The past few years have seen the deaths of many comedians in the entertainment industry. To say that the industry is at crisis point is an understatement and the recent death of rising light Othuol Othuol has brought the issue back to the fore.
The Godfather of Kenyan comedy, Daniel Churchill Ndambuki has been under attack the past few years for his perceived lack of help for the struggling comedians.
But it seems that Mr. Ndambuki has had it with being criticised for the plight many comics face and came out with a tough lecture during Othuol Othuol’s funeral.
“…the reason you see why when anything bad happens they say Churchill comedian its because it is the only platform that they get to be seen on. Listen, I’m not the government! I am not funded by the government,” he said.
He added that his show was just a medium to give comedians a platform to build their brands because they aren’t employed on the show as many think. He encouraged them to diversify and not just depend on the show.
“This is just a small dream of a young man who decided to give millions of talented young men and women a chance to be on stage and realise their dreams,” he explained.
He went ahead to warn them to stop calling fans family.
“Stop waking up and telling them what you are eating, what you are dressing in, and know that you have a life and your family is your mum, your sibling and relatives.”