Fagade Olufemi Ademola, a comedian popularly known as Omobaba, has dismissed the belief that Instagram comedians are a threat to their stand-up counterparts.
He added that some skits done by the social media comedians had been told by stand-up acts back in the days.
“It would be wrong for anybody to think that social media comedians are taking the shine off stand-up comedians because 85 per cent of the skits you see are proper stand-up stories told by stand up comedians,” Omobaba said in a chat with The Punch.
“Stand-up comedians do not have the time. Some of these guys are stand-up comedians as well; not all of them.
“We are all helping ourselves to grow one way or the other; they are not taking the shine off stand-up comedians. These boys are doing their own thing and we are doing ours. Employ them to do the work of a stand-up comedian and let us see what will happen afterwards. I don’t think they are a threat to our job till Jesus comes.”
Omobaba also urged the comedians to stop dressing like woman in their skits, saying only Josh2Funny and Nedu have been creative with it.
“In all sincerity, but for a few that are very creative from Josh2funny to maybe Nedu, I mean the rest should just stop. It is becoming out of hand. They should just stop,” he said.
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“If you are not doing a one-man drama, which is what I used to do even before I began stand-up comedy, do not bother. I will take a role of a lady, perform it, do the role of an elderly man, all in one scene. It is just getting too much and it is watering down the hard work some people have invested. I think that one should stop.”