Churchill Show Returns to NTV After Two-Year Hiatus

Great news for Kenyan comedy fans! The iconic Churchill Show is coming back to NTV after a two-year absence.

NTV made the announcement on Monday, June 24th, revealing that the decision came due to overwhelming audience demand.

“We heard you loud and clear,” NTV declared, promising a return of the show’s signature side-splitting humour and hilarious sketches.

While an official air date remains under wraps, anticipation is already building. Fans eagerly await details about the new season, including its premiere date.

Churchill Daniel Ndambuki, popularly known as Churchill, hasn’t yet revealed the specific reasons behind his return to NTV or the details of the new partnership. However, a photo surfaced online showing him signing a contract alongside NTV officials and comedian Jasper Muthomi, also known as MC Jessy.

The announcement sparked excitement among Kenyans. Fans took to social media, urging Churchill to include up-and-coming comedians and provide a platform for fresh talent. Additionally, suggestions included incorporating new performance styles and strategies to attract a wider audience, particularly the younger generation.

Churchill Show features a variety of stand-up comedians and even experts from different fields. Over the years, renowned Kenyan comedians like Eric Omondi, MC Jessy, the late Fred Omondi, Butita, Mamitoh, Nasra, Chipukeezy, and Sleepy David have graced the show’s stage.

The show’s departure from NTV in February 2022 saw it partner with TV47. Under the parent company Laugh Industries, Churchill joined forces with Cape Media. The show then relocated filming to Mount Kenya University (MKU) before its official relaunch.

According to reports, the initial partnership between NTV and the show dissolved due to disagreements over production costs. It was also believed that the use of equipment from a different company by the show may have contributed to the rift.

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