“Why stand-up comedy is tougher than skit-making“ – Lasisi Elenu

Nosa Afolabi, better known by his stage name Lasisi Elenu, is a well-known comedian and skit creator who has admitted that stand-up comedy is harder than writing skits.

This was revealed by the comedian in a recent Hip TV interview.

The humorist, who was born in Kwara, revealed his thoughts on the financial disparities and amount of labor required for stand-up comedy compared to skit-making.

Lasisi said, “Both [stand-up comedy and skit-making] have a different feel. There is a lot of pressure in stand-up comedy. You’ve to be on your A-game, and you have to make several materials ready in case you use one and it’s not that good, you can always improvise. It’s very important to do that.

“However, skit-making has become a part of me; one which I can do at anytime, any moment, from sleep, it’s a go for me. I know how to put myself in tune. Yeah, both [stand-up comedy and skit-making] are lucrative. It just depends on how you channel… As a matter of fact, it’s not how hard you work but how smart you work.

“So, it’s not about making the most skit videos, it’s how well you channel the videos to the right plugs go brand them in such a way that in turn you get financial reward for them. I believe either skit-making or stand-up comedy can give you the financial gains you’re looking for.”

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