The show, which they have called, LMFAO – we will NOT elaborate on the meaning – takes place on August 31 and September 1, 2012, 1830hrs, at the Bulawayo Theatre.
The foursome were last seen together causing raucous chaos with people’s lungs and breathing patterns as part of the humorous line up at the Simuka Comedy first anniversary, held at the Zimbabwe German Society in Harare in June.
Carl Joshua Ncube, currently based in Harare, with his brand of sassy, no-boundaries, humour needs no introduction. He has taken his punch lines to venues all over Harare and Bulawayo, to South Africa and to Nigeria. He is known as ‘the biggest stand up comedian in the world; from Zimbabwe.’
Bulawayo-based Chigubu is one of those talented comedians who can make you laugh just by looking back at you. He has a handsome funniness about his demeanour that had Harare in fits of laughter when he visited the capital earlier in 2012.
The multi-talented Comrade Fatso, takes a break from running around to organise the Shoko Urban Culture Festival in his home town, H-town, which takes place from September 18-22, for this Bulawayo tour. He calls himself ‘the only white comedian in the world; from Zimbabwe’ and has a knowledge of Shona which give his jokes a vernacular depth that catch his audiences by surprise all the time.
Ntando van Moyo is course. We won’t say vulgar because this is humour we are talking about. He knows no limits of censorship when he is on stage hitting audiences with shocking words and phrases – that make them break up into fits of mirth. He too caused a stir of laughable proportions when he was in Harare for the Simuka Comedy 1st anniversary show.
A statement from the key organisers of the show , Butshilo Nleya and Tswarelo Mothobe of Bantu Arts Inc, says, “the show will bring onto one stage, Bulawayo and Harare, Ndebele and Shona, white and black, ghetto and posh cultures, sharing and interacting with audiences from all sorts of backgrounds…”
But wait, before you start laughing, there is a bigger picture. The idea is to take this show to all 53 capital cities in Africa.
Nleya explained to Zimbo Jam, “LMFAO (pronounced el-em-fa-o) is a concept as opposed to a set of comedians coming together. As the show travels it will feature different comedians from around the country. Over the next 12 months we want to tour Zimbabwe. First it’s Bulawayo, then Harare next. After that we move to smaller cities and over the following three years we want to tour Africa.”
The LMFAO Bulawayo tour has been made possible by support from Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo, Deck Magazine, Mkhaya Music, 10th District, Initiative Arts and Born to life Arts.