Johnny has them laughing in Finland

December 07, 2016
Christopher 'Johnny' Daley

Comedian and actor Christopher 'Johnny' Daley has received rave reviews for his performance in the semi-finals of the Laugh Factory Funniest Person in the World competition.

The contest, currently being staged in Helsinki, Finland, has 18 comedians from all over the globe vying for the top spot and a US$100,000 cash prize.

Daley left the island last Friday to compete in the semi-finals and finals of the international comedy contest after two months of campaigning for online votes and being selected out of over 80 applicants.




The semi-finals, which took place on Monday, saw the Jamaican comedian dominate on the Helsinki stage.

With only a five, minute set to impress the Finnish audience and judges, Daley had the crowd cracking up from the get-go with raunchy jokes about sex and relationships.

He also incorporated aspects of the weather in Finland and their national stadium which staged the 1952 Olympic Games.

His set would not have been complete without mentioning aspects of Jamaican music and culture in general, which went over perfectly with the audience in attendance and gave him near-perfect scores from the three judges.

Daley now waits with bated breath for the announcement of the final five acts who will perform this weekend in the grand finals, where he stands a chance to cop the US$100,000 grand prize.

Locally, Daley garnered the support from popular Jamaica brand Magnum Tonic Wine.

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