He is known by many for his fresh and creative jokes. He always leaves us in stitches whenever he graces the screen. But did you know that Churchill Show’s MC Jessy is an orphan?
The award-winning comedian, recently spoke about his life while growing up and its a sad one. In an interview on Talk Central, MC Jessy revealed that he was orphaned at a young age and the worst part is when he lost his mother.
My father passed on a long time ago, I never lived with my father for long. I saw him 3 times in my life. I grew up with my mum after my father passed on, I was in Embu County School. During the KCPE rehearsals my mother passed on, KCPE exams were on Tuesday my mum passed on that Monday. I sat for exams then that Friday I went to Meru and we buried her on Saturday. KCPE for me was a sad time.
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MC Jessy, who recently won two awards Best Performance in TV Comedy’ and ‘Best Host In a TV Show at this year’s Kalasha Awards added that:
She was the breadwinner, I came from a very humble background. So when she passed on there was nobody to take care of me so I stayed in Meru. After the burial, I started living with my grandparents. I passed my exams but I stayed home for one year after the results as I didn’t have anyone to take me to school. I used to farm tomatoes, sukumawiki, we would get a little money. And then I used to dry tobacco that was taken to Marsabit for sale.
The witty comedian’s aunt (his mother’s sister) took him to secondary school and after completing form four, he moved to Nairobi. MC Jessy narrated how life became unbearable for him while in the city and at a point, he slept in mitumba stalls for a month because he had nowhere to sleep.
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The comedian did not give up and he revealed how he would go to the Kenyan National Theatre daily for various auditions hoping to secure a job.
He even auditioned for Churchill Show first edition but failed and almost gave up only for him to meet Godfather of Kenyan laugh industry, Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill. Jessy revealed that he met Churchill in the washroom and that’s how they started talking and the rest is history.
I still love toilets, today,’ MC Jessy joked.