They Will Be Boring: Nigerians Say Taaooma, Mr Macaroni, Other Skit Makers Can’t Be Great at Stand-Up Comedy

They Will Be Boring: Nigerians Say Taaooma, Mr Macaroni, Other Skit Makers Can’t Be Great at Stand-Up Comedy

  • Nigerian skit makers such as Mr Macaroni, Josh2funny and Taaooma have warmed their way into the hearts of many because of their creativity
  • The origin of comedy in Nigeria is stand-up comedy which saw the likes of Ali Baba, Basketmouth and Bovi
  • asked its readers if they think that the skit makers they currently enjoy would be great at stand up comedy

One of the hardest form of comedy which tests your creativity as a comedian is stand-up comedy and most, if not all of the veteran acts we have today, started out this way.

Comedy has however taken another dimension seeing as there is a handful of skit makers on social media making it seem like an easy job with the way they deliver.

Mr Macaroni and fellow skit makers
Mr Macaroni, Taaooma, Josh2funny, Woli Agba are skitmakers. Photo credit: @mrmacaroni/@taaooma/@josh2funny/@woliagba_ayoajewole
Source: Instagram recently asked its readers to share their opinions on why they think these popular skit makers would be great or not at stand-up comedy.

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While a small number of people think that some of these skit makers would make great stand-up comedians, others ruled them out, saying they are just content creators.

Read some of the comments below:

Onyedikachi David Ugo:

"Not all Skit comedians, can be a stand up comedian. But 90 percent of stand up comedians can also do Skit."

Ahamuefula Tukwasi:

"I personally think stand up comedy is more difficult than skit making."

Don Great:

"If they were good at stand up comedy, they would have towed that path instead. They knew their strength and abilities, hence their operations in the skit industry."

Fabulousity Fabyno:

"Skit makers can’t really perform live. I was in a night club with Brainjotter. Few months ago, He was given a mic to say something. He didn’t crack even one joke."

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Douglas Nwogu:

"A lot of them are not funny. They are just content creators, and that's all."

Isaac Kator Nyifan:

"Nope, it will be boring."

James Temitope Abraham:

"Not possible. Have you imagined Taooma as a stand up comedian."

Taaooma reacts to Yomi Casual's statement

Maryam Apaokagi who is popularly known as Taaooma on social media shared her thoughts concerning people who became successful with their craft before the advent of social media.

Her response was to a post by celebrity designer, Yomi Casual, she stated that creatives who became successful back in the days were lucky.

She explained that there was less competition as only fewer brands, people, and products were known - compared to today's world.


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