Johnny Live comedy heads to Kingston

June 14, 2017
File Christopher 'Johnny' Daley
Dr Michael Abrahams

The comedy series, Johnny Live Comedy Bar, has made its trek to Kingston after successful showings in Portmore, St Catherine.

The series, organised by noted actor, comedian and media personality, Christopher 'Johnny' Daley, began in March 2017 at Endzone at Buzzers in Naggo Head.

The weekly show, hosted by Daley, saw seasoned comedians, including Dufton Shepherd, Leighton Smith, Bobby Smith, Boasy Boy Floyd and Fancy Cat, grace the stage and entertain the usually packed venue on a Tuesday night for a six-week stint.

The series also gave new comedians and regular patrons the opportunity to touch the stage in the open mic segment, providing them the platform to test their jokes on the audience.

Young comedian Christopher 'The Entertainer' Larmond used the open mic section to up his comedy game during the Portmore leg of the series. He is expected to perform during the Kingston series as well.

"My passion for developing Jamaican stand-up comedy is a long-standing one from the days of producing the Comedy Buss TV series," said Daley. "The open mic comedy concept is the launching pad for many stand-up comedians worldwide." He opined that stand-up comedy in Jamaica is still in its embryonic stage, "and needs the open mic concept that provides frequent performances for the comedians and the audience that enjoys comedy."

The open mic segment will also be a large part of the Kingston series, which is now being hosted at 100 Hope Road over the next eight weeks.

Johnny Live Comedy Bar will also feature comedians who performed in Portmore as well as solid sets from Owen 'Blakka' Ellis and Michael Abrahams.

Tubeless and Kathy Grant kick-started the Kingston leg to rave reviews last Tuesday.

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