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‘Roast House’ Premieres On Showmax With The Roast Of Boniface Mwangi

Roast House premieres on Showmax with the roast of Boniface Mwangi

Roast House, the first comedy TV show of its kind in Kenya, has finally premiered on Showmax. With each episode, the 10-part series features a team of comedians armed with brutal and hilarious roasts or mchogoano as is popularly known in Kenya, aimed at a celebrity in the hot seat.

The first episode of Roast House kicks off with the roast of Boniface Mwangi, who’s accompanied by his wife Njeri Mwangi and his musician and activist friend Juliani.
Arguably Kenya’s most prominent activist of our time, the self-proclaimed ‘People’s Watchman’ (popularly known as Bonnie) has had his fair share of trouble with the police and with politicians. Some might even argue that he’s seen the inside of a cell more times than any Kenyan in the last few years.
In the course of the 24 minutes of Roast House episode 1, Boniface’s activism woes earn him a fair share of roasts from the comedians taking the stage, with Justine Wanda delivering one of the most brutal roasts of the night:
“Bonnie’s entire activism career is basically political BDSM. He keeps going back for more because he loves it (sorry)…he loves us.”
In this roast of Boniface Mwangi, nothing is off limits, from his ‘failed’ political career to his relationship with Juliani and former Machakos First Lady Lilian Ng’ang’a to his recent ‘beef’ with the Governor of Machakos County, Dr. Alfred Mutua.
“Lilian gave up the prestige, the tenders, the titles, Konza technology city, the F1 track, just to be with her love Juliani, and their lovely third wheel Bonnie,” comedian John Ribia dishes.
Even his wife Njeri catches a few stray bullets. “We were told categorically not to speak about Bonnie’s wife Njeri, and now that I see her hairstyle, I can understand why,” Bashir Yusuf jokes, alluding to the infamous Oscar moment between Will Smith and Chris Rock.
Roast House officially premieres on Showmax
Recorded live at Number 7 Club on Koinange Street, Nairobi, Roast House is co-produced by Eugene Mbugua’s D&R Studios (behind other Showmax shows like Kyallo KultureSol Family and This Love) and Stand-Up Collective’s team of comedians that includes Doug Mutai; Ty Ngachira, host of NTV’s primetime show Too Much Information with Ty Ngachira; Amandeep Jagde, and Justine Wanda.
Doug, who is also the Stand-Up Collective co-founder, singled out the Roast of Boniface Mwangi as one of the most exciting ones. “The man has fodder for days and is one of the first few ones, we knew he could take it as he has dealt with worse things. For us, it meant it would be a no-holds-barred session,” Doug said. “Sanaipei was another one but for the opposite reason. Everyone loves her, she has no enemies, and we didn’t know if we’d be courting trouble with her fans but it turned out to be one of the best because she was such a sport with a great sense of humor.”
Eugene said, “Roast House is funny, brutal, honest and a mirror reflection of our society, and that reflection is sometimes not pretty.”
Other celebrities expected to take Bonnie’s place in later episodes include rapper Prezzo, media personality and politician Jalang’o, musician Nameless, P-Unit’s Frasha and Gabu, Sol Generation artists Nviiri the Storyteller and Bensoul, Kagwe Mungai and Avril.
You definitely don’t wanna miss the next episode, till next time…….

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Ndungu Brian

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I am an entertainment enthusiast with a natural freak for telling trending conversations in entertainment and lifestyle from an African perspective. For this and many more, feel free to share your thoughts, tips or even a chat at janynbrian@gmail.com. Grazie!!


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