Stand-up comedian, Hammed Adekunle, popularly known as Bash D Cash, is of the opinion that it is tougher being a stand-up comedian than a skit-maker. He told Saturday Beats, “I used to shoot skits myself but to be a stand-up comedian, it is tougher because one has to be creative and it is one alone. If one does not have it (talent), then one does not have it. As a skit maker, it is tough also but if one has the acting talent or spirit, one can just incorporate humor into it. They (skit makers) are not in any way affecting us (stand-up comedians).
“It is not possible for skit makers to overshadow stand-up comedians. Comedy has different genres just like music. Stand up comedians are different from skit makers.”
The comedian also stated that 2021 was both wonderful and tough for him. He said, “2021 was a wonderful and tough year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I still hosted one or two shows. The year was also filled with ups and downs. It was more challenging than fulfilling. I introduced a new show which was used to spread the gospel of humor everywhere.”
On if he believes one has to be in a clique or cabal to succeed in the industry, Bash said, “It is a normal thing, just like in football. The fact that I am close to the likes of Koffi and Owen Gee does not mean there is any cabal in the industry. It is normal for one to be close to some colleagues. Also, one has to pray for grace. Grace is what distinguishes everybody.
“Just pray for things to work for you. I have performed on many big platforms, including AY Live, Basket Mouth’s shows and even Bunmi Davies’ events. That does not mean I am in their clique or circle. If one is distinct and pray for grace, one would go far. For instance, Kenny Blaq is not in any clique but he is everywhere.”
Revealing the elements he puts into his work to stay relevant, he said, “The most important ones are prayer and hard work. We keep putting in the work from time to time. The only constant thing is change. As things evolve, one should do that too. As long as one knows one’s strength, one would know when to key in and when to pull out. For over 20 years, I have been a stand-up comedian and it has been awesome.”
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.
Contact: [email protected]
EFCC arraigns Funmi Adenmosun for alleged N26.6bn investment fraud in Lagos
Britney Spears cozies up to Sam Asghari amid family drama and more star snaps
Strictly’s Tilly Ramsay FaceTimes pro Nikita Kuzmin after he drops out of arena tour due to Covid
Julianne Hough says she’s taken Nina Dobrev to urgent care ‘more times I can count’
‘And Just Like That’ hairstylist on how the show ‘embraces’ aging
Filming on Bridgerton resumes after third halt in production amid Covid fears
‘Picture Perfect’ Season 3 Confirmed
Britney Spears lands back in LA after Cabo trip with fiance Sam Asghari to celebrate 40th birthday
Win Digital HD Copy Of Climate Of The Hunter!
‘And Just Like That’ blasted for killing off major character in first episode
Lil Nas X Dances N@ked In Official Video For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Lil Nas X Bags Jail Term Over ‘Satan Shoes’ In Visuals For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Davido Premieres Visuals For ‘Shopping Spree’ Feat. Chris Brown, Young Thug (Watch)
Olamide Out With ‘Julie’ (Watch)
BAS Drops ‘The Jackie’ Video With J. Cole And Lil Tjay
Follow Us on Facebook
Get Stories Via Email
Foreign Celebrity3 weeks ago
Richard Madden relaxes on the beach with his mother Pat at a luxurious resort in Mexico
Foreign Celebrity3 weeks ago
The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton steps out for first time since shock split with Darvid Garayeli
Foreign Celebrity2 weeks ago
Teresa Giudice shows off swimsuit body while cuddling up to fiance Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas in Los Cabos