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”, filmed and broadcast on pan-African comedy channel Comedy Central (DStv channel 122).
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.
|Basketmouth with Chris Mapane, Evert van der Veer, Mel Jones and Joe Parker at the taping of Comedy Central Presents Basketmouth Live at Parker's|
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.