African co­me­dian for Johnny Live Com­edy se­ries

The Star (Jamaica) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The Johnny Live Com­edy Bar will be stag­ing its se­cond Com­edy Bar Spe­cial Show­case at 100 Hope Road in Kingston on Novem­ber 13, and also at 100 in Mon­tego Bay on Novem­ber 15.

“Ev­ery week we present a tal­ented bunch of Ja­maican co­me­di­ans to en­ter­tain at our Com­edy Bar, but ev­ery so of­ten we in­te­grate an over­seas act in the mix and dub it the Johnny Live Com­edy Bar Spe­cial. We had our first Com­edy Bar spe­cial in June fea­tur­ing Amer­i­can co­me­dian Shuler King and that was very suc­cess­ful, so we de­cided to in­ject an­other spe­cial show­case this month,” said Chris ‘Johnny’ Da­ley, Com­edy Bar cre­ator.

This time around the se­ries will see noted Africa-born co­me­dian Al­fred Kainga tak­ing the stage in Ja­maica for the very first time.

Orig­i­nally from Zim­babwe but cur­rently re­sid­ing in the US, Kainga was a fi­nal­ist in the Shaq All Star Com­edy Com­pe­ti­tion in 2014, and also a fi­nal­ist in the Fun­ni­est Comic in Texas Com­pe­ti­tion the same year.

He has also been a part of Kevin Hart’s suc­cess­ful Hart of the City Tour se­ries for Com­edy Cen­tral Tele­vi­sion, where he re­ceived na­tional ac­claim in the United States.

Kainga, who has been based in Texas for more than 16 years, feels very con­nected to Ja­maica.

“I’m ex­cited to come and share in the love that Zim­babwe and Ja­maica con­nect with through cul­ture and mu­sic, and just the peo­ple. Some of my best ex­pe­ri­ences grow­ing up in­cluded be­ing ex­posed to Ja­maican mu­sic and cul­ture,” Kainga

said. The com­edy spe­cial will also fea­ture pop­u­lar Ja­maican co­me­di­ans Fancy Cat, Cur­ley, Leighton Smith, Dufton Shep­herd, along­side pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion host and ac­tress Dahlia Har­ris.

Co­me­dian Al­fred Kainga

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