Boredom made me take break from stand-up comedy — Basketmouth


A popular stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth, has said that boredom made him take a break from stand-up comedy.

Speaking on his recent documentary titled, The Other Side of Bright, he said, “For the first time in a long while, I started enjoying stand-up comedy again. I was getting tired of it, and that was one of the reasons I stepped back, because it was becoming boring. I am 45 years old; and I want to do standup comedy till I am 50, then I decide what next. But for now, let’s break some ribs, and make the world as happy as it should be.”

Basketmouth also stated that at a point in his career, he felt he was being moved in a direction he didn’t want. He added, “When I started doing comedy, I just wanted to be a stand-up comedian not a master of ceremonies, or the host at a wedding. That was not what I wanted to do. I found out that Nigeria was just moving me in a direction I did not want. I stylishly stepped back, because I was not being honest and true to my art. So, I started doing TV just to keep the mind going. And, I eventually ventured into music, which was part of the plan.”

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