MC Jessy the humorous and interesting cog on the Churchill Show production wheel is easy to talk to. The MC who has risen through the ranks of showbiz has been a strong presence in the comedy scene. He delves into many different skits on his show with Mwalimu Kingangi.
You can see that he clearly enjoys and revels in his role as one of Kenya’s premier comics. For a man who is at the top of the game, the question was whether his art-form struggled?
Many Kenyans had a tough 2017, with most businesses keeping money in-house in the case of a political crisis and this affected most parts of the economy.
But was MC Jessy’s business influenced by the political climate? It was but not to the extents of most Kenyans. He said:
“Mine was good, mine was fantastic. Comedy did not suffer. We took it into the interior. Although, politics interfered a bit, but when Uhuru was sworn in, things started recovering. Personally, I have been very busy the whole of December.”
He was so busy that at times he was doing up to 3 gigs a day. Don’t forget that it is rumoured that high-class Mcs in the mold of Churchill, Shaffie, and even Jalang’o can an upwards of 200,000 shillings per gig. So you can see the tear-inducing sums this man was earning.
That was not all he revealed in the interview, he also added how his brand was so good at the moment that even big companies would change the start times of their events to make sure that he would MC for them! He said humbly:
“So I(Mc Jessy) got happy when they(company) asked when I would be available. They adjusted the time. When I tell someone that I will be available between 2 and 5, if their program was staring at 4, they would adjust their program to start at 5.”
That is what you call, being established in your craft.