Be Nigeria’s Next Stand-Up Star With Comedy Central’s ‘Grab the Mic’

Be Nigeria’s Next Stand-Up Star With Comedy Central’s ‘Grab the Mic’


This is an opportunity, to be Nigeria’s Next Stand-up Star, by participating in Comedy Central’s ‘Grab the Mic’, in Lagos on the 15 of October 2017. Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122), in partnership with Maltina, is reaching out to all amateur comedians nationwide to grab the mic and showcase their best stand-up routines, in the first ever Nigerian Comedy Central ‘Grab the Mic’ auditions.

Hosted by Seyi Law and chaired by Ali Baba, alongside industry heavyweight judges, ‘Grab the Mic’ is a search for the freshest Nigerian comedic talent. The nationwide campaign will kick off with open auditions in Lagos on the 15 of October 2017, then head to Port Harcourt on the  21 of October 2017 and conclude in Jos on the 28 of October 2017.

Outstanding talents, who make it past the judges in the first round, will perform for a live audience at a pop-up comedy club in each city. Winners from each city will be placed in the final round in Lagos, where eight competitors will be eliminated in the ‘sudden death’ challenge, leaving one person to ‘Grab the Mic’ into stardom.

According to Dillon Khan, Vice President Comedy Central Africa and Creative Services for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa): ” ‘Grab The Mic’ presents a unique opportunity for both creative and young local talent to showcase, unleash their potential and grow their fan base. Our focus with this inaugural event in Nigeria is to provide a platform which enables our new comedic stars with access to A-list Nigerian comedians to hone their craft through first hand coaching.”

Please refer to the Grab the Mic audition details below:


Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja

Sun 15 Oct 2017



Presidential Hotel

Sat 21 Oct 2017



SS Lounge, Silk Suites Hotel

Sat 28 Oct 2017


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For further information, please contact:
Seun Oratokhai
Tel: +234 1 460 7827

Elvis Subor
Tel: +234 816 724 6786

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