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The city of Gweru is set to lighten up with the hosting of monthly sessions of comedy nights following a successful inaugural event held over the weekend. The Saturday show saw Zimbabwe’s finest stand up comedians exchanging the microphone to entertain comedy lovers.

Comedians Carl Joshua Ncube, Michael Kudakwashe and Nqobizitha ‘Q’ Dube were the main acts of the day and they performed well beyond the expectations of fans who were kept entertained.

Gweru show was the trio’s first gig home after their successful tour in South Africa which saw them performing at Soweto Comedy Festival as well as staging various shows in Johannesburg comedy clubs.

The open microphone session was filled with upcoming comedians Brian Simbarashe Mafuso, Learnmore ‘Long John’ Mwanyenyeka and Archie who did not disappoint either.

The show dubbed “Gweru Comedy Night” was held in a packed Rotary Club Hall where comedy lovers enjoyed the night away with bout after bout of serious comedy.

Event organizer Muneer Walele said the event was only the beginning of such events as plans were already underway to make it a monthly session and bring something to town for comedy lovers.

“This is just the beginning but I can assure everyone who loves comedy that Gweru will be having such sessions and even more comedians will be invited.

“Plans are underway to make the event a monthly show. Previously Gweru had no such events and it is my dream to see people actually driving from all parts of the country to witness it,” explained Walele.

Walele also revealed that plans were underway to bring even more events to the Midlands capital with an arts festival being on the top of the list. “Right now the main focus is to put Gweru on the radar because not much is talked about in terms of arts.

“We are already finalizing details of bringing an arts festival to the city which will see different arts genres being showcased and probably a forum where notes will be exchanged amongst artists as to how the arts sector in the city and beyond can move forward,” explained Walele.

Source : The Herald