Veteran comedian and Chairman of Laugh Industry Daniel Ndambuki, famously known as Churchill, has revolutionized comedy in Kenya. Apart from bringing laughter into our living rooms every Thursday and Sunday, the Churchil Show has transformed the lives of many comedians and created employments to many directly and indirectly. And the new sensation on Churchill Show is the fast Adhis Jojo, real name is Joan Adhiambo.
Joan was born and raised in Kwoyo area, Homa Bay county. In a family of five, the comedienne is the second born. Adhis and her siblings were raised by a single who is a primary school teacher. She told Daily Nation of how her family is taking her new celebrity status:
“My family is happy. They are telling me to keep up the spirit. My friends are also supporting me,” Adhis told the publication.
The comedienne is a fourth year Journalism student at Moi University. Adhis took a break from her study to chase a dream of becoming comedienne in a male dominated field.
First Big Break
Ndambuki has an open policy for any comedian who has talent. If you good you good. Before her debut on the big stage, the stand-up act had tried for at least one year to impress the judges. Churchill singled her out during a live recording of the show in Ruiru:
“Adhis has been wanting to come to Churchill Show for three years. For one year, she has been trying to audition and she kept on being told, ‘Keep cooking.’ In fact, this is her third time standing on stage,” the visibly proud Churchill said.
And she handled herself like a real pro; delivering every punchline like a pro.
How much is she paid on the show
The comedienne earns an estimated kes5,000 to kes10,000 per episode on the Churchill show. Pay aside, appearing on the show affords comedians visibility and a very high possibility of attracting corporates to seek their services to endorse new products and jobs from media houses. Next