He deserves the man of the moment tag owing to his hillarious jokes circulating via social media both locally and abroad. His jokes are just irresistible and it appears he has managed to win the hearts of many with popular Zim Asset comic texts while his popular”Zvinombofamba sei” chant has become a hit with many. H-Metro’s Rest Mutore managed to get hold of this comedian Uncle Richie and he opened up on his creative edge.
RM: How are you Uncle Richie
UR: I am great brother, but ah wotonzwa munhu achikutsvaga hanzi HMetro achitokuti saka unozvifambisa sei wobva watoshaya kuti zvinhu zvacho zvinombofamba sei( laughs)
RM: You are the man with the comical voice over and text about “ZIMASSET” and “zvinombfambasei” clips circulating via smarphones and social media?
UR: Yes, I throw a joke every week whenever I come across hillarious stuff or a topic that has created much attention in society.
RM: But it seems as if most of them are dry Jokes
UR: Yes that is how I do my things. Comedy is my passion so I just do things that make people laugh. If you look at Zim Asset and the attention it generated; it came into my mind that I should do something.
RM: So you are a stand up comedian?
UR: Yes though I am yet to take it seriously because of other commitments.
RM: Are people aware that you are behind these Jokes.
UR: A few who are close to me and I am glad that the public will now know.
RM: Did you expect that your jokes will have such an impact.
UR: I expected a good response, because I even enjoy it when I am recording or writing them. But to be frank the response is now overwhelming, the Jokes have made a lot of noise zvekuti unobva watoshaya kuti zvirikufamba sei, the idea is just to make people laugh.
RM: Why do you think it’s so important to laugh?
UR: Laughter is one thing we can all share, I also feel the world should keep on laughing regardless of the challenges one might be going through. In short, laughing is very important as it makes you forget about your problems.
|One of Matimba's posters|