Show to poke fun at party man­i­festos

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

PI­O­NEER Mall-based Victory Restau­rant is set to host a com­edy night to­mor­row with a po­lit­i­cal twist as the main topic will be the man­i­festos of the par­ties con­test­ing in Satur­day’s gen­eral elec­tions.

The re­cently-opened estab­lish­ment has lined up lo­cal co­me­di­ans MSL Relo, Mas­apo, Mapena, Scaftin and Mkhond­wane to tickle Ba­sotho’s funny bone on the eve of the polls to show the hu­mor­ous side of pol­i­tics.

In an in­ter­view with the Week­ender this week, Victory Restau­rant pro­pri­etor, Stephen Monya­mane, said the event is meant to take the mickey out of the prom­ises po­lit­i­cal par­ties have made to the elec­torate hence its ti­tle The Last Man­i­festo.

“We have read the man­i­festos of all the po­lit­i­cal par­ties which will take part in Satur­day’s Na­tional As­sem­bly elec­tions and de­cided to fo­cus our com­edy night on them with help from the finest co­me­di­ans Le­sotho has to of­fer,” Monya­mane said.

“Our in­ten­tion is to of­fer a hu­mourous per­spec­tive to pol­i­tics be­fore Ba­sotho vote for their fu­ture lead­ers. Our in­ten­tion is not to mock or pro­mote a par­tic­u­lar party but to cre­ate dis­cus­sion and laugh­ter with re­gards to the com­pet­ing par­ties’ man­i­festos.

“Hu­mour can be de­rived from any­where, and this time around, we find it dur­ing the time of elec­tions.”

He said hir­ing the lo­cal co­me­di­ans was also in line with the restau­rant’s mission to pro­mote home-grown tal­ent.

“Victory Restau­rant in­tents to showw­case lo­cal tal­ent by pro­vid­ing the plat­form for its devel­op­ment. That is why we do not have any for- eign acts lined-up,” said Monya­mane.

“Even though we will be hav­ing a com­edy show this time around, we will have dif­fer­ent events in the fu­ture.”

Also speak­ing to the Week­ender, one of the co­me­di­ans set to per­form at The Last Man­i­festo, Mas­apo or Bones to his fans, promised a night of bliss for com­edy lovers.

“I al­ways feel hon­oured ev­ery time I en­ter­tain peo­ple. All I can say is, they should ex­pect more funny sto­ries and in­ter­est­ing in­ter­pre­ta­tions on the way we do things as a peo­ple,” said Bones, who stole the show last Oc­to­ber as the open­ing act for South African co­me­dian Joey Ras­dien in Maseru.

“I be­lieve it is high time we high­light the funny side of what hap­pens in our na­tion and show other na­tions all the facets of this coun­try.”

CO­ME­DIAN Mas­apo is billed to per­form at

The Last Man­i­festo.

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