The comedy industry in Kenya has been teetered to a point of collapse by the Covid19 pandemic. A testimonial by Comedienne Zainabu Zeddy of Churchill that most of the show’s comedians are struggling to make ends meet could not be further from the truth.
Zeddy’s declaration was supported by Comedian Jalang’o who advised comedians to use the platform as a gateway to better things because they could not depend on the show’s allowances to change their lives. A look at several funnies who feature in the weekly program that airs on NTV paints a picture of how the status quo is.
Most of them have resorted to creating YouTube content where one can earn, thanks to the creativity and number of subscribers an individual has on their channel. Truth be told, some are making profits while others lose.
For instance, comedian Oliver Otieno, better known as YY is making a kill out of it. His account boasts of 43 K+ subscribers. He takes home good money.
Comedian YY's channel
An equivalent is a state at Sammy Kioko ,Tom Daktari and Jalang'o's YouTube channels. The two ventured to resourceful content that many Kenyans would love. Their accounts speak volumes.
Mammoth Eunice, a female comedian, is disrupting and dismantling all norms around the industry. She is successful compared to her male colleagues.
Looking at MC Jessy’s, and Edie Butita’s YouTube channels, one can tell there is still much to be resolved.
We are however buoyed by their unwavering faith to push against hopelessness.
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