By Jeoffrey Mukubi
FREE Your Mind never seems to disappoint, and they proved this once again last Thursday at the Warehouse Theatre, when their Comrades in Comedy show had the audience in stitches.
The show started with Tangi the Magician, whose amusing magic tricks and dry jokes kept those in attendance fully entertained.
Host and co-founder of Free Your Mind Onesmus ‘Slick the Dick’ Upindi’s unapologetic humour was also on display.
He started off his politically incorrect act by jokingly saying that all white people are racist and that fat people need to lose weight.
He also asked Affirmative Repositioning leaders George Kambala and Job Amupanda where the land is, which they have been demanding since 2014. Slick then introduced comedian Lloyd, who spoke about the different styles of fighting done by the various Ovambo clans.
Things started heating up, when Kris with a K came out with guns blazing, saying that the world is going to end and talking about how he gets girls to go home with him from nightclubs, by communicating with them only via body language.
After Kris, there was a short musical break, and then it was straight back to the jokes, with Courage the Comedian taking centre stage. Courage attended the Swaziland International Comedy Festival, which was held in April this year. He made jokes about the #MenAreTrash movement, and also referred to Nguvitjita Mberirua, who has become an instant star, after her controversial relationship with Namcor Managing Director, Imms Mulunga, last year. The king of vernacular comedy in Namibia, Ileka, ended the show by delivering comedy punch lines galore. Ileka started by saying that the government has effectively put Namibians on a diet, because of the ongoing State austerity measures. “Tenderpreneurs used to spend nothing less than N$100 on kapana; now that has changed and they are spending 20 dollars, max.” Free Your Mind is a monthly stand-up comedy show, which takes place every year from February until November at the Warehouse Theatre.
The shows are hosted on the first Thursday of every month, with each show themed to match a topic related to what is going on in Namibia, and the rest of the world.
Thinking of out-of-the-box becomes mandatory and creativity and ideas are always proudly on display.Free Your Mind is an entertainment company that was registered with the then Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2009. It is a stand-up comedy, emceeing and a casting agency. The company has more value-added attractions that contribute towards the sustainability of the entertainment industry, and which allows talented Namibians to express themselves in as many creative ways as possible.
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