Fun Factory, a prominent Ugandan comedy group, is set to celebrate 20 years of weekly comedy shows with the Big Sunday comedy show on October 1, 2023, at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
KAMPALA, UGANDA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Uganda’s prominent comedy group, Fun Factory, is marking 20 years of weekly comedy shows with the Big Sunday comedy show on October 1, 2023, at Kampala Serena Hotel, sponsored by Uganda Waragi.
The announcement was made at a press conference at the National Theatre by Fun Factory and Uganda Breweries Limited representatives.
This event will bring comedy enthusiasts together to celebrate the laughter shared with Fun Factory from their origins at TLC in 2003 to their current weekly ‘Comedicine’ show at the National Theatre every Thursday.
Richard Tuwangye, Fun Factory’s Spokesperson, stated, “Big Sunday is going to be a one-of-a-kind grand comedy show to celebrate 20 years of weekly comedy. Our journey has been filled with both ups and downs, but above all, we have delivered laughter to millions of Ugandans, and this is the biggest point of pride for us.”
Fun Factory’s weekly sketch comedy shows started in October 2003 under Philip Luswata’s stewardship. In 2007, they gained momentum with NTV’s “BarbedWire,” becoming the only sketch comedy show on TV, accelerating the growth of the comedy scene.
“It was from this point that the comedy scene entered the fast lane and has been growing since, and after 20 years of weekly comedy, we feel that celebrations are in order. This is a dream come true for us, to see just how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown as artists, and I appreciate all those who have stood with us through the years.” Tuwangye added.
Denis Wokorach from Uganda Breweries Limited highlighted, “Uganda Waragi is the spirit of Uganda that boldly celebrates everything that is uniquely and authentically Ugandan,” emphasizing their support for Ugandan comedy and talented comedians.
“Uganda Waragi is the spirit of Uganda that boldly celebrates everything that is uniquely and authentically Ugandan. This is the main reason behind our coming forward as the biggest supporter of Ugandan comedy thanks to the industry’s ability to bring Ugandans together under the spirit of laughter and togetherness while providing a platform for talented Ugandan comedians to share their talents with the world.” he said.
Uganda Waragi will offer a premium cocktail experience curated by their world-class team of mixologists as part of the show. Tickets can be purchased at www.quicket.co.ug, with packages ranging from UGX 120k for silver, UGX 200k for gold, and UGX 2.5m for a platinum table.
20years ago, under the stewardship of our University Lecturer, P.Luswata, weekly Sketch comedy shows were birthed…the Big breakthrough came in 2007 when the show went on TV as Barbedwire. It's celebration time;#1stOctober will be a #BIGSUNDAY at Kampala Serena Hotel pic.twitter.com/j473NruiQV
— Fun Factory Uganda (@FunFactory256) September 9, 2023
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