By The Independent Team
One of Uganda’s leading comedians of Pablo Live says some people find him extremely hilarious, and others dead boring and annoying.
Pablo reveals why he lives each day like it is his last
How different is Kenneth Kimuli from Pablo?
There is a thin line between Pablo and Kenneth. Kenneth is the one who signs lawful documents, does research for Pablo. Pablo is the brand and the one who executes the work so that Kenneth gets bread.
Does Pablo also eat some bread?
No. Pablo is like the Caterpillar that makes the road and as soon as the road is done, it is not allowed to move on it because it might spoil the road.
You have two boys?
Yes, and that is the end of it. I am a big advocate of vasectomy and I think I should be part of it. My grandmother‘s method of family planning was that you cannot get pregnant when you are pregnant. She had 22 children.
When and were you happiest?
All the time – I believe that God had a good purpose to create this world but everything you see is meant to steal your happiness; be it money, a pretty woman, a good car – it steals your peace.
What is your current state of mind?
Open minded, making people happy, and the future of my children. I always look at the lighter side of serious things. For instance I think the Uganda Martyrs were killed because of their names. One said his name is Bazzekuketta (loosely meaning I have come to spy), another was called Buuzabalyawo (ask those who are there) may be Kabaka Mwanga wanted to shoot them but he had run out of bullets after hunting probably.
Which words do you over use?
Awesome, amazing, happiness is killing me.
If you were to die and come back, what would you be?
A squirrel is brilliant, peaceful, and the cleanest animal because it stays in the dirt but you never find it dirty. Unfortunately, I don’t know its life span.
What qualities do you admire in a man?
Honesty and integrity. In High School, one of my friends walked up to me and said he would not vote me as food prefect because my opponent asked for his vote first.
What qualities do you admire in a Woman?
One who celebrates her physical appearance regardless of what the public thinks, is assertive, speaks her mind, keeps to her business, and loves God more than any other. I found all these in my wife, Karen but we are total opposites. I think it would be easier to find the Missing Malaysian Plane than to make Karen laugh.
What virtue is overrated?
Wealth and Purity. Even Mother Theresa acknowledged that she had weaknesses and King Solomon, who was the richest, will tell you that all is vanity.
On what occasion do you lie?
In prompted situations to save somebody.
What is your greatest fear?
To see all that we have worked for in the comedy industry crumble in a blink of a moment.
What or who is the love of your life?
Jesus, it is by His grace I am alive and it’s in him I have my being.
What talent would you like to have?
Singing and playing football – it allows players to wear shorts and express your nakedness in front of a big audience.
Where would you like to live?
In heaven, but apart from that, I love being in theatre as long as I am the one carrying out the operation.
Most marked characteristic?
I love laughing.
What do you value in friends?
One who tells me the truth; I do not mind someone rebuking me with love.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Which books are you reading?
Bumper Joke Books, Steve Harvey’s Act like a Lady, Think like a Man, Nelson Mandela’s books, and people’s stories like Gordon Wavamunno’s.
Who is your favourite fictional character?
Kingo, the comic strip.
Which historical figure do you identify with?
Biblical is Joseph and the coat of many colours.
Heroes in real life?
I admire Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and his style of politics, Billy Graham and my maternal uncle, Robert Mushagara, who took me on from ten years to date despite my failures. He was and is the shock absorber in my life.
What is it that you most dislike?
Lying, the moment someone lies to me, it kills a certain part of my relationship with you.
The fact that my parents are not alive to see what I am today. My father and mother passed on in 1988 and 1993 respectively but it is God’s plan – maybe I would be a drug addict if they were alive.
What is your motto?
Happiness is killing me.
How do want to be remembered
As a man who changed people’s lives through clean humour.
What is your philosophy of life?
Live today like it’s your last day because you will one day live your last day.