The Village Boy rib cracker Long John is slowly and easily penetrating into the global platform as comedy lovers are sorting after his comic talent.
Last week he received his first ever NAMA Outstanding Comedian Award To top the icing on the cake, one of his stand up performances which he did at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek was broadcast on Namibia Broadcasting Corporation on the same weekend.
Filling in on what he’s been up to lately he said,
“These days I'm busy performing and travelling around Africa representing my country in major comedy shows and festivals such as the Kigali International Comedy festival Rwanda, Kampala Comedy festival Uganda, the Zambia International Comedy festival, The Churchill Show in Kenya and lots more, after that I’m off to Asia.
Long John’s comedy is normally focused on himself and everything that surrounds around him.
Raised up by his grandparents and the life lessons they taught him when he was growing up in Chimanimani, he turned all his experiences into money-making crackers which are now earning him fortunes in the world.
The Village Boy as he passionately calls himself was recently featured on a new stand-up comedy series Called Funny People Africa on Showmax and Mzansi Comedy Nights on Mzansi Magic DStv.
“I've been focused on my family in Chimanimani because of the cyclone Idai disaster, I lost a lot of friends and relatives, a disaster like this is not easy I am still trying to recover from the shock,” he commented.
On a lighter note responding to a question of his likes and dislikes he jokingly said:
“I love travelling but I am convinced that babies in aeroplanes are the real terrorists they should never be allowed in any plane. Mainly I hate politics and people who think they know everything in life.
“On the other hand, I love people who are open to new ideas and willing to learn. I’m passionate about helping others especially if they want to be helped and seeing them through success. I love creating and freedom of creativity.
“I am in a relationship with this thing called "comedy", I’m in love with bringing laughter and joy to people. At a very young age I used to see how my grandparents laughed when they watch comedy on our small black and white TV from there I've always wanted to make people feel the same way hence the passion.”
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