Father to the late Churchill show comedian Othuol Othuol has today spoken for the first time and revealed that he was against his son’s comedy career.
In an interview on Tuko’s official Youtube channel, Peter Omondi, Othuol’s father, disclosed that he always felt like comedy was a lazy man’s career which he did not want his son participating in.
Due to his father being against his dream career, the late Othuol Othuol had to leave home in Nyanza unknowingly and go to Nairobi where he joined Churchill’s comedy group.
However, with time as his son’s popularity grew, the late Othuol Othuols’s said that he came to accept his chosen career.
Othuol’s new path and fame brought a lot of popularity in the family that his father had to always be careful wherever he went.
This fact gave Othuol’s father so much pride as he realised that he now had someone to answer to and protect his image.
Speaking about his son’s life, Peter Omondi said that Othuol’s passion for comedy began at a very early age.
He wished that he knew better to encourage his son’s passion instead of discouraging him. He was very proud that Othuol still forced himself to do what he loved.
“I didn’t want him to do comedy. I always thought comedy was for those who didn’t want to work hard. From that, I knew that you must identify your kid’s talent and be serious with it.” Othuol Othuol’s father.
The 56-year-old Peter, also talked about a side of Othuol Othuol that many people did not know about.
According to him, his son Othuol was a brilliant kid in school who would often be in the first position.
However, he would always turn the tables around and become last in his class in case his parents failed to acknowledge his efforts.
Othuol’s character was also very surprising to his father, as the late comedian always hang out with kids below his age and joke around a lot.
According to Peter, Othuol did not like being around his peers or older kids.