The last few months haven’t been extremely easy for our country. In fact, the world has faced challenges as a result of the ongoing battle against the Covid-19. During these times more than ever, we need the absolute best medicine to help us get by. And no I’m not talking about the vaccine (although we encourage as many people as possible to jab!)
I’m talking about Laughter! The kind of medicine whose side effects you never have to worry about. Comedy Central have decided to offer us a huge dose of laughter with the launch of their new Comedy Central EP which has already gone viral across the country.
This week we spoke to Priddy Ugly, who lent his rap skills to the EP alongside Robot Boii, and a host of hilarious collaborators. Believe it or not, the skilled wordsmith proved he had a funny bone in him with the release of their video.
Priddy Ugly is Priddy Funny
Welcome to Moziak, Priddy Ugly how are you doing today?
The fact that I’m alive & blessed disregards any negative feeling I may have, so I’m good thank you for asking.
Hope you are too.
We are familiar with your music but this project is a little different. How did you react when Comedy Central approached you for this campaign?
Robot Boii approached me about it & I know him personally, he’s a good guy, hard working & driven – so I’ll co-sign anything he brings my way because I know he has mine & my family’s best interests at heart.
I thought it was cool that Comedy Central was tapping into the culture in that way, bringing together acts from different fields of entertainment that otherwise wouldn’t collaborate in the manner which they did.
Initially, I was very busy & thought I wouldn’t be able to be part of the project due to other commitments that I had when I was asked to be a part of it, but we were able to make a way & Robot Boii came over to my studio & we worked on the song over 2 hours & it already had the room vibing & cracking up at the lines on the song – so we knew people would enjoy it.
Music can heal, laughter can heal… When combined, does the healing double?
I definitely think so, & even if it doesn’t heal entirely – the joy & euphoria one experiences is that moment can distract them from their problems, & give them refueled energy to go out there & tackle some of the things their affected by.
Laughter is contagious, positive energy is infectious & everybody listens to music irrespective of the genre.
Have you ever considered yourself a funny person?
Not really, but my friends & my partner have often told me that I am without really trying, whether it’s in my facial expressions, my commentary or how I react to real life situations.
Who is the funniest between Robot Boii and Mashabela?
I really don’t like comparing artists, I think they both relate to their respective audiences & cultures.
Mashabela is Pedi speaking, so I’m sure people who understand the language will find him funnier than some people who don’t speak the language.
Robot Boii is Zulu speaking & does most of his comedy skits in English, also his online presence results in him being more relatable to a youthful audience. They’re both very necessary.
We know you can write rhymes, but would you be able to write a comedy set?
I think comedy is funnier when it’s actual comedians doing the writing & the comedy. I can however maybe co-write a script or help produce & direct a comedy show.
Have you heard the other songs on the comedy Central EP? Which one is your favourite?
I have & I thought ‘Let me fill your holes’ with Schalk Bezuidenhout x Peach ft. Donald & Kurt Darren was quite funny.