Nigerian funnyman Basketmouth will lead a rich repertoire of comedians this Saturday for the Night Of  A Thousand Laughs hosted at Carnivore.

The comedian is expected in Nairobi on Friday together with his fellow Nigerian FunnyBone, Ugandan Patrick Salvador, South African Mpho, Daliso Chiponda from Malawi and Topsy Sikalinda from Zambia.

They will be joined by the Kenyan troupe of Eric Omondi, Chipukizee and Fred Omondi while Afro- fusion artist Della and Scott the Violinist will perform at the event.

“Through the sponsorship of this important night for the stand-up comedy industry in the country, we are reaffirming our commitment of developing the arts industry in Kenya,” said Safaricom Marketing Director, Ritah Okuthe.

Tickets are retailing at Ksh 2,000, VIP at Ksh 5,000.