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Pakare Paye arts centre is set to host its first ever comedy show this Saturday. The arts centre which has played host to a number of music performances from local and international artistes will this time around play home to some of Zimbabwe’s finest comedians.

Comedians lined up for the debut show include Simba the Comic King, Clive Chigubu, Long John as well as Prosper the Comic Pastor.

The quadruplet is poised to leave comic lovers in stitches of luaghter as most of them have been performing on such grand stages and doing great.

Simba the Comic King who is still basking in the glory of winning a NAMA award won early in the year said comedy enthusiasts should come in their numbers. “I do not want pre-empty everything but I can assure people should be prepared to laugh their lungs out as i do my thing on stage, so don’t miss out,” he said.

Long John, whose real name is Learnmore Mwanyenyeka says the Pakare Paye show will be a cut above the rest as the best in the business are ready for it.

“All I can say is that people are going to have a good laugh. Performances for the day are going to come from some of the best comedians the country has and that is something to look forward to,” said the comedian who rates himself as the ‘longest’ funny man the country has.

Although still not widely known in the fast growing sector, Long John has taken his act to such illustrious comedy events as Simuka Comedy Night, Bulawayo Night of a Thousand Laughs, Mahlekisa Comedy Nights and many other related as well as touring the country under Carl Joshua Ncube’s wings.

Event organiser, Tiri Nelson Gono said there will be a live there will be a live band to accompany performers during their acts to create a lively atmosphere.

“Some of the groups to perform include Munyaradzi Mataruse, Tsvete and other upcoming artistes from Norton. The comedy night will also be complemented by a comedy workshop the following day to identify comedy talent in Norton, courtesy of Simuka Comedy”, he said

Gono also added that this will be a ongoing thing, and will host such events on a monthly basis.

Source : The Herald

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