By Alex Balimwikungu
It is three days until this year’s Africa Laughs comedy show. The show hosted by comedian Patrick Salvado aka Man from Ombokolo will return in the 6th edition at Kololo Airstrip known to many as Independence grounds.
The show returns after a two year break after a lockdown was announced after the global pandemic break out. The show last happened in 2019 February 14th with a massive turn up at the same time and this year, Comedian Salvado says he has had two years of preparation and this time round, everyone should expect a big show as he returns with a big lineup both local and international.
The show will feature Ugandan comedians like Ronnie Mcvex, Emma Napoleone, Dr Hilary Okello, Madrat and Chiko, Agnes Akite and Okello Okello . Internationally, Salvado has confirmed performances from comedians , Eric Omondi from Kenya, Gordons from Nigeria, Q- Dube from Zimbabwe, Loyiso Gola from South Africa, Celeste Ntuli from South Africa, and Daliso Chaponda from Zambia.
Speaking to Salvado, he says that the idea of Africa Laughs was born in 2012 and executed in 2013 after he returned from one of his biggest comedy shows that featured many international stars. His dream since then has been to bring together the biggest African stars in Uganda and since then, he has been doing it annually.