With all the economic and social challenges currently facing the island last Tuesday, April 29th, the newly renovated Countryside Club playing host to the second season of Jamaica Mek Wi Laugh provided the perfect backdrop for many just wanting to escape their perils at least for one night and have a little or should we say a lot of laughter.
The live comedy series promoted by media mogul Lady Rennae saw hundreds of comedic loyalist and celebrities bee-lining into the Courtney Walsh Drive venue for a spectacular offering. The evening’s billing featured Dancehall star Demarco alongside comedic presentations from Leighton Smith, Twin of Twins and host Pretty Boy Floyd.
Kicking off the festivities at exactly 7pm, Floyd wasted no time getting the packed house charged, reeling off a bevy of jokes as laughter apexed during his narratives of a voluptuous female clad in a pink body hugging attire whom he likened to the town of ‘Buff Bay’ because of her God given assets, this was complimented by some skillful selections courtesy of Darkcide International’s Dj Sosick. Floyd’s light banter was followed by an energetic and fun-filled performance courtesy of Demarco singing hits like ‘Ride’, ‘I Love My Life’, Loyal, and Lazy Body to name a few. Demarco also used the opportunity to re-introduce Hotta Maestro as an artiste to the gathering.
During intermission patrons were treated to delectable delights at the inclusive buffet station, even though they were unaware the food almost never made it due to unforeseen circumstances resulting in one of the caterers transport being in an accident, nonetheless Lady Rennae and her team mitigated the situation well.
With stomachs filled it was onto the main comedic offerings with the introduction of Leighton Smith. Despite his reserved demeanor the very analytical Smith delivered a measured yet hilarious forty five minute set, skillfully maneuvering around various social issues; taking several jabs while adding his own comical twist to each scenario. Wrapping the evening’s proceedings multi-faceted entertainers Twin of Twins showed undoubtedly why they are a force to be reckoned with. Narratives interspersed with live skits saw them delving into a plethora of topics including the Mike Tyson and Robin Givens marriage; why some women and men make poor choices; the difference between uptown and garrison lifestyles; the political landscape and recent events surrounding incarcerated Dancehall star Vybz Kartel among a surfeit of other subject matters all to the delight of the very pleased humour-saturated audience.
Based on feedback from several patrons, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves receiving more than what could be considered their monies worth and awaits the next staging with bated breath. The event was sponsored by Yaadcorp, Prism Marketing Consultants, Friendleys Restaurant, Kingston Hireage, Armbands Plus, Pioneer Meat, G-Clamp Security, Grace Foods, Island Dairies, MDTV, Worldwide Novelties and National Bakery all of whom Lady Rennae thanked for their continued support.
In a statement to the media she added, “There is healing power in laughter and this event makes the healing affordable___ I invite Jamaica to come to the show and enjoy a great laugh”
Jamaica Mek Wi Laugh is a monthly event staged the last Tuesday of every month at the Countryside Club on Courtney Walsh Drive.