Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: World Renowned Comedian Bussmann's Holiday Comes to Dar

STAND UP comedy fans are set to be thrilled on Saturday at the Southern Sun Hotel in Dar es Salaam, when award winning comedy writer and author, Jane Bussmann from UK alongside local comedian, Evans Bukuku stage a hilarious show.

The Managing Director of Vuvuzela Entertainment Evans Bukuku, speaking at a joint press conference with Bussmann in Dar es Salaam yesterday, promised fans a night of laughter, fun and celebrations.

"Stand up comedy in the country is still new and it is high time people come and feel the taste," he said. He said having Bussmann for Saturday's show is a milestone for the stand up comedy art, saying his presence will open up a new era for the entertainment sector in the country.

"In stand up comedy, you do not have to change your appearance but your voice at times to stress a point and send home a message and make people laugh all their hearts out," he observed. Bukuku was optimistic that with time, local fans will appreciate the show and make the sector grow.

Bussmann promised to offer passionate, smart and hilarious show especially on her newly novel, "The Worst Date Ever". She said the stand up comedians carry different messages depending on an environment, urging fans to stay tuned for a night to remember.

Earlier, Vuvuzela Entertainment Operations Manager, Jackob Mwakamele thanked the sponsors Standard Chartered, AON, Hugo Domingo, Colour Print (Tanzania) Limited, Southern Sun and Continental media, for making the show real.

Bussmann credits include Brass Eye, Smack the Pony, The Fast Show and South Park. She also wrote one of the best (and certainly the funniest) books about rave, Once In A Lifetime: The Crazy Days Of Acid House And Afterwards.

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