LIME CIA Comedy series debut, a hit
The LIME CIA (Comedy, Improv, Animation) Comedy show's inaugural edition, recently held at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records, was a guaranteed hit, as it had the audience gasping for breath most of the night due to bouts of laughter. Hosted by LIME's brand ambassador, Donald 'Iceman' Anderson, the show had several performances including recording artiste D-Major, who delivered in his set.
Following D-Major's resounding performance, the audience was presented with The Iceman Chronicles CAKLE (Cartoon, Animation, 'Komedy', Laughter and Entertainment) animated series. The episode was of Iceman's encounter with former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson. The animated episode captivated the attention of the audience, as Patterson explained to Iceman, his take on Jamaica's present political system and the Tivoli Enquiry that is currently underway.
Up and coming comedian, Dufton 'Duffy' Shepherd, kicked off his set by explaining to the audience the illiteracy of dancehall music. He used entertainer Ding Dong's songs, Syvah and Shampoo, to stress his point.
"Ninety per cent of the song is 'Syvah, syvah, syvah, syvah,'" Shepherd explained, "And intermediately you will hear, "From Kingston" in the song then it's back to "syvah, syvah, syvah, syvah" Shepherd continued. This elicited strong cheers and laughter from the growing crowd.
His set was every engaging, due to the fact that he came off the main stage to interact with his audience.
Another featured act for the night was popular comedian Leighton Smith. Smith tore the house down with topics such as the Jamaican police, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller versus Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, as well as the stolen road sign.
According to Stephen Miller, sponsorship manager at LIME, comedy is growing in popularity in Jamaica and the company has a strong affinity with the entertainment segment.
"We have several brand ambassadors who are comedians and we realise the importance of this segment to entertainment overall. LIME is happy to be a part of this series and wishes the organisers continued success," Miller said.
The LIME CIA Comedy Show series will run until June 10, every Wednesday at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records at Marketplace.