Brown has become a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Having studied mechanical engineering in Petroleum Training Institute and rather than practice what he studied, Brown finds more pleasure in making people laugh. He is currently based in Accra and has featured in Comedy events all over Africa and the United Kingdom.
Born Ako Anthony Brown who is also an actor, writer and director is not leaving any stone unturned as he is bent on upping his game in the industry. In an interview with Pleasures Magazine, Brown led us into his world of comedy, his greatest lose among others. . In this interview with Pleasures Magazine, Comedian Brown led us into his world of comedy, his creative and spontaneous abilities and the journey so far. Excerpts
Our readers wants to know how and when you got into stand-up comedy
I got into Stand-up comedy about 7 years ago, before then I use to do comedy back in Secondary School. It was seen then as mock news.
Can you tell us how you have employed your creativity to good effect?
My style of comedy employs me to always think on my feet and be creative. Education is always an edge in whatever you do; it has given me an edge and recognition real fast.
Have you always wanted to be a Comedian?
No, I wanted to be an Astronaut, but space is so far my sister.
How far do you want to go in Comedy?
I want to go all the way. There is no stopping in this one oh!
What was life like before Comedy?
Well, I wasn’t born with any kind of spoon. Maybe shewing stick sha! But I grew up in a humble home. We were never hungry although, there wasn’t much. Life in comedy, I will say it’s a great life.
Who is your role model in that industry?
I have learned from everyone ahead of me even from those who look up to me! But l love Mike Epps, I go die, and Alli Baba.
You are a mechanical engineer , having graduated from the Petroleum Training Institute, Warri Delta state and today you are a Comedian instead of practicing the almighty profession, why the extreme change?
I just followed my heart. I am doing what l enjoy doing and the money comes faster doing comedy.
What are the challenges in the comedy industry?
It is still a growing industry. I hope it will hit the main stream one day. It has too many fractions.
Our readers want to know if there’s a school for stand-up comedy organized for would- be comedians?
There is none for now.
Who is Comedian Brown?
I am a simple man with simple interest.
Where are you from?
I am from Udu local government Delta state Nigeria.
Where did you grow up?
Well, I grew up in Warri, Delta state
Would you branch into acting for the right money?
Yes! Even for the wrong reasons.
How do you combine comedy and family of course you are married?
Yes, am married with 3 kids, I manage well.
Let’s talk about your family
That’s my privacy. I do not want to talk about it.
What about your parents?
I lost my mum about 2 years ago but my dad is alive and kicking.
What else do you want to do to impact on lives?
I want to be a philanthropist.
What is your form of relaxation?
I love watching movies! Movies ps3
What do you do other than stand- up comedy?
I act, write and direct
How do you keep fit?
I play football with my friends.
What would you not be caught wearing?
I would not be caught wearing a yellow dinner gown. ‘laughs’
What’s your best food?
Any good food, I love Owhor and Starch
What are we expecting from you in the nearest future?
The best Sitcom, Comedy skits, movies.
What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered touching lives of people.
What advice do you have for would- be comedian?
Write and create your own jokes