Churchill Show has been in the news recently. And not exactly for the positive vibes one would expect from the most popular and influential Kenyan comedy show over the years.
It all started after the death of comic Kasee late last month. The death has opened up old wounds in the industry with many quarters trying to explore what the malaise is in the industry that is causing such occurrences.
Some leading comedians like Chipukeezy and Zeddy attacked Churchill Show director Victor Ber blaming him for a lot the issues that the industry is facing.
Zeddy alleged that Ber had also sabotaged the career of female comedians to give his wife, Wanjiku an edge and is the biggest cause of depression among comedians.
She also alleged that so serious was the situation that a number of comedians have sunk into depression before their eventual deaths.
Ber who has been silent about the allegations has finally responded to the claims saying that not only would they remain as friends but that she was welcome to come on Churchill Show
“Yes, without a doubt (I will welcome her). Since she wrote those things, I tried to keep it to myself, but she kept posting more and more and it wasn’t until Wednesday (July 8) that I picked up my phone and texted her and she called me back. I know her very well and when you watch the videos, she cannot edit the way they were,” Ber said.
Ber also felt that their was malice in Zeddy’s allegations, saying that someone intent on bringing down the legendary show was behind the claims made by her.
Njenga Mswahili and Kasee are among the Churchill Show comedians whose recent deaths have raised eyebrows.