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Churchill Show Returns to NTV After Two Years

The show premiered on NTV in 2007, ending its run in February 2022 when Churchill reportedly had contract disagreements with Nation Media Group (NMG).

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The beloved Kenyan comedy show Churchill Show is set to return to NTV, two years on from a dramatic cliffhanger in 2022.

Created by Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki and MC Jessy, the program featured comedic performances from renowned comedians like Eddie Butita, Eric Omondi, Mammito Eunice, MCA Tricky, Professor Hamo, and Jemutai live from Carnivore Grounds in Nairobi, their shooting location.

The show premiered on NTV in 2007, ending its run in February 2022 when Churchill reportedly had contract disagreements with Nation Media Group (NMG) and moved to partner with Cape Media Limited-owned network TV47.

On Monday, he confirmed that they will be returning to NTV, and their first broadcast will be on July 13. “We are excited we are back where it all began many many years ago, and it is the people who have requested for the show,” the elated Churchill said.

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The popular comedian, who is also a radio host, said he believes that the show will still win the best overall with its comedy specials even though comedy ratings have continued to be down in recent years.

“I think we are going through a very interesting season as a country, and there is a need to release that stress. There may not be much to celebrate, but there is something about the show. The show is a ministry, so every time it is on TV, it brings joy,” he added.

On his part, MC Jessy voiced similar sentiments, revealing the plans to improve their competitive position in the national ratings again:

“Auditions must happen. We are going to go as per what people want. We have a whole new team, and they will get the right talent as per this generation. We are working with a lot of young guys, and the show will complement social media,” said Jessy.

At the height of the show’s fame between 2009 and 2013, it earned several awards, including CHAT (Chaguo La Teeniez Awards), UK Kenya Achievers Award For Excellence In Comedy, Sanaa Theatre Awards and Kalasha Awards in various categories, among them Best TV Program Overall and Best Comedy Program.

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JUSTUS KIPRONO
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Justus Kiprono is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He tracks Capital Markets and economic trends, infrastructure reform, government spending, and the financial impacts of state decision-making nationwide. You can reach him: [email protected]
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