Arguably the biggest stand-up comic in Nigeria — Basketmouth has been all over the world making people laugh and he is paid mightily well for doing so.
The great comic Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth has now be scheduled to appear on stage at a World famous comedy festival in Canada.
He will become the first Nigerian comedian to perform at the annual seven day ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival.
The event is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, July 20 – Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Montreal.
Basketmouth, who will make his festival debut at various clubs during the week said: ‘I am extremely humbled by the opportunity and I intend to give it more than my best shot and the best of me; it is certainly a dream come true.’
In a statement, Channel Director, Comedy Central Africa Van der Veer said: ‘African comedy has the potential to be one of the African continent’s most powerful cultural exports and we are very proud to have John, Mpho and Basketmouth representing Comedy Central in Canada. We are delighted to facilitate their presence at ‘Just For Laughs’ one of the world’s most important international comedy events.’