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Comedians to honour late Fred Omondi with ‘Last Laugh’ comedy show – EXCLUSIVE

Comedians from the popular comedy show, Churchill Show, have announced a mega show in honor of their late colleague, Fred Odhiambo Omondi.

Fred, a beloved figure in the comedy scene, tragically passed away in a road accident on June 15.

The accident, which occurred around 6 am on Kagundo Road, involved a fatal collision between a bodaboda carrying Fred and a speeding bus.

According to a police report filed at Buruburu station, the bus was traveling towards Nairobi CBD from Kayole, while the bodaboda was on the wrong side of the road, heading in the opposite direction.

The collision near the Caltex Petrol station proved fatal for the young comedian.

Fred Omondi, a former star of the Churchill Show, was known for his selflessness and charismatic presence both on and off the stage.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Daniel Ndambuki, popularly known as Churchill and the godfather of the comedy industry, described Fred as a lyrical comic genius and a friend to all.

“It is a big shock for all of us. It was untimely. Fred was a very young talent and he was a lyrical comic genius. He was a charismatic young man. As soon as Churchill Show took a break, he was one of the most booked MCs in the country for club appearances.

“He was a friend to all comedians and he helped them come up with content and showed up for people’s events just to hype it for free. He was a kind person,” Churchill said.

Despite the ongoing national concerns such as the Finance Bill, Churchill emphasised their commitment to giving Fred a befitting sendoff.

The comedy fraternity has decided to push Fred Omondi’s burial to June 29 to ensure ample time to celebrate his life.

“As the industry, we have decided to move every plan to next week on June 29 at his home. There is a comedy show, ‘Fred Omondi Last Laugh,’ at Carnivore this coming Friday. With the entire Churchill Show comedians, the industry is coming to honor him in a special way. It is too much and too soon. We just lost Jahmby the other day, and so it is a huge loss for the industry,” Churchill said.

Fred Omondi was introduced to Churchill by his brother, Eric Omondi, another well-known comedian.

Recalling the introduction, Churchill noted, “Eric brought Fred to me and described him as a bit funny. They are all talented differently. Even their sister, it’s just that she did not get an opportunity to be out there.”

Churchill’s message to Kenyans is one of gratitude and a call for support:

“We can’t do without our fans and we hope they show up on Friday so we can give Fred a befitting sendoff. Let us come through for him.”

The comedy show, ‘Fred Omondi Last Laugh,’ is set to be a memorable event with performances from the entire Churchill Show ensemble.

Some of the notable comedians performing are, Butita, YY, MP Jalango, Jemutai, MC Jessy, Nasra, Terence Creative, Chipukeezy, Sammy Kioko, Tom Daktari, Jasper Murume, Oga Obinna, Adhis Jojo, MCA Tricky among others.