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Before Stardom With… Shanks Comics – Checkout what happened before he went viral

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Before Stardom With… Shanks Comics - Checkout what happened before he went viral

Was being a comedian your childhood dream?

No, I didn’t know what I wanted to study but my dad advised me to study Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. I initially started loving the course but at a point, it became hard. Despite studying hard, I still got a C or D so I started doing a 30 seconds video or thereabout on Instagram that got between 100 and 300 views. I kept at it. I stopped after a few months to focus on school but now, I’m back at it.

How did you feel the first time you performed before an audience?

It was a standup comedy at the Pit Theatre in OAU. I don’t know who advised me to perform a standup comedy. On that day, I had thoroughly rehearsed my jokes and after I was done, the students began to taunt at me. It was crazy. I cried back to my hostel.

How did you get the stage name, Shank?

This explanation won’t make sense, even to me but then, people call me Shokan or so back in school. I saw a movie called Three Idiot and I loved it, I still do. One of the actors bore the name Ranchoddas Shalmandad Chandad and I don’t know how my friends nicknamed me that and rephrased it to “Shankoddas Shalmandad Chanchad.” Till now, everyone calls me Shank and I later added Comics to the name to make it “fresh.”

What’s the most interesting thing about the job?

It’s fun making people happy, this country is too hard.

What has changed about you?

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