Churchill Show creative director Victor Ber has responded to claims of frustrating Churchill Show artistes.
Last week, comedian Zainabu Zeddy made allegations that Ber was notorious for frustrating comedians leading them to depression and even death.
Speaking to Nation, Ber dismissed the claims saying that he has helped a lot of comedians, but who later turn against him and leave the show after the fame and endorsements.
“I am a gatekeeper and I do no break any one’s dreams. I go looking for talent in the streets but things change when they (comedians) become big shots,” Ber told Nation.
“They forget that when they walked away from the show, a chance opened for someone else and they cannot come back because their space has already been taken,” he added.
Ber also said he did not understand why Comedian Zeddy shared the allegations online, further reading malice in her allegations, saying that someone was pushing her to attack him.
“Since she wrote those things, I tried to keep it to myself, but she kept posting more and more and it wasn’t until Wednesday that I picked up my phone and texted her,” he said.
“She called me back and talked for half an hour. I know her very well and when you watch the videos, she cannot edit the way they have been edited,” Ber added.
On comedian Joseph Musyoki Kivindu, alias Kasee’s death, Ber said it is painful for Zeddy to accuse him of causing his death, while the autopsy showed he died from poison.
“When people say I have killed him, yet the autopsy showed that it was poison, it hurts and that is why I called Zeddy. After our talk, she agreed to delete everything she had shared online,” he said.
Zeddy had accused Ber of frequently frustrating comedians especially during auditions.
“Here is the guy behind the artists’ woes @VictorBer24 creative director at Churchill Show “Depression maker”. If you have been to Churchill Show auditions, you know this guy. He will criticise you with his tough words,” she said.
“For those who do not know, for you to perform at Churchill you must go for rehearsals for three days and Ber will not tell you he did not feel your jokes. He is going to make sure you rehearse up to the show recording day. Two hours before the recording, he releases the program of those who will be performing and you realise your name is not in the list,” Zeddy added.
Ber is married to another popular comedian, Carolyne Wanjiku, alias Teacher Wanjiku.
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