OB Amponsah hosts "Political Refugee" on Jan. 18

By: Gifty Owusu-Amoah
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HE might have been given a baptism of fire after his joke about former President Mahama hit a raw nerve but comedian OB Amponsah is ready to move on with his first show in the year dubbed: “Political Refugee”.

Scheduled for the Snap Cinemas inside the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Saturday, January 18, the show, which will host other comedians, will see OB as he is usually called, tell funny jokes about his ordeal last December.

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Giving more information about the event in a chat with Graphic Showbiz, OB Amponsah said the show was a way of letting his fans and patrons into his world.

“I’m a comedian and my work includes funny jokes about events and people so I thought 'why don’t I seize the opportunity to make jokes about myself too.' After all, my Mahama brouhaha was one of the biggest issues last year.

“Basically, it is about me sharing my pain and bad experiences after the Decemba2Rememba debacle. Perhaps, the public will get to know and understand the work of a comedian better after the show. Life is what you make out of it and I want to make a positive move out of the unfortunate incident,” he said.

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OB Amponsah, a trained optometrist, has had a successful comedy career after performing at shows such as Night of Laughs, Easter Comedy Show, Lord of the Ribs in Nigeria among others.

Though he admits he is yet to reach higher heights in comedy circles including touring Africa, OB Amponsah says he is already enjoying some “freebies” that comes with being a comedian.

“I always love to educate people on important issues and comedy has become a tool to drive home such messages to the public,” he stated.