Basketmouth has proved time after time, that he is in his own lane and not only an exquisite comedian, but a branding genius. From being the first Nigerian-African comedian on Comedy Central, to having a day named after him, in Texas, USA, he is consistently differentiating himself from his peers, and making Africa proud!
We spoke of ‘The Lord Of The Ribs’ Show Basketmouth organized, and now it seems he has quickly gained the support of MTV, MTV Base and BET. But that’s not all, Comedy Central has now decided that they want to broadcast Basketmouth show on national TV, via their platform.
WHAT THE FREAK!
Africa to the world, indeed. This speaks volumes!
Check out what Comedy Central released below.
Basketmouth continues to make waves on the international comedy scene by becoming the first Nigerian comic to have his own dedicated TV special, “Comedy Central Presents Basketmouth – Lord of the Ribs”.
The laugh-out-loud comedy channel will be pairing up with Basketmouth to broadcast a one-hour highlights show based on the 2015 edition of “Lord of the Ribs” comedy night.
This year’s comedy spectacular includes a best-ever line-up of Nigerian and international comedians including Basketmouth himself, and guest comedians Robert Powell (USA), Griff (USA), Buchi(Nigeria), Bovi (Nigeria), Okey Bakassi (Nigeria), Ndumiso Lindi (SA), David Kau (SA) and Salvador(Uganda).
In support of the initiative, Basketmouth will also feature in a range of associated programming on Comedy Central’s sister channel MTV Base.
Basketmouth commented, “I am very excited to be working with Comedy Central and MTV Base to expand the reach of Lord of the Ribs to a pan-African television audience.”
Added Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “We are delighted to partner with Basketmouth to create this compelling high quality TV special for Comedy Central. We are committed to raising the profile of Nigerian comics and comedy – both at home and internationally – and we hope the partnership with Basketmouth will be the first of many such initiatives.”
“Comedy Central Presents Basketmouth – Lord of the Ribs” will be taped at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on 4 October 2015 and broadcast to 50+ countries in sub-Saharan Africa on Comedy Central in December.