One Posting Everyday

Former Fort McMurray resident brings his comedy skills residence

2 min read

Article content material

Though he grew up as a category clown in Fort McMurray, when Ola Dada graduated highschool, turning into a slapstick comedian was not on his radar. As a substitute, he was thinking about learning finance.

Article content material

This all modified one night time when he and his pals walked right into a comedy present at a pizza place. Though it wasn’t an open mic night time, Dada’s pals needed him to take the stage.

Article content material

The occasion organizer mentioned no, however later modified her thoughts. If every of Dada’s pals paid $15, she would let him take the stage for 3 minutes.

“So, I bought an opportunity to go up for the primary time,” mentioned the Nigerian-born comic.

The occasion organizer was impressed and commenced reserving Dada usually for performances.

Since then, Dada has gone on to make a reputation for himself within the Canadian comedy scene. He has appeared in a number of Only for Snigger festivals in Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto.

He additionally was a runner-up within the SiriusXM High Comedian Competitors, a semifinalist on Canada’s Obtained Expertise, and he appeared on CBC’s The New Wave of Stand Up.

Article content material

Fort McMurray’s Ola Dadda on stage. SUBMITTED.

“I’ve been very lucky to have folks take pleasure in my stuff,” mentioned Dada, whose comedy covers the whole lot from his profession as a monetary planner, the place he’s typically mistaken for “that Nigerian Prince out of your e mail,” to being an incognito fashionista.

Regardless of all his success, Dada has by no means taken his comedy again residence to Fort McMurray till now. He will probably be performing for the primary time at Bailey’s Pub on Nov. 10.

He’s trying ahead to reconnecting with previous pals and making them snort. Dada can also be hoping to find time for Cosmos Pizza, a favorite of his.

As for younger aspiring comics and artists in Fort McMurray, Dada has some recommendation.

“Attempt issues,” he mentioned. “Generally folks are likely to stray away from issues as a result of they worry not being good at it . . . however don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to attempt new issues since you by no means know what you’re going to love.”

Dada’s present in Fort McMurray is the final of a country-wide tour that has taken him from the east coast to the west.

Within the New 12 months, he will probably be releasing a comedy particular on YouTube.

Get the information in your inbox each Friday morning by signing up for our publication.

Share this text in your social community

Copyright © All rights reserved. | Newsphere by AF themes.