Comedy Store Uganda has shared a planwork of how they intend to hold a national tour which will see them transevers 10 towns country-wide trying to grow the industry.
The tour will cover the Northern, Western, Eastern, Central, and North Western regions with towns like Mbale, Busia, Jinja, Masaka, Entebbe, Lira, Fort Portal, Hoima, Arua, and Gulu getting the experience.
Based on the information we are gathering, this project was set to get underway in March 2020 but when the Covid19 pandemic struck, it cut the Comedy Store plans short.
“This has been a long time coming. We were just about to embark on a country tour in March of 2020 when the Covid pandemic disrupted us. As a brand, we are pleased that we get to hit the road and entertain our Comedy Store fans across Uganda,” says Alex Muhangi
He adds that whenever they hold shows outside Kampala, it’s an opportunity for them to discover underground entertainers including comedians, dancers, and musicians. “We believe, by giving them a platform, it will help them get the wider exposure they need to break out.”
The first leg of the 2022 country tour saw Comedy Store make a debut live show in Masindi (March), before holding one in Mbarara at the end of April and a second leg will begin August 26 in Arua and end November 27 in Entebbe.
Through TV and online platforms, Comedy Store has built a significant audience over the last six years. Holding live shows outside Kampala goes a long way in bridging the virtual gap, by enabling this audience to experience the show in a more intimate way.