In 2010, his name went down in history as the second black comedian to perform comedy shows in indigo2 at the prestigious 02 arena in Greenwich London, a 2,500 capacity hall that was filled to the brim. He held another show that was a success as usual at Birdcage, a nightclub located in the heart of the vibrant city of Manchester and now Bright Okpocha the Nigerian world renowned comedian is out to set new records as he unveils plan to host the 1st Nigerian comedy show at the Hammersmith Apollo, a major entertainment venue located in Hammersmith, London.
Basket Mouth will not be gracing the stage of the Hammersmith Apollo hall that seats about 7,000 people and was the same venue Chris Rock an American comedian, actor and television producer, hosted his last show (Kill the Messenger) all by himself, the show billed for the 27th of May 2011 will also feature comedians like Julius Callahan, a renowned British comedian, Kevin J (UK), Gordons and Nkem Owoh.
Also returning in grand style and with bigger and better concepts is Laffs n Jamz, the monthly comedy show run by Basket Mouth at the Fantasyland in Ikoyi that attracted a lot of fun lovers in and around Lagos as well as featured musicians like Asa, sound sultan, 2 face, P Square, Blackface, Djinee, Face and others and comedians like Teju Babyface, Basorge, Okey Bakassi, I go dye, I go save, Gordons and more. Laff n Jamz was also known for the uniqueness of its hosts one of which was Basket Mouth himself for close to 30 editions. Gordons later became the 1st comedian to host the show after Olisa Adibua. A couple of the shows were also hosted by Freeze.
Like it was before, Laffs n Jamz will be held every last Saturday of the month starting from June 2011 and this time around it will periodically feature foreign comedians and musicians.
Speaking on this new oars to his career Basket Mouth said ‘I am extremely dogged when it comes to satisfying the audience, but this does not mean it is easy, but you know one’s dreams has a way of pushing you to achieving the best which basically is the secret behind all I do’.
Already top brand are battling to take up the sponsorship of Laff n Jamz.