Carl guns for world record

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

CO­ME­DIAN Carl Joshua Ncube has be­gun his at­tempt to break the Guin­ness book of records of “Most stand up com­edy per­for­mances in seven days”.

Ac­cord­ing to Guin­ness, the com­edy gigs must take more than 30 min­utes and must be per­formed be­fore a pay­ing au­di­ence at a recog­nised venue, which nor­mally stages com­edy nights.

Ncube who is now in Bu­l­awayo started his mis­sion last Wed­nes­day with two shows at Beer House and Capetown Com­edy Club in Capetown be­fore con­nect­ing to Jo­han­nes­burg for an­other show at Go­liath Com­edy Club.

The co­me­dian seems to have his notes right as he caught SABC’s at­ten­tion and was fea­tured on their break­fast show – Ex­presso dur­ing h is stay in that coun­try. He took time to share his am­bi­tion to break the world record with Graeme Richards. Feed­back from his fea­ture on Ex­presso was en­cour­ag­ing. One Fa­tima Peter­son wrote on the Ex­presso Face­book page: “Was watch­ing this guy. He is hi­lar­i­ous. That was the best dip...AWE­SOME!!!” Le­anda Mitchell posted: “I don’t know when last I laughed so loud that I’m sure neigh­bours could hear me. This man is hi­lar­i­ous. That’s the best Ouma dip ever lol.” The Guin­ness record is held by an Aus­tralian co­me­dian Mark Mur­phy, who set the record in 2007 when he staged 30 gigs at 30 venues in seven days all over Aus­tralia. The am­bi­tious Ncube tar­gets 35 per­for­mances at 35 venues across 12 cities in four coun­tries in seven days. To­day, it will be Bu­l­awayo’s turn to as­sist Ncube make his­tory as he per­forms at Copa Cubana, Nes­bitt Cas­tle and Pub Lagon­dola. He will con­clude his mis­sion in Vic­to­ria Falls with four shows at Vic­to­ria Falls Sa­fari Lodge, Africa Cafe, Shear­wa­ter Cafe, Look­out Cafe and Cresta Spray View.

Carl Joshua Ncube

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