The entertainment industry has grown into a different section with a name tag given to each.
Taking a look at the comedy aspect of entertainment, asides from stand-up comedians, a new generation identified as ‘Skit Makers’ have sprung up to do exactly what comedians do, however, in a different form.
Skit Makers bring into reality exactly what stand-up comedians relay to their audience on stage.
It has however been noted that skit-making has been embraced by all and sundry. The section has since witnessed a ninety percent increase. The question remains “Will Skit Makers withstand the test of time”?
One of Nigeria’s Stand-up comedians, Otaghware Otas Onodjayeke better known as ‘I Go Save’, a Delta State indigene shared his opinion about Skit Makers.
In a recent interview by The Punch Saturday Beats captured by Glamsquad Magazine, I Go Save said stand-up comedians have an edge over skit makers.
He stated that Skit Makers only ‘trend’ for some time until another skit Maker grabs the limelight.
“Stand-up comedians have an edge over skit makers. When a skit comedian comes out, everybody embraces that very one. But, the moment another one starts ‘trending’, people migrates to the new one.
“Whereas, for stand-up comedy, one can be there for 15 years, depending on how talented one is, and how well one is able to do research and come up with new materials. As far as I’m concerned, skit Makers don’t affect stand-up comedians in any way.”
When asked about his opinion on the issue of young comedians not getting proper training and mentoring, I Go Save said,
“The problem with most young comedians these days is that they are usually in a haste, and are very desperate.
“They are usually eager to impress and make money quickly. Because of this desperation, they do any different things with neither class nor shame.
Some of them even go on stage to beg for money, defaming the comedy industry, which was built by others over the years.
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According to I Go Save, stand-up comedians claimed the ladder of fame based on street talent. He said
“In our time, there was no form of training. We got here solely based on street talent from God, which we developed on our own Also, there is no association in the industry, so most comedians are practically on their own.
Taking a swipe at law enforcement agencies and the constant harassing of youths in society, I Go Save said,
“The police need to do more community policing, get along with the youth, and make life easy. This harsh harassment and greed to become rich overnight by most policemen are desecrating the job, and making the good policemen out there look bad.”
I Go Save was born on the 20th of May 1979. He has been able to make a name for them in the comedy Industry. Similar to his colleagues, he has his annual show called ‘Igosave Unusual’.
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