A Malawian, a Nigerian and a Ghanaian walk into a bar…
The Presidents of Laughrica showcases the best comedians of the diaspora as they address the issues facing Africa and the world through the disarming power of laughter.
Come and laugh along with Daliso Chaponda (Johannesburg Comedy Festival, ITV’s Comedy Basement and Radio 4’s Britain vs the Rest of the World), Dana Alexander (billed as ‘the only black female comic on the Canadian comedy circuit’), Ola The Comedian (Comedy Central, ITV4 and writer for Radio 4’s The Now Show andThe News Quiz) and Athena Kugblenu (semi-finalist for Laughing Horse New Act of the Year and Golden Jester New Act of the Year 2012/13).
This event is part of the Africa Utopia festival.
Suggested hashtag for this event: #AfricaUtopia
About Africa Utopia
In 2012 Southbank Centre launched Africa Utopia, a festival dedicated to bringing art and ideas from Africa and the African diaspora to audiences in the UK. We ask what the West can learn from this rapidly changing continent.
The festival’s first four years have featured the award-winning Senegalese musician and human-rights activist Baaba Maal, afrobeat legend Tony Allen, former First Lady of Somaliland and hospital founder Edna Adan, Kenyan creative collective The Nest, Township Tech originator Spoek Mathambo, ‘godfather of Ethiopian jazz’ Mulatu Astatke and the Kinshasa Symphony orchestra.