Saturday, 27 June 2015

Alibaba on a move to inspire young comedians

Alibaba performing at the inaugural edition of Alibaba's spontaneity

Stand-up comedian/comic actor Alibaba who recently turned 50 has reiterated his plans on the lives of young and upcoming comic acts in other to further grow the comedy industry.
The standup comedy king noted that he once stopped helping young and upcoming comedians because some weren't happy about the moves but he's ready to do it all over again now that
he's 50.
'There are several comedians whose lives I should have stepped into and turned around. There was a time that I was giving cars to some comedians and a few other comedians said I was trying to buy the favour of those comedians. So, I withdrew from doing that. Some people were uncomfortable that I was paying some comedians’ house rent and making it look like I left other people that needed help.
'So, I pulled out. And over the years, I found out that those interventions that I was doing at that time made some of them even become as big as they are. So, I have thought about it deeply and I feel that those are some of the things that I should still have kept on doing and it would have grown the industry greatly,' he told The Punch.
However, the comedian is looking at continuing his gestures through his Alibaba's Spontaneity show, which he says would intervene in the lives of comedians who need the intervention.
'I need to do it, which is one of the reasons why I started spontaneity. I think there are a lot of comedians who need support, not because they can’t stand on their own but because they need a little prep. Some of them need networking, some need visibility and these days, it’s easy to find some other established comedians, instead of providing platforms for the young ones competing with them to use those platforms, but you still find some people who also yield their platforms to these young comedians,' he note



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