‘Laughter Nights’ return to Roma



Mohalenyane Phakela

THE local comedy scene will roar into life this Tuesday at Kaycees Club in Roma with performances from some of the country’s top comedians.

According to comedian MslRelo, the “Laughter Nights” that took Maseru by storm last year will be held every Tuesday at the club to entertain National University of Lesotho (NUL) students until their winter holiday in June.

“Laughter is the best medicine so we intend to help the Roma students release all the tension and stress ahead of their final exams,” MslRelo told Xpress People this past week.

“We will hold weekly shows until the students end their semester in June. We are also planning to tour other tertiary institutions before examination period.”

Other comics billed to perform include Scaftin, Masapo, Thabang Mapena, Katiso Mifi, Tonto, Tsolo de Prince and Dumisane Mkhondwane.

The group proved to be big hit last year with their regular shows in Maseru and Maputsoe before their sudden disappearance in August which left fans disappointed.

“We are excited to be back on stage. Our fans were disappointed and wondering whether we would return,” MslRelo said.

“We are hoping to stick around much longer this time around. We last held a show at Lapeng Restaurant in Pioneer Mall where we were allowed to use the venue for free. After it closed down, we resorted to performing at private events like weddings and graduations parties.

“The other reason we stopped performing was that we were based in different parts of the country and with job commitments that made hard to have regular shows. In any case, we did not earn much from this craft.”

MslRelo also poured water on the notion that comedians were vulgar, saying their act depended on the type of audience they were catering for.

“The setting and the type of event is what we consider most before stepping onto any stage,” said MslRelo.

“We choose the language after assessing the type of audience at each event, considering whether there are families or only adults. We play dirty only when it is appropriate.”


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