Doc Vikela in maiden Botswana performance

HARARE - Award-winning comedian, Doc Vikela’s star continues to shine as he will perform in Botswana alongside some of Africa’s biggest comics.

The showcase, slated for September 2 at the Gaborone International Conference Centre (GICC), will feature seven comics from across Africa.

These include Salvador from Uganda, Trevor Gumbi, Lihle Lindzy (South Africa) and Botswana comics Juju Vine, Penyo The Master and Mawee.

“I am super excited; it is a different feel altogether and I am ready to go. I am counting down the days and it feels good to represent the country on a different platform like this,” he said.

The 2015 National Arts Merit Award (Nama) winner said he also has other continental shows lined up.

“I have already performed in South Africa and there is an African tour coming up. My management is finalising the dates and confirmations for the tour,” he said.

Doc Vikela has over the past year seen his star rise, even getting complimented by Africa’s funny woman, Annie Kansiime when she held her maiden Zimbabwean show.

“I did not know about this madness, I did not know about Doc. He is really good and I foresee comedy here doing a lot of great things that people are going to stop writing about politics and write about comedy.

“I only knew about Zimbabwean comedy when Carl came to Uganda at some point and you know how it is when a foreign act comes in — it is a big deal,” she said.

Doc Vikela recently left people in stitches at the official opening of Theatre in the Park, introducing a new set of jokes.

His ability to connect with the audience, follow the latest trends in politics, popular culture has made his acts a marvel to watch.

Unlike some comedians who fail to bring in new material, Doc Vikela makes his performances interesting by exploring hot subjects.

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.