The first edition of Salvado’s Man from Ombokolo show was quite disappointing to many. Most of the revellers then desscribed his show as stale jokes. Guess that was a big lesson to teh stand up comedian.
Friday night at Imperial Royal Hotel, after two years of practice and travelling, Salvado, real names Patrick Idringi showed his fans what hard work and being international meant. He was on point with his jokes, his body language resonated well with the jokes and easily found a funny substitute for an unassuming joke.
They say in comedy, the first joke determines the night and his indeed indicated that he was going to have a great night. Clad in red pants and an African print shirt, he started off with what is trending in Uganda. Article 102b.
“Whatever I’m putting on is not political. I ordered these clothes way before this campaign,” he said as the crowd burst out in laughter.
He then called for a proper introduction from Ronnie Mcvex after getting on stage, while musicians were still performing. He instructed the audience to shout, clap their hands and whistle as he was introduced because he’s a star, who travels at leisure.
He joked about his rich friends (Sudhir, Rajiv and others), his wife, his mother and musicians (Bebe Cool and Goodlyf) who were in the building and obviously, Ombokolo where he comes from among other jokes.
The comedian also kicked off his charity organised called Dawa after his father which looks after underprivileged children with proceeds from the show dedicated to Home of hope, a centre for children with severe or multiple disabilities in Jinja.
Earlier on before Salvado came on stage, Janzi band had taken the audience through some live performances before musicians Fik Fameica, Nutty Neithan and Ykee Benda did a free style on the same instrumental.
Despite the fact that the show ended earlier than expected, at least everyone who was in the audience accepted that Salvado now deserves where he should be. At the top of Uganda’s comedy.
Photos by Eddie Chicco