Friday, 4 September 2009

TAKING COMEDY TO PRISONS



One very wise Rosario Castellanos was quoted saying: “We have to laugh. Because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom.”
Now, Kisumu-based Bigtyme Comedians took this ‘freedom’ to the Kodiaga Prison inmates in a show dubbed Prison Laughter on August 29.
They comedians Lawrence Oyange and Milton Obote also use the opportunity to plant trees in their bid to conserve the environment.
The two are the brains behind the mock voting exercise for US presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain in Kisumu last year. They have also been in the forefront promoting peace in the lakeside region among the youth after the 2008 post-poll violence.
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