Comedy is believed to connect humans but in recent times, it is tearing us apart to the point that many comedy critiques are asking when comedy became the worst medicine.
Ghanaian comedian OB Amponsah on Saturday night recounts the trauma he went through when he received backlash from elements in the National Democratic Congress – NDC, the largest opposition political party in Ghana.
Some rank and file in the opposition party, NDC did not take it lightly when the trained Optometrist and comedian made a joke at Decemba 2 Rememba 2019 that the name Mahama (the leader and flagbearer of the NDC) is synonymous to Corruption.
Recounting his experience at his maiden Political Refugee comedy show at the SNAP Cinema inside the Accra Metropolitan Assembly building, OB Amponsah shared with his audience some of the insults hurled at him amidst threats.
Political Refugee which was hosted by comedian Clemento Suarez had other performing comedians such as Teekay, Jerry Nii oo Nii and musical performances from Efe Keyz, Atta Kay and Kweli the Poet.
Read some of the insults below: