30th September, 2010
Riding on the crest of the popularity that his show, Lord of The Ribs, garnered earlyÂ this year, humour merchant, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, is set toÂ stage another edition of the annual comedy concert.
The event, which in the past was christened Uncensored, will this year hold on 10Â October, 2010 and scheduled to hold at the Expo Centre of the EkoÂ Hotels andÂ Suites,Â Lagos, South West Nigeria.
It is expected to feature an array of stars including 10Â NigerianÂ musicians, 10Â home-grown comedians, 10 foreign comedians fromÂ South Africa, United States andÂ Britain.
One of the foreign comedians expected at the show is the Nigeria-bornÂ Hollywood star,Â Gina Yashere. She will be experiencing her debut performance in Africa.
Explaining the motive behind the concert, Basketmouth said â€œwe want to do somethingÂ different, something that has not been done in the history ofÂ stand-upÂ comedyÂ inÂ Nigeria.â€
He added that for the first time in the history of comedy show in Nigeria, N1 millionÂ cash prize is to be won by a member of the audience, courtesy ofÂ Coca-Cola,Â inÂ celebration of the companyâ€™s Open for Happiness promo, while a bottle of Coca-Cola willÂ be given to every member of the audience.
Earlier in the year, the award winning comedian rocked the city of London, where heÂ staged the first edition of Lord Of The Ribs, thus becoming the second black comedian inÂ the history of the prestigious 02 Arena Hall to have a sell out show.
Later in the year, he travelled round the world, touring the US, South Africa, KenyaÂ andÂ Ghana, to rub shoulders with comedy greats likeÂ Mel MillerÂ andÂ Chris James.