Reigning African queen of comedy Anne Kansiime last weekend turned Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi upside down with her bib cracking jokes.
The fully packed Bingu International Conference Center (BICC) was administered to a full dose of laughter as Anne cracked jokes in political, social, love and educational issues.
BICC auditorium, which ordinarily takes 2000 people, was bulging at the seams and even when the organisers attempted to add more movable chairs, they were eventually left with no choice but to send other would be patrons home due to lack of space.
Prior to the show tickets were on sale at K6, 000 and they were sold out. The K8, 000 entry charge did not deter the expectant patrons and approximately over 3,000 people attended the show.
“Do you all know why we are here?” asked Kansiime when she was equally shocked with the large number of the patrons when she appeared on stage.
“The [former] Speaker of Parliament is here, all the governors are here, former presidents are here, are you sure you are not being misled?”
“There is a problem because I am just a comedian not a magician. I know voting is on Tuesday(tomorrow) and I am not contesting,” Kansiime who came on stage wearing a white mask and disguised herself as a dancer teased her audience which jubilantly cheered her on.
By 5:30 pm long queues of patrons were snaking away from several entrances of BICC auditorium.
Officials say 1,600 tickets were sold out by Friday afternoon while a thousand more wanted to pay at the gate, the organizers of the event, Concept Creative admitted that they were overwhelmed.