Riding on the fame and popularity that his show, Lord of The Ribs garnered early this year, Glo ambassador and humor merchant, Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth is set to stage another edition of the annual comedy concert. The annual comedy event which in time past was christened Uncensored will this year hold on the 10th day of October, 2010, 10-10-10.
The event which will be held at the deluxe, 5000-seater Expo Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos will be featuring an array of stars which will include 10 Nigerian musicians, 10 homegrown comedians, 10 foreign comedians from South Africa, US and Britain.
One of the foreign comedians expected at the show is the Nigerian born in London and lives in Hollywood, Gina Yashere. She will be experiencing her debut performance in Africa.
Explaining the motive behind the concert, Basketmouth explains, “We want to do something different; something that has not been done in the history of standup comedy in Nigeria”.
To this end, Basketmouth disclosed that for the first time in the history of comedy show in Nigeria, 1million naira cash prize is to be won by a member of the audience. Courtesy of Coca-Cola in celebration of their open for happiness promo, a bottle of Coca-Cola will be given to every member of the audience and behind the cork lays the code to win.
Earlier in the year, the award winning comedian rocked the city of London where he staged the first edition of Lord of The Ribs. Basketmouth became the second black comedian in the history of the prestigious 02 Arena hall to have a sold out show. The 2500 capacity hall was filled to the brim. Later in the year, he travelled round the world touching the US, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana and robbed shoulders with comedy greats like Mel Miller and Chris James.