Eric Omondi: Churchill Live gave me a second chance
Posted Saturday, October 16 2010 at 15:41
ERIC’S FAV THINGS
Loves to watch: Will Smith and Chris Rock
Favourite Dish: Ugali with beef, I can eat that daily.
Dream Car: Own designed ‘tuk tuk’ with tinted windows and sleek rims, and I am not kiddingz
Buzz: What happened? Did you fall out with Churchill after Churchill Live season one?
Eric: That is a misconception. Churchill Live was on recess, I needed to try out on my own, and that’s how I came up with the Hawayu show.
What changed your mind?
If you are a comedian, most of the time you need to listen to your fans. The people I entertain wanted me to stick to Churchill Live as they felt it was not yet time for me to go solo.
Do you have any regrets?
No regrets at all, in fact, it was the best experience in my career as a comedian and I learnt a lot during that time both the positive and negative.
Now that you are back, what is your game plan?
I don’t have a game plan; in comedy, one never has a drawn game plan. You simply do what you do best and keep your audience wanting more.
What is your comedy style?
I call it all-inclusive. I do stand up, slap stick comedy, where clips and videos are involved, as well as mimicry.
How are you managing your career as a producer or did you ditch that all together?
My production career is on hold right now as I focus more on comedy. When we go on recess, I will be able to have ample time to do production.
What do you think of Naija comedians?
They are great! Their comedy is very original and captivates a wide range of audiences. They have already invaded the Kenyan industry so if we don’t up our game, they might take over, but we are not going to let them.
We heard you were in some scandal with a certain girl.
That is not true! She was a friend of mine whom I had not met in a long time. I bumped into her at Galileo Lounge and we had drinks and parted ways. Whoever came up with any other story is mistaken, I’m a very straightforward guy.
Are you dating someone?
I have a friend!! (Laughs)