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

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

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

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

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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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