Contrary to the criticism of most Ghanaians, GH comedians in the past years have mastered their crafts and have been on their A-game at most events they were billed on.
Notable among such events have been Charterhouse’s 1026 laughs and music, where strong Ghanaian comedians like Lekzy decomic, OB Amponsah, and Jacinta were lined up against strong acts from Nigeria like Bovi, Basket Mouth, and Akpororo.
Reviews after this event proved that the Ghanaian comedians like Lekzy were up to the task and were threats to the Nigerian comedians.
When asked in an interview “if Ghanaian comedians are rubbing shoulders with their counterparts in Nigeria,” Lekzy decomic replied that Ghana’s comedy industry is still quite young, it is learning from the Nigerian industry. He added that though GH comedians are on their A-game until they start making as much as the Nigerian comedians make, “I can’t say we are really at the same level with them.”
However, lekzy added how the Ghanaians outshine the Nigerians on stage but ‘in terms of talent, God has been good to us, anytime we meet them it’s a shutdown” he explained.
He also touched on the proliferation of many comedy platforms in Accra. Lekzy explained that there is a “comedy club” where young acts and some big acts try their new materials before they try them at “comedy events” and explained the importance of these clubs to their craft as comedians.
Addressing the ‘OB Mahama saga’ Lekzy emphasized that “no joke will lands without hurting anybody” but “if the joke is not directed to you, you will always find it funny”. He also encouraged Ghanaians to start attending comedy shows with free and not talk things said by comedians personal. And did not support OB’s decision to apologize for his jokes and sees the apology as unnecessary.
Lekzy has been a force to be reckoned in the Ghanaian Comedy industry, aside from performing on all the big platforms, he also hosts his monthly comedy show dubbed “laughline” at the snap cinemas in Accra.