KAMPALA – Comedy store which is one of Uganda’s biggest weekly comic nights is set to resume its weekly shows but this time the comedy-entertainment show will be hosted virtually/scientifically.
The show hosted by Alex Muhangi has partnered with Fezah, the digital airplay monitoring and artist booking platform, to debut their online shows in a bid to cope with the ‘new normal’ which has restricted mass gatherings.
The debut ‘scientific’ edition will be held this Friday August 28 starting at 8pm and organizers promise the same blended entertainment experience but at an affordable price and with more convenience.
“We think the online shows will be convenient for our fans. You can watch from wherever, including the Diaspora. And it’s cheap. Ordinarily, our tickets go for 20k, but the online shows will cost 10k. That way, you can spare some money for internet data. But it will be the same great entertainment package,” Muhangi said on Monday.
When the government banned entertainment events in March so as to slow the spread of the virus, event organizers had to find innovative ways to stage shows.
Muhangi explains that while musicians have continued to make TV appearances and online performances, the comedy industry has had no activity and this is entirely because stand-up comedy has always thrived on a live audience.
“But with the uncertainty surrounding how long the ban on shows could last, it’s time to go digital. Comedy Store fans have been requesting us to think of alternatives through which they can continue to enjoy comedy. They miss the experience. So, with Fezah, we are offering a solution,” Muhangi said.
Fezah has previously held online shows for Afrigo Band, Isaac Ruci, Michael Kitanda and Keneth Mugabi. They are also hosting Iryn Namubiru’s concert and Blankets and Wine.