He added that he is the one supposed to pay Churchill.
“I could not be known if he did not give me the platform to sell my name. He sold my name and it is very unfair when I see comedians saying they are being used by Churchill. You are not being used, they are using Churchill.”
In the past, some comedians alleged comedians were paid only if their art appeared on TV.
They claimed some comedians performed for months but their shows never aired, throwing them into a pool of depression.
Responding to the allegations during comedian Othuol’s burial, Churchill said he started the show to realise opportunities among the youth and not to oppress them.
“I’m not the government. I’m not funded by the government. I’m just a person who had a small dream and whose ambition was to change the lives of as many Kenyans as I could and make them realise their dreams,” he said.
The comedian said the government had shown minimal efforts to nurture and support young talents.
“Let me ask you, most of you have performed at high school drama festival, primary schools to the national level, and it ends up in State House. Have you asked yourself what happens to those talents? That is how most of the dreams die.”