Calling all amateur comedians nationwide to grab the mic and showcase their best stand-up routines through the first ever Nigerian ‘Grab the Mic’ auditions by Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) in partnership with Maltina.
Hosted by Seyi Law and chaired by Ali Baba alongside industry heavyweight judges, ‘Grab the Mic’ is a search for the freshest Nigerian comedy talent. The nationwide campaign will kick off with open auditions in Lagos on October 15, then head to Port Harcourt on October 21 and conclude in Jos on October 28.
Outstanding talent, who make it past the judges in the first round, will perform to a live audience at a pop-up comedy club in each city. Winners from each city will be placed in the final round in Lagos, where a sudden death challenge will occur and eight will become one as they Grab the Mic to stardom.
“‘Grab The Mic’ presents a unique opportunity for both creative and young local talent to showcase, unleash their potential and grow their fan base. Our focus with this inaugural event in Nigeria is to provide a platform which enables our new comedic stars with access to A-list Nigerian comedians to hone their craft through first hand coaching,” said Dillon Khan, Vice President Comedy Central Africa and Creative Services for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa).
More information on ;Grab the Mic’ can be found on the event’s website.