenue from these will be channeled to the building of the dome,” he was quoted as saying.

Ncube, who took part in the Comedy Central’s International Comedy Festival, has just returned from his maiden performance in Ivory Coast.

He has performed in various places including the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, South African Comedy Circuit, Nite of a Thousand Laughs in Abuja, Nigeria and Uganda.

The National Arts Merit Award (Nama) winning Ncube has shared the stage with Klint da Drunk (Nigeria), Mandy (Nigeria), Eric Omondi (Kenya), Funny Face (Ghana) and Patrick Salvado Indringi (Uganda).

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