Biography Intro: Ayo Richard Makun, AY is a multi-talented, multi-award winning Standup comedian, and one of the most successful comic acts Nigeria has produced.
NAME: Ayo Richard Makun
DATE OF BIRTH: August 19
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ondo state
MARRIED TO: Mabel Makun
OCCUPATION: Multi-talented, multi-award winning Standup comedian
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: As a literary offshoot of his creative overflow, AY wrote the column, Going AY-Wire as a guest columnist with The Sun Newspapers, (Nigeria’s most circulated National Daily) and also wrote another monthly column titled Jokes Apart in Gbenga Adeyinka’s monthly comedy journal, Laffmatazz. The multi-talented comedian also presented The AY Live on The Morning Drive every Friday from 6am to 10am on Rhythm 93.7 FM, Lagos.
AY has become the ‘father’ of many upcoming acts and established acts that are doing well in the industry, through the monthly AY’s Open Mic Challenge that held every third Sunday, at The National Theatre and later at The marquee of Federal Palace Hotels and Casinos, Lagos.
The AY Show, arguably the best Comedy Show on Nigeria TV, shows on many terrestrial television stations across the country including Africa Magic, winning BEST TV COMEDY SHOW in 2008, and has from its onset become a must watch for its teeming fan base.
The AY brand also publishes Nigeria’s first comedy magazine, and he hosts (across the country, too) the usually out-sold comedy and music concerts, AY Live.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – Diamond Awards for Comedy
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – Mode Men of the Year Awards
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – MBG Abuja Merit Awards
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – Arsenal Award for Excellence
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – TEENS FAVOURITE
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – National Daily Awards