A Wambo, a Bloukop and a Herero
The ‘Headliner’ on this Friday’s Comedy in the House show is none other than Ndangi Iileka, an electrical engineer by profession, who studied at UNAM (but claims that he is okay now) and who offers intelligent and funny, social commentary.
He is probably best known for his stint on O.K.I.C. (Okanona Kalikapo Insurance Cover), a relationship insurance policy that provides clients with peace of mind and as a result serves as an effective model to reduce, if not eliminate, passion killings.
The talk is that a local insurance giant is in secret negotiations with the comedian, who claims he had the idea first. Iileka is highly creative in his comedy set-ups, artful in delivery and surgically precise (if not to say deadly!) with his punchlines.
Number two on the evening’s programme is visiting German comedienne Jana Marie Backhaus, a professional in her home country, Germany, but somewhat lost on the African continent, both geographically and spiritually. For those who can not really picture her at this point in time, one might add that she is a blonde . . . But jokes aside, this is a lady who writes scripts for television comedy shows and makes her living as a freelance actress. She admits that studying African Culture and History only provided her with part of a bigger puzzle which she is currently realigning on Namibian soil.
The third entertainer for the evening is Mark Kariahuua, the Last Comic Standing 2012 and 2013 runner-up. Mark’s comedy is social commentary which he delivers through sketches depicting everyday scenes and situations. He has recently conceptualised a set of post-Independence survival tactics for the Herero.
For further information call Ernst Herma (Ondjila Y’Ondjaba Concert Agency) @ 081 122 3709 or Courage (Free Your Mind) at 081 714 2680.
Comedy In The House
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 20:00