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Eric Omondi Biography, Comedian, Jokes, Salary and Girlfriend
Eric Omondi, the thin structured, mischievous and untamed funnyman is indubitably the most prolific of comedians that have sprung up thanks to Churchill’s tutelage – Churchill Show. He is a Kenyan comedian mostly known for his performance on Churchill Show. Eric was born in 1987 and he is the second born in a family of four siblings. He has featured in Churchill Show and he is also actively involved with peace programs especially during the campaign season. Eric Omondi, the thin structured, mischievous and untamed funnyman is indubitably the most prolific of comedians that have sprung up thanks to Churchill’s tutelage – Churchill Show.
Eric Omondi ComedianComedian Eric Omondi is one of the best comedians in the country and he goes to great lengths to be funny even if it means dressing up in a school girl’s uniform or flexing his non existent biceps on camera and was recently voted as amongst the top 10 Africa funniest Men, he is largely popular from his appearance on Churchill show.
Eric Omondi EducationEric Omondi attended Kondele Primary School and went to Kisumu Boys High School. It's in Kisumu Boys where his comedy skills thanks to his naturally talkative and never missed in the ‘noisemakers’ list. Whether he was absent or present, he would be on the list that got him into a sort of big trouble since anything he said came out as a joke. It was while in form three that he narrated some Indian movie he had watched to some classmates and it seemed enticing and more and more students converged around him as he narrated and imitated Indian accents and all the weird stuff. Unfortunately, the principal sneaked in and disguised himself among the students at the back but no one noticed. What followed was his parents were called to the school and he was caned in turns:- by his parents, the principal, and some teachers all got a piece of him. #Terrible_Experience.
Eric Omondi – UniversityOn moving to Nairobi and he joined Daystar University where he attained Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism after seven years (2003-2010) on the course which equivalent to one doing a medicine course. This was after enrolling and was required to pay Sh107,000 but only had Sh24,000, which he had made through fundraising where he registered and cleared the first semester and thereafter going back to Kisumu and stayed there for two years after an Unsuccessful return for his second semester.
Eric Omondi – ScholarshipOn joining Daystar, had joined Christian Fellowship and was nominated and elected as a vice-chairperson in absentia but was called and told what happened. The school resolved to recall him and had him apply for a scholarship which he eventually scooped and won the full scholarship in the university that helped him graduate from the University after seven years since he joined after undertaking and completing his pre-university and then doing his undergraduate degree in 2006 and graduating in 2010.
Eric Omondi Salary and NetworthMulti-Millionaire and comedian Eric Omondi is a true definition of a hustler;- emceeing, events, endorsement deals, product adverts like OLX, Own company, Radio presenter, TV Personality, Local and International comedian the guy has worked hard to be where he is today, being raked as amongst top respected comedians in Africa and most expensive. Nevertheless its all play and laughter till the bank account starts smiling when on a good day he can make Shs 0.75 Million. Having joined the entertainment industry he has managed to pile a hefty chunk of an estimated net worth of sh.30Million alias $350,000.
Eric Omondi HobbyEric unwinds by playing football and he is a die-hard fan supporter of Manchester United with a subconscious of pissing off Arsenal fans
Eric Omondi - The GeniusFor Eric Omondi, one of the biggest celebrity names synonymous with comedy in Kenya, the stand-up comedy stage has not only been a platform to continuously crack up Kenyans, but also a stepping stone to self-discovery and tremendous growth. As with any successful comedian who knows the value of correct timing, last year, Eric decided to leave the Churchill Show. The show is sort of the benchmark for any comedian eyeing the big league.
As one of the best comedians in Kenya, Eric Omondi has already “made it”; still, it wasn’t an easy thing to do. But it was a big decision that was going to further his journey in finding out what he wanted out of his career. With Daniel Ndambuki’s blessings, he left the nest and went to “fend for himself”
Eric Omondi’s big, favorite and an inspirational role model is Will Smith thanks to his traits and principles for being very humorous comedies and in movies, with Eric dream is to follow the same footsteps of doing Comedy and later start an acting career. #Quote In Life: Anything is possible
Experience to Remember For a LifetimeEric Omondi chalks down his two-week journalism career to the good old experience. Looking back, he realizes it did not come as easily or naturally to him like comedy.
Throughout university, Eric Omondi had been doing comedy. Apart from being the drama club chairman, he had also appointed himself the unofficial college MC and would do stand-up comedy whenever he got the chance. In 2006, he met Churchill (Daniel Ndambuki) who was doing Red Corner at the time. Like at any other event, he was the MC before Churchill got up to give a motivational speech.
It was at this point that Churchill discovered Omondi’s ability to make people laugh. He took his number and promised to get in touch with him, but since he took too long before communicating, Omondi gave up believing that Churchill would ever call. Two years later, and true to his word, Churchill made the call.
That was the beginning of Omondi’s rise to fame and success that saw him as a fan favorite on Churchill Live until his departure last year.
Bad IdeaJust a year after landing the Churchill Live show, lady luck once again smiled upon Omondi when he got the news that he would star in his own comedy show, Hawayu, on KTN. The show meant more money and higher status as one of Kenya’s leading comedians. That too, like his journalism career, was a moment of fleeting excitement as the show was canceled after one season due to poor ratings. All the criticism, both positive and negative, to him, just boils down to getting free opinions. His major disappointment, for now, is that there are no comedians like Churchill or Jalang’o who have turned their names into major brands and to further this displeasure is the fact that Kenyan comedy has been limited to tribal jokes.
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His craft has, however, taken him beyond Kenya, and he has held shows in the US, South Africa, and Nigeria. In March, BBC ranked him as the 9th funniest man in Africa on a list topped by Trevor Noah and Basketmouth. Although he has received help along the way to becoming one of the personalities that have played a role in shaping Kenyan comedy, he believes that he is a self-made man who made the best of every opportunity he got.
Even though he has been in the industry for a considerable time, with a firm grasp of how the trade works, Omondi is still hard on himself and expects nothing less than perfection from himself. “I shoot my own clips and I’m involved in the editing as well. There are so many unseen clips because if I don’t feel it’s good enough, it will never see the light of day. I’m my biggest critic. I do not need to spend money hiring a critic; Kenyans will do that for me,” he says. “All I need to do is log on to Twitter.” Now, Eric Omondi is specializing in doing one-hour solo specials that have proved to be a hit.
ConclusionOn the 15th of August, Omondi is slated to yet again take the stage in a one-man show dubbed Eric Omondi Untamed 5. The show is scheduled to take place at the Carnivore grounds. Before then, he will be the host of Comedy Night Live at the same venue with fellow comedians Dr. Ofweneke and Malawian funny man Daliso Chaponda.
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