Since its inception, Major Moves Comedy will for the first time host a comedy night in the mining town of Orapa. The much anticipated show which is titled: ‘Orapa All Star Comedy Night’ will be held at Itekeng Hall on March 5th starting at 2000hrs.
Events Coordinator Gaolathe Kediemetse said, “I would not say it took us long to debut in Orapa. All the shows we do are from our coffers as we currently do not have any sponsors, so every year we introduce comedy to a new town”.
He also added that, “All the places we have introduced comedy to, have turned out to like comedy even more, since they can relate more to the material, and because it is done in a relaxed environment which is good for someone’s health, more so the performers always give their best.”
Botswana’s comedy heavyweights Phenyo ‘The Master’ Phaladi, Kelekwang ‘Rekunde’ Mophaleng and Oefile ‘Mawee’ Mokgware are expected to grace the occasion. This all-star cast will be supported by Shima ‘Jerusalem’ Nnanaakoko and Stix. “We always introduce new comics and we are currently in talks with upcoming comedians from Letlhakane so that we give them a chance to showcase their skills,” said Kediemetse.
Female Comedienne Kelekwang ‘Rekunde’ Mophaleng who performed at the Mahalapye Home Coming Comedy Show, Queens of Comedy Show and Gaborone All Star Comedy Night will also headline the show. She is well known in comedy circles for her humour and has participated on local radio station such as Motsweding FM (South Africa) and RB2.
Kediemetse laments lack of women comediennes in Botswana. “Sometimes it boils down to responsibilities, for example we have a lady who has a young kid and if she cannot get a baby sitter it will be asking too much for her to perform”, expressed Kediemetse. He said it would be great to see more females taking part in this form of entertainment, to help it grow.
The show will also see the official launch of ‘The Masters One-Man DVD’ which was recently recorded in Gaborone. The DVD will be sold for P100 alongside official merchandise. ‘The Master’ will also perform some of the material from the DVD at the show. Pre-sold tickets are available in Orapa. Kediemetse concluded by saying, “From previous experiences, every time the show is expected to end, the crowd always asks for more”.