Ghana’s leading Events Company Charterhouse, yesterday announced a special edition of their annual comedy show this year ‘Night of 1029 Laughs & Music’ themed ‘So you think you are funny’. This year’s edition will give promising comedy talents the opportunity to take exhibit their craft in front of a live audience. The search has begun by asking interested persons to post funny videos on social media with a special hashtag and also, tagging the organizer before the 30th of November 2022. The main event, ‘Night of 1029 Laughs & Music’ will come off on the 26th of December 2022 at the Grand Arena on the premises of the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana.
A publication by Charterhouse stated that the search was for unprofessional but talented comedians. “On this year’s edition, dubbed ‘Night of 1029 Laughs & Music’ slated for 26th December at Grand Arena (AICC), Christmas comes a month early for upcoming comedians as Charterhouse offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a brilliant amateur mount the biggest comedy stage in Ghana”, the statement read.
Charterhouse also clearly stated in the publication that comedy may not be as easy as it seems because, even though you might think you are funny, to be a successful professional comedian, the audience must also think you are funny. “So, you think you’re funny? Is a sense of humor one of your core strengths? There’s just one problem; other people must also think you’re funny. This is indeed a hurdle, because humor is a two-sided exchange. It’s a feedback loop between you (the joke teller) and your listener (the audience). Humor doesn’t happen in a vacuum. So, it’s not enough to only consider how you see yourself; you must also consider how the world sees you”, the statement read.
In the statement, Charterhouse also released the details for interested comedy talents to apply for the opportunity to perform on the big stage of the ‘Night of 1029 Laughs’ in December 2022. “Simply upload your standup comedy video and Tag @charterhousegh on Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtags, #1029laughs and #southinkurfunny. And, stand the chance of earning a spot with some of the biggest names in comedy across the continent on the biggest comedy stage in Ghana. Most comedians have had their breakthroughs on this stage, this can be your opportunity, take it!! Deadline for submission is 30th November”, the statement read.
Some of the big names in both Ghanaian comedy and Nigerian comedy who have performed at the ‘Night of 1000 Laughs’ franchise by Charterhouse include Basket Mouth (Nigeria), Okey Bakassi (Nigeria), Fritz Baffour (Ghana), Bovi (Nigeria), Funny Face (Ghana), Akpororo (Nigeria), Klint De Drunk (Nigeria), OB Amponsah (Ghana), Jacinta (Ghana), Lekxy DeComic (Ghana), Godons (Nigeria).
By Jerry Wonder