Owen Gee, one of the Nigeria revered comedians has urged government at all levels to support the comedy industry.
In an interview with TheNewsGuru in Lagos, Owen Gee said the government needs to do more.
The entertainer who also doubles a filmmaker added that there is no 100 percent transparency in the support of comedy shows at the moment.
“This is already an over flogged issue actually. We have discussed this in so many platforms, so times and in so many ways .There are good parts and bad parts. The government has tried to support stand-up comedy shows via the support of FIRS Federal Inland Revenue Service sponsorship .There is a lot of man-no man involved. There is really not 100 percent transparency in the support of the comedy shows. Some are supported, while some are not. At the end of the day, it leaves a loop hole in the system .I don’t think it should be like that. Just like every other industry apart from monetary investment, we also need a structure not just in comedy alone, but in entertainment”.