Adhis Jojo, real name Joan Adhiambo, is the newest face in Kenyan comedy following her recent debut on ‘Churchill Show’.
Just like most comedians before her, Adhis Jojo struggled to earn a coveted spot on the popular comedy show. This was made even harder by the fact that she was based in Eldoret as a journalism student and had to constantly travel to Nairobi for auditions.
Adhis finally achieved her ‘Churchill Show’ dream after three years.
“Sometimes, I would come from Eldoret to Nairobi for auditions and still not make it. Sometimes I would lack transport but still come for the auditions. I came to try but I thank God finally they have taken me in after three years,” she said.
“Sometimes I would spend all my money on transport and would starve but now that I am in it, I want to just make good comedy.”
The Homa-bay born comedienne said one of her best shows was in Ruiru, where she mentioned Gatundu MP Moses Kuria and Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura in her jokes. The politicians offered her cash during the show.
Speaking about how her family’s support, Adhis said, “My family is happy. They are telling me to keep up the spirit. My mother was not surprised and she is supportive, although at first she was worried that comedians end up single.”
Her message to veteran comedian and Chairman of Laugh Industry Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki is: “I appreciate the fact that he is supporting people to come out and be known for their talent and I am so proud of him.”
Last but not least, Adhis advises young people that, “If you really want something, go for it and love it. I wanted to be what I am now. I was aggressive and that helped me.”