Stand-up comedians, skit makers should collaborate, not compete — Bovi

Stand-up comedians, skit makers should collaborate, not compete — Bovi

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Comedian and actor, Bovi Ugboma, has said the rise and acceptance of skit makers in the entertainment industry will not affect stand-up comedians.

He told Sunday Scoop, “Why should it (rise of skit makers) affect them (stand-up comedians)? They are two different crafts. We should learn to be more collaborative instead of competitive.

“Anytime I get that question, I get worried because what they do is online, and there is a market for it. What we do is offline and there is a market for it as well.

“They have a different genre, so we should encourage them and the fact that they can make money out of it. The fact that it is now a booming business is a plus to the entertainment industry.”

On what distinguishes him in the entertainment industry, the comedian said, “I just do me and I make sure I always challenge and reinvent myself. I also constantly evolve so people would not get bored. If one does not reinvent oneself, people will find one predictable.”

Asked what he thinks of entertainers supporting politicians, he said, “They are not just beginning to do that. They have been doing that for a long time. Entertainers are humans and they have a right to support whoever they want to.”

Bovi also stated that there is a difference between him as a comedian and as an actor. He said, “The actor plays different roles and assumes new personalities. Meanwhile, the comedian tells his story in a comical way, so there is a huge difference in the sense that, when I am acting, I am not being me 100 per cent.”

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