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Sunday, 25 October 2020

How Much Does Churchill Pay Comedians?Here is the actual figures

A source that claims to have worked in the show termed them as mean.

“How can you pay a comedian Shs1 000 when you earn millions?,” he poses adding that only two comedians are paid Shs20,000 with the rest earning Shs1,000 or Shs5000 if your act is aired. As it turns out, only five get featured in a show, leaving out all the others.

“I don’t want to talk about pay. What I can say is that the show is a good platform for comedians,” David the student replies when asked to comment, adding that the issue of underpayment or overpayment depends on the

are claims that contract comedians are paid between Shs25,000 and Shs30,000 per month while those not on contract receive Shs5,000 if they are lucky to have their part played on TV.

Late AKA, known for his ‘Ayeya Poapoa’ chant and who has been missing from the show for some time now, confirmed this figure before he died

“Yes some guys just get Shs1000 for fare but if you appear on TV you get Shs5000 but I am not certain because it could have changed depending on who it is. The highest is paid like shs.8000 per episode,” he noted.Owago who now offers a home cooked delivery service pointed out that although the current situation has affected businesses and entrepreneurs alike, it is vital that one diversify so as to make the most of the situation. Once a mainstay on the popular Churchill Live Show, Owago addressed rumors that Daniel Ndambuki popularly known as Churchill is not paying comedians who perform on his prime time television show.

Owage shared a few nuggets of wisdom to all the young comedians who expect their television appearance to pay their bills. First and foremost, he noted, “kwenyu atakama baba yako ni mchawi, usishinde ukitangaza mjini…hio haimanishi nimesema Churchill halipi watu. Churchill analipa watu.”

He went on to point out that the payment received is only an appreciation of sorts, not an actual salary. Owago said, “Comedians depend on Churchill too much…amekupatia platform.” The Peptang brand ambassador went on to add a great analogy stating “when you were going to school your father used to give you pocket money, that is what Churchill is giving us. He cannot be giving you plus salary.” He advised artists, to use the opportunities given on Churchill Live to build their brands and grow themselves.

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