I have no 'co-equal' – Bob Okala

Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng popularly known as Bob Okala says he has no match when it comes to stand-up comedy in Ghana.
Bob Okala admits that though there are a number of comedians in the country, none surpasses his prowess.
The popular comedian first explained that there are ‘jokers’ in the country like the late Santo and Judas who make people laugh in movie conversations but cannot excite a live audience, something, only talented people like him can do.
In an interview, Bob Okala said that his contribution to Ghana’s stand-up comedy began in an era where the industry was not lucrative.
He recalled how the loss of Unilever, the main sponsor of the regular comedy series Key Soap Concert party, caused the demise of live concerts, adding, he would have been a multi-millionaire by now if he started comedy in contemporary times.
Asked if he could challenge the likes of Funny Face and DKB, who are touted as the hottest comedians in Ghana at the moment, the award winning comedian says he is still the best comedian despite his weakness in the English language.
Entertainment critic Prince Tsegah lauded the comedian for maintaining his status in the industry.
He had a piece of advice for DKB and Funny Face “…..my honest opinion of DKB and especially Funny Face is that they are more sarcastic than very funny.”
“Most of what they put out is sarcasm, that will make you just laugh but they don’t make you laugh without really ‘dissing’ somebody or trying to put somebody down and for me that is not the art,” Prince Tsegah said.
Source: Joy News

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