BASKET MOUTH: SUCCESS IN COMEDY


Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basket mouth is a successful Nigerian comedian. He is a stand up concert host and a television comedy show presenter. He started his early age with skills like drumming and rapping before he finally went into comedy. In 2005 and 2006 Basket mouth won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year. He has a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Benin. His first stand up comedy was recorded as a disaster as he got booed off the stage but he refused to give up on his ambition, today, he is one of the top rated comedians in Nigeria and he has hosted several events and shows.
After different trials and concepts, he hit his big break in 2001 after the ‘Laff and Jamz’ concept which featured Teju baby face, Paul Play, Alibaba and many more. Various stand up shows, institution comedy shows and shows like ‘Nite of a thousand laughs’ brought Basket mouth his fame and certified him as a reputable Nigerian comedian. He has since then been opportune to feature in many home based and international shows with dignitaries and celebrities in attendance.

As a way to stay relevant, he formed a company called Humor Unlimited in 2004, a stage play “Devils kiss”(2004), and in 2006 took it higher by forming a one man stand up comedy show which made history in Nigeria [Basket Mouth Uncensored 1,2,&3]. He later established a consulting/event & Artist management company (Barons World Entertainnment) in 2006. Basket Mouth is currently one of the brand ambassadors of one of the leading telecommunications companies in Africa (Globacom) till date. Basket Mouth stands out as one of the talents to reckon with in the entertainment industry.