Wave-making comedian, Patrick Onyeke aka Kunle Thomas, has disclosed that his comedy skit currently showing on television has been in the pipeline for about two to three years, but only decided to unleash it now.
Kunle exclusively explained to Nigeriafilms.com that his style of comedy is called ‘slapstick’, which is a comedy with less talk. He further said this has now been accepted by Nigerians. Kunle Thomas also stated that his aim is to do a pan African comedy that will carry everyone along.
Furthermore, he joked about comedian stealing other people’s jokes, saying that it’s just a matter of time because a thief can never steal for long. “Let them steal. Its better you pray to God to continue to give you the creativity so that they can continue to steal. Every day for the thief one day for the owner,” he said.
Kunle Thomas noted that Nigerian comedians are actually lazy and really need that push because people don’t want to venture into new things.
“It’s not just stand up comedy alone, we have not exploited a lot of comedy avenue well such as slapstick, sitcom, stand up, dark comedy which means it might not be funny to you, but it’s funny. You don’t have to gesticulate to make people laugh but in the real sense, it’s funny,” he told Nigeriafilms.com.
He advised that people should take their time to explore other genres of comedy and not just stand up comedy alone.
The comedian who wrote ‘The Place,’ which was directed by Desmond Elliot, was nominated for best comedy writer in Africa, in the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2014.
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