FROM LEFT: Radio host Massawe Japanni, Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki and Felix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang’o. PHOTO | COURTESYFROM LEFT: Radio host Massawe Japanni, Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki and Felix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang’o. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

Up and coming comedians will this weekend have a chance to audition for the new comedy reality show dubbed The Ultimate Comic.

The auditions, which are open to competitors within the 18-50 years age bracket, will be held at the Kenya National Theatre (KNT) on Friday and Saturday between 8am and 6pm.

During the auditions the aspiring comedians will have to prove themselves to a panel of three judges comprising renowned comedians Tony Njuguna, Felix Odiwuor aka Jalang’o and radio host Massawe Japanni.

The past three weeks have seen close to 300 hopeful contestants present themselves to the judges to showcase their raw talent and prove that they have what it takes to be The Ultimate Comic.

The contestants who will be selected in the last round of auditions this weekend, will join other selected from auditions in Mombasa, Nakuru and Kisumu for the knock out stages in the coming weeks.

AUDITIONS

Following the auditions, 36 successful comedians from across the country will proceed to the knock out stages and live shows before the grand finale scheduled for March 2018.

“We are happy with the success we have witnessed so far in the three towns where we have already carried out auditions. We have seen good talent and selected some finalists from each of the regions for the next phase of the competition,” said Maisha Magic East Head of Channel, Margaret Mathore.

The Ultimate Comic winner will walk away with a TV contract, one million shillings and a car.

The new comedy show will start airing on Maisha Magic East on DStv channel 158 and GOtv channel 4 next month and consequently every Saturday from 8.30pm.