The Easter Comedy Show proved you could stay in Accra and have all the fun as Christ is remembered for his death for mankind.
For Ghanaians and all the people who made it to the Accra International Conference Centre on Easter Saturday as part of remembering Christ’s death, it was a different kind of pain in the ribs.
Pain from too much laughing and happiness. Not that they could help it as performer by performer and even attendees wowed the audience with too much laughter than their ribs could handle.
The Easter Comedy Show that was graced by former First Lady of the land Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings did not start on time as scheduled for 8:00 pm on Saturday night.
However, one of a perfect comedy show’s strength is its ability to read the audience and adapt quickly and boy did MC on the night and Ghanaian comedian Khemikal adapt quickly.
Khemikal reacted to the audience complain that it wasn’t normal to be late by cracking a joke themed on why Ghanaians can’t be suicide bombers because of their poor time management. The complaints quickly escalated to pure moments of happiness and rib cracking laughter.
But this was just the beginning.
Kofi Bentil showed the audience that old is still amazingly gold with a great performance as he paved way for Lekzy De Comik on the night.
Lekzy took a page from the former president of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama’s book to treat fans to an evidence-based comedy show inviting a few people to the stage in his funny display.
The Easter Comedy Show sandwiched a great musical mash-up display between Lekzy De Comik and Ghana’s Queen of Comedy Heiress Jacinta’s performances.
When Jacinta took to the stage, ladies in the room could not help but cheer her on with shouts and applause all around. The gentlemen had no option that to join the jeers throughout Jacinta’s performances as people gasped for air for laughing too much than they had estimated.
Then it was time for Nigeria who still has a huge role in African stand-up comedy. Maybe it’s the way they talk or how they have absolutely no fear to take a dig at their own, whichever way, Nigerian stand-up comedian Acapella was just too good on the night.
Comedy is a creative art and Acapella was damn too creative for someone who had brought a list on stage so as not to forget his jokes. The really creative part was how he got the audience to make him check his list without them even knowing it was all a plan. His jokes, absolutely rib cracking.
It was Easter and there had to be some form of pastoral ministration. And there was! Pastor Alewa (so the audience made it known), however, was not in the mood to minister on the death of Christ.
Ofori Amponsah’s entry was epic for the romantic he tried to achieve (and did in grand style) on stage with a red and white outfit. The Ghanaian musician practically got everyone standing and singing to his tunes. Except the very few who just loosened a few hinges of their seats with not being able to sit still as Pastor Alewa did his thing. Ofori Amponsah singing one of Sarkodie’s rap lines in his song, epic!
DKB mounted the stage to make jokes on current affairs concerning a TV3 presenter saying the ‘VAGIMA’ instead of VGMA and Delta Force saga.
People in the auditorium who weren’t that enthused at the point came back to life when Becca ignited the place with her spectacular vocal fortitude. The Ghanaian’s dance moves with her dancers on the night was one to behold.
Becca’s performance was an introduction for the final act on the night and Uganda’s funniest man alive, Salvador.
Looking at Salvador’s face will make you laugh your somewhere out!
The Ugandan entered with a few cheers as he politely greeted the audience.
Salvador told the audience that, where he comes from, people ‘go crazy’ for him whenever he appears on stage. So for the ‘constituency’, he was gonna go backstage and make Khemikal who was MC on the night reintroduce him.
He did get the loud cheers for his second coming but you just had to be there to know how funny he made the whole thing. Typical comedian.
Using his family life and ‘ugly face’, Salvador made jokes that showed he was a true Lord of the Ribs. Saving the best for last could not have a better meaning that that.
But there was a cliffhanger. Salvador started to make a joke about ‘men of God’ when a mic fell to create a big boom sound in the auditorium. With the sound coming from behind the Ugandan comedian, it caught him by surprise as he jumped with a scare on his face. One could see that wasn’t planned. Everybody in the room saw it caught Salvador unawares.
So he hilariously thanked Ghana for worshiping God in truth and in spirit and said his goodbyes, promising to say the joke next time he visits.
This only happens at The Easter Comedy Show!