First, comedian Joseph Opio transited from Kampala to New York and he took it in stride. However, appearing in The New York Times after a debut appearance in The Kampala Sun has made him go crazy.
Early this week, Opio and a new tag team of script writers working for Trevor Noah on The Daily Show received glowing reviews in the current issue of the NY times a week to the premier of their first show. Opio made a meal of it.
“LOOK MOM, I MADE IT INTO THE NEW YORK TIMES,” he wrote. Opio went on to describe it as that “surreal, somebody-pinch-me-now” moment when you wake up to find your name mentioned in The New York Times. Hey, who knows, maybe if I keep working hard, I’ll one day get mentioned in that most August of publications — Playboy Magazine,” he joked.
Opio left in August to start working on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on an eye-popping contract estimated at sh1.5b a year. The lawyer-turned comedian was former Urban TV presenter with Vision Group.