Everything was going fine at the Glo-organised Laffta Fest which came off on Sunday night at the Fantasy Dome of the Trade Fair Centre in Accra until Ghanaian comedian, Foster Romanus took his turn on stage.
He started out well enough, exhibiting his singing prowess and taking off with some good jokes but suddenly made a joke about how almost all Nigerians are armed robbers.
Unsurprisingly the joke did not go down well with the entire crowd, with both the Ghanaians and Nigerians booing him and refusing to laugh at the joke, and when some people in the audience shouted ‘away’, the comedian had no option than to exit the stage as the booing and heckling became intense.
Glo Laffta Fest brought together some of the finest comedic acts in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda, who made the night memorable for the patrons some of who flew in from Nigeria.
Apart from the gaffe with Foster, the other comedians at the Glo Laffta Fest put up great performances and gave the audience plenty to laugh at.
Well, we hope Foster has learnt his lesson not to use stereotyping as jokes on stage again.
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