Nigeria and the Irony of Laughter

In the world of comedy, exaggeration and caricature are the most employed devices comedians use to trigger laughter from the audience. To deliver a joke bare, raw and unequivocal is to take the risk of being greeted by stern unsmiling faces trying to decipher the punchline of the joke. Seriousness is an outlaw — a lost shadow, in the dramatic spheres of comedy with the titter, belly laugh, and the various forms of laughter that accompany the jokes.

Nigeria, a behemoth of oppression, abuse, and an extremely incompetent government, in an abiding irony, seems…

Fortune Amorson

Writer and Critic.

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