New Comedy Series: ‘Kenya Edition’ from Buni TV

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In Nairobi, Buni TV (www.buni.tv), the one-year-old African video platform, is announcing the release of its new Comedy Series – Kenya Edition. After its inaugural Comedy Series, which featured Kenyan and African comedians from the diaspora, received tens of thousands of hits in just four months, Buni TV decided to produce a second season of the improv show with local actors.

 “We tapped into our network of talents, and you will find that a lot of the comedians who perform in this second season of the Buni TV Comedy Series also do voices on The XYZ Show,” said Buni TV CEO Marie Lora-Mungai.

The new season’s 40 episodes capture Kenya’s affinity for the bizarre including several clips about the police such as “The Kenya ‘Pothief’”, “The Police Sermon and “The OB”. Others were inspired by the country’s ever blazing religious entrepreneurship with titles such as “How to Calculate Tithe”, or “Die Demon Die”.

The Kenya series was directed by Edward Khaemba, The XYZ Show’s Voice Director, an accomplished writer and comedian himself and the voice of many of the show’s favorite characters such as Bifwoli Wakoli, PLO, Kenneth Marende, Yoweri Museveni, Kofi Annan, Robert Mugabe, and more.

Among the exciting young talents that are kicking the joke home this time around:

Jackson Karani aka Jack the Cardinal is a talented MC and voice artist who honed his performance skills in the halls of Kenyatta University where he couldn’t escape the tag of the university theatre’s top funny man. He says the very first word he uttered was ‘Mbesha’ (Kikuyu for money). By all standards, he is known to be Kenyan but he insists on awaiting confirmation from the state law office.

Paul Mbuvi is a fun-filled ball of a human being to whom all genres of comedy converge, a button of spontaneity and obviously good company to keep. When he is not improvising for Buni TV, he lends his wit to the NTV program Pranksters and his voice to The XYZ show as Mike Sonko, Luis Moreno Ocampo and Mr. Hu, among others.

Collins Koyo is great at creating jokes and occasionally being the joke. With his iconic baritone voice, Koyo would startle you with his curious material that is often laced with mischief. A brilliant performer in whose hands you could entrust any act, Koyo has had several successful roles on stage and on film and is a much sought-after voice over artist.

As usual, new episodes of the Buni TV Comedy Series Kenya Edition will be released exclusively every Sunday on www.buni.tv/comedy over the course of the next few weeks.

Buni TV (www.buni.tv) is a service of Buni Media (www.bunimedia.com), a multi-media company based in Nairobi, Kenya and Los Angeles, California. Buni Media is the production outlet behind The XYZ Show, Africa’s first political satire program featuring life-size latex puppets. The XYZ Show (www.xyzshow.com) reaches an audience of more than 10 million people every month through its various platforms.