Celebrating East African Writing!

Jane Bussmann Comedy Show!!!! – Back by Public Demand

Jane Bussman first performed in Nairobi at the 2010 Storymoja Hay Festival!

What: Jane Bussman’s Comedy Show.

Where: Casablanca, Lennana road. Doors open at 6:30pm.

How much: Tickets are KES1,000 in advance and KES 1,500 at the door

Buy Advance ticket payment by MPesa 0724 716 397

More Info: Contact 0770 300 714 and or write

Jane Bussmann is a London-born comedy writer who has written for over fifty shows in Britain and America including South Park, the Emmy-winning Smack The Pony and The Fast Show. She also worked as a newspaper columnist for the Mail on Sunday and appeared on the BBC World Service among others. She has written for The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Harpers, the Independent, GQ, Esquire, Glamour and InStyle.

Her show, Bussman’s Holiday, tells the unlikely story of how Bussmann grew so fed up with interviewing celebrities in Hollywood that she went to Uganda to investigate someone she Googled as ‘the most evil man in the world’ – Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, wanted on charges of rape, murder and the kidnapping of ‘somewhere between’ 20-64,000 children. This is a lie. Jane went to Uganda to impress John Prendergast, a very attractive American peace activist. When she arrived, for reasons too irritating to go into here, Jane was forced to actually investigate Kony. The resulting show shone new light on an appalling war crime. Bussmann’s Holiday became the book The Worst Date Ever [How it Took a Comedy Writer to Expose Africa’s Secret War].

‘I found myself convulsed with sinus clearing snorts of astonished laughter… hilarious and heart-wrenching’ Michela Wrong, the Spectator.   ”This book will change your life.’ The Mirror. The funniest thing we’ve ever read.’ InStyle.

‘Bristling with black humor, Bussmann’s dispatches from the country relate a damning tale of self-serving politicians, an incompetent military and ineffective aid agencies. A book that would do a veteran war correspondent proud’ Hot Press Ireland, top non-fiction choices for 2009.

‘Heat magazine meets South Park goes to Uganda… dark but also light, ribald, entirely inappropriately f*cking hilarious and absolutely gut-wrenching. Best, most sneakily subversive medium for a hectically important message I’ve seen. Must-read’  Lauren Beukes, BOOK South Africa



This entry was posted on January 13, 2011 by in Writer's Blog.
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