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Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIES, TV & WEB SHOWS' started by Sola, Nov 19, 2003.

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  1. Sola

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    I am really a sophisticated viewer when it comes to comedy. It is difficult to do and our people only know slapstick and physical humour a la Papi Luwe and Baba Suwe, etc.

    Comedies never get the respect of dramas and other types that emotionally affect you, but they can be most wonderful when they are done well. So, would you guys recommend any good comedy out there?
     
  2. vince

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    Anyonbe who writes scripts for a living will tell u that writing a comedy is the most difficult and demanding,especially for audiences like you.
    I'm writing one at the moment and it is proving quite tough to find intelligent comedic situations without deviating from the plot.You know,humour that will make you laugh and think at the same time.
    It is tough writing a comedy and that is why in naija,this field is limited to slapstick and physical comedies.The are easier to make.
    I can hardly think of one naija comedy that might apeal to your taste,but try the following:
    1)CELLULAR(Yoruba)
    2)IGBA N'LA D'OGI series(Yoruba)
    3)1DOLLAR
    4)EGBE O L'OKADA(Yoruba)
     
  3. omonaija

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    Larinloodu I & II!!!
    I was rolling on the floor all through men.
    Dele Odule, Baba Suwe, Shan George etc....
    Defn 9.5/10 as per comedy!!!


    Omonaija
     
  4. Sola

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    Sounding good. If only these funny actors will be consistent in terms of their outputs. I mean Martin Short is funny in everything he touches. Same with Eddie Murphy, even if you don't enjoy it.

    But our producers are never sure if we're watching comedy or drama. That's why when a yoruba play has reached a sad moment, they bring Baba Suwe to come and do one mindless comic scene that does not fit into the mood and flow of things...
     
  5. vince

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    That's the worrying thing about the trend in yoruba flicks.It seems that baba suwe have to be in all these films,whether his parts make sense to the plot or not.Whenever he comes on,it is like they are telling us to go for a tea break and come back 5-10 minutes later to resume watching.
    They need to make up their minds which genre their movies are,and not try to put everything into one movie.
    Concentrating on one single genre has an advantage in that it keeps the plot focused and intense from the beginning to the end.
    I can't understand why baba suwe accepts all these bit parts.Someone should write a funny story that suits his character and make a movie based on that.
     
  6. Sola

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    And the guy na brilliant comedian o! If only he will have them use him properly.
     
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    You all are stressing only on yoruba comedians without mentioning Nkem Owoh fondly called "Osuofia". His movie "UKWA" is a must watch for everyone. He is a talented comedian.

    Another comedian I recommend is Victor osuagwu. Watch his actions in "ONE DOLLAR" and you'll definitely testify that he's talented too.

    Try and find out!!!, and u go laugh tire.....
     
  8. vince

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    These guys u mentioned have all got mad talent.They are great stand up comedians no doubt,but having said that,we don't have good comedy writers in the country that can write plots with hilarious twists.
    1$ was very good,but we don't have too many of those around.We have to make do with slapstick antics of these comedians in these socalled comedy movies to get a little chuckle here and there.The plots,however,are anything but funny.
     
  9. mamarita

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    Its Ebi Olokada, and it wasnt that funny. Just stupid. Most people mistake stupidity for comedy. I cant stand Baba Suwe anymore, just too annoying, I want to slap him sometimes, always having his monologues....

    Gone are the days of Papa Sabiko and his aunt, with that her tiny voice. Omoladun is funny cos she can get along with people.

    The most recent comedy for me has got to be......Kosorogun, it was meant to be a drama, but I found a lot of the scenes were funny.

    I cant stand when people go for comedies and forget storylines, I mean look at Baba Londoner, they hyped that shit up for years, and I just finally got to see it this summer, it ended stupidly, everything about it was just stupid, and I was meant to laugh!!!!

    *SPITS*
     
  10. vince

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    I bet to differ,mamarita.You might not have liked it,but as a slapstick comedy,it worked.At least it got me laughing.Compared to some of the other socalled comedies i've seen,it was good.A lot of scenes in the movie was very funny and by the way,baba suwe's part in the film was not funny to me as well.But other actors got very good scenes and performances in.
     
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    I get you, I mean I laughed sometimes like when Baba Suwe's wife was getting raped, that was funny I thought, as per the humour behind d rape. But the continuity was bad too. In Nigeria, Baba Suwe was a jobless man, he gets to the UK and all of a sudden he's a famous Naija actor.


    Sha God dey.
     
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    I wonder if he does not get tired of acting out the same character over and over again.It does not matter whether he was a jobless man or not,that is not the point.Obviously,the man has talents which are not being used properly.He needs a manager.
     
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    Am talking about in the movie!!!!!!You know he was a menace to society b4 they took him to the UK, on arrival into the UK, he went out got missing and was found by some brit Nigerians who took him back home... REMEMBER????

    Anyhow I agree, I mean i've seen omoladun as a serious person, I'm sure soon, he'll be getting casted as someone with a life.
     
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    Aaah!Ok!:) The bottom line is that there are no true comedy scriptwriters in nigeria to write a really funny movie that works from the plot.
    Physical antics from comedians like baba suwe,Nkem Owoh etc are not enough to make people laugh on the long run.They need good materials to work with.
     
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    Yeah and we forget comedy is not for everyone. My "movie" when I finally finish writing it is going to be funny to ME. I dont want them physical things, its going to be pure brain work, and its gon make fun of everyday things that I find either stupid or hilarious:D
     
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    Hmmm,sound interesting!We will know what makes mamarita laugh and f'eyin!:D
     
  17. mamarita

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    Like totally:D
     
  18. lady_vexy

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    baba suwe iz da king of comedy:)
     
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