THE RWANDAN comedy industry, like other sectors in Rwandan entertainment is growing at a high rate, basing on the number of people that attend the comedy shows and the fees they pay to be in those shows. During the lockdown, Rwandan comedy took a different turn with comedians resorting to social media to connect with their audiences. When public activities resumed at the end of last year, comedy is among the many other sectors that are progressing and entertaining its fans around the country. In an interview with The New Times after the comedy show on Sunday, September 25, Arthur Nkusi the CEO and founder of Arthur Nation that organises Seka Live Show said that they appreciate the love that Rwandans are showing to Rwandan comedians and the comedy industry in general. “Today’s (Sunday) show is an indication that Rwandan comedy is taking over, because there was a heavy downpour during show time. Before the show begun we wondered if people will be able to reach here, but we were surprised by the numbers we saw here,” Nkusi said. Arthur Nkusi explained the difficulties and the hard times that Rwandan stand-up comedy went through during the Covid-19 lock downs. “The last two years there was no stand-up comedy in Rwanda at all, but we understand the fact that we were fighting the pandemic which even still exists around the world” Nkusi said. He went on to say that “Seka Live is a sign that the Rwandan comedy is back and stronger than it has ever been, we’re on the right track we just need to be consistent.” Nkusi urged private investors and companies to invest their money in comedy assuring them that there will be no regrets if they do it with love and passion for comedy.