The grand finale of the Maltina Comedy Central’s ‘Grab the Mic’ will hold on Saturday, December 2 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
The top six finalists and two wild card contestants who emerged from three regional contests and auditions will slog it out for a chance to win the grand prize of N1.5 million and an opportunity to share a stage with Ali Baba.
Comedian Seyi Law will host the live television show and the grand finale will broadcast on December 17 on Comedy Central and MTV Base.
And the judges – ace comedian Ali Baba, Funke Akindele and Frank Donga – will determine who amongst the six finalists – Nyerhorwo Ndaxwell, Emmanuel Oliver, Coxson Christian, Justice Kalawa, Daniel Jonah Nyah, Oveze Godwin Jagbojo – and the two wild card contestants will be crowned winner.
Executive Vice President & Managing Director at Viacom International Media Networks Africa, Alex Okosi, in a statement said he was excited about the show.
“Comedy Central has been creating content and original programming, bringing the best of stand-up and sketch comedy together with classic television shows and movies to audiences in Africa as a brand since we launched in 2010,” Okosi said.
“At VIMN Africa we pride ourselves in creating platforms to showcase our local talent and with Comedy Central Presents Grab the Mic, we have worked with Maltina to bring together the best of young and legendary comedians in the country. We are excited about this partnership in successfully delivering the very first Grab the Mic in Nigeria.”
Supported by Maltina, Comedy Central’s ‘Grab the Mic’ is a talent search initiative to discover and promote young Nigerian comedians.