The Kenyan laugh industry has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The top managers have been accused of ‘killing’ talent, frustrating comedians, and even sending many into depression leading to their death. In the past eight years, the laugh industry has lost several talents.
Comedian Sleepy David has come out to defend his friend Victor Ber (Teacher Wanjiku’s husband Victor Ber) just as anyone else would support a friend after Zeddy exposed him Victor, as the ‘face of depression’ at Churchill show.
‘Ndio huyu mzizi wa fitna Victor Ber creative director wa Churchill Show “Depression maker”. Kama ushaiwai enda auditions za Churchill show, hakika unajua huyu msee.huwa hearltess, roho chafu kuliko ya Firaun (farao) yaani atakuthalilisha na maneno yake makali kuliko moto wa jehanam (hell) Atafanya ujidharau maisha yako yote! Kwa wale hawajui, ndio perform Churchill lazima uende rehearsal 3days so Ber hatakwambia day one hajafeel jokes zako.Atakufanyisha P.E hadi siku ya kurecord show,kama bado 2hrs anatoa program ya wale wata perform.Ukiangalia list ya performers unapata jina lako haliko. Ngai hapa ndo unaonga msanii ameanza kupata stress coz umekam three days umetumia fare, ukabuy nguo ya kuchapa show ama ata ukakopa,unapata msanii amefanyiwa hivi like three months.Imagine, wewe kama msanii, bado unarudi juu comedy ni inborn; unaskianga tu kuperform. Ukipata bahati upenye alafu uanze kushine, Ber anaanza kukuua pole pole; utaenda rehearsal ataskiza kila mtu kama umekaa hapo amke na aende bila ata kukuambia lolote, unabaki na viulizo. Unaeza enda rehearsal akuite akuulize leo ni when, ukimjibu anakwambia ukam next year siku kama ya leo na hujamkosea ata! Anaeza pata umeandikwa kwa program tayari umepakwa makeup na akutoe bila sababu,yaani Ber hua ameweka wasanii na baridi utadhani tuko(Netherlands)anataka umuabudu laa si utakipata,wasanii hulamba huyu msee hadi kale kachumvii ka🍑 si eti mimi ni shujaa zii ni vile nimekaa makaburi miaka 5 nikajua hii dunia si mama ya mtu; story for another day reason naandika hii ndio upcoming wale wanakam wasipitie yale tumepitia Ber, Njenga alikulilia hadi siku ya mwisho ndio mauti yamfikie? Alikol mara ngapi?After nimepost natafuta Kasee mlimtafuta mkampumbaza siku chache ukamchocha atakua anachapa show alikuja rehearsals mara mingi sana lakini wapi ukamwambia ataperfom show ya Machakos. Kufika huko ukamyima show. Swali ni,je, utaumiza wasanii hadi lini? Wasanii waitaishi na Depression hadi lini. Pliz Comedians msicomment hamtawai pewa show mimi nishachoma,lakini, ile siku mtajua Mungu ndiye hupeana riziki hamtawahi lamba mtu makwapa,’ read Zeddy’s post.
In an exclusive interview with Mpasho.co.ke, he said,
Ber is a great man. I’ve worked with him and we’ve had our own differences… He has helped many among them the late Kasee. They used to hang out together and Ber advised him on so many things. In my opinion, Ber has been of help to many including me.
Sleepy David also said people relate differently and he wouldn’t be in a position to speak to everyone when asked of Zeddy’s remarks touching on Ber.
Talking of his Churchill Show boss, he said,
He [Churchill] is very supportive as well. Whenever one of us reaches out to him for help, he always asks the Churchill show fraternity to contribute including himself.
Sleepy David is working on his own kids’ show which is set to hit the screens before the end of the year.