Nosa Afolabi, a Nigerian comedian and skit creator widely known as Lasisi Elenu, has asserted that the realm of stand-up comedy is considerably more demanding than skit production.
In a recent interview with Hip TV, Lasisi expounded on his viewpoint, underscoring the extensive effort involved in crafting stand-up comedy routines compared to the relative ease of producing skits.
The comedic talent highlighted that generating humor through skits is a seamless endeavor, adaptable to any occasion or circumstance.
Lasisi conveyed that both stand-up comedy and skit-making offer substantial financial opportunities, contingent upon an individual’s adeptness in steering their creative output toward lucrative avenues.
He elaborated, “Both domains, whether it’s stand-up comedy or skit-making, entail distinct experiences. The pressure inherent in stand-up comedy is undeniable.
It mandates being consistently at your best, necessitating the preparation of an array of materials in case one falls short, allowing for on-the-fly improvisation—a crucial skill.”
He continued, “In contrast, skit-making has ingrained itself within me, an art I can seamlessly execute at any juncture, day or night. It’s as simple as flipping a switch; I’m attuned to its rhythm.”
Lasisi affirmed the profitability of both creative outlets, emphasizing that success hinges not solely on the intensity of effort but on the strategic approach employed.
He emphasized, “It’s not a matter of toiling relentlessly, but rather a matter of cleverly devising a strategy. It’s not about the sheer quantity of skit videos produced; instead, it’s about skillfully directing these videos toward the appropriate channels, branding them astutely to garner financial rewards.
Be it skit-making or stand-up comedy, either avenue holds the potential for the financial gains one aspires to achieve.”