One of Haiti's top comedians, Kako Bourjolly with a popular show Kako's Bingo Night, is one of the most popular Haitian actors on the comedy-club scene today.
He has been performing as a comedian for the last 20 years. He founded a comedy group troupe with three other comedians and in every public presentation, they performed at sold out.
By the time he had decided to devote all his time to comedy, Kako the demand for his presence at various show was in high gear
Kako Bourjolly admitted that the secret to his success in comedy is the amount of time he devotes in preparation. As he said in an interview recently, "you cannot expect to be consistently funny unless you put the time and effort into it.
Mwen pa repete tripotay se konsa koute Ak anpil atansyon.
Haitian society is often categorized with four basic parameters: economic, socio -occupational, education and political. It is a matriarchal society, although, the man has the ultimate control. A Haitian proverb says that "women are the central pillar of the family, of the community, and of the Haitian society in general. They comprise more than 75% of the informal work force, although their rights are often overlooked. In a family, the women are not only responsible for the children and the home; the economics seem to dictate them to earn a wage. Married women in Haiti were considered minors until 1979. 'Plasaj' is the most common marital relationship in lower-class communities, (although it is not legally accepted by the government). Under this relationship, the partners in a marriage enter into an agreement beforehand where the husband agrees to take responsibility to provide an earning and a house for the wife and the female partner agrees to undertake all household chores except the heavy ones. Several 'Plasaj' relationships are not uncommon and polygamy is accepted among males. Haitian society is no more stagnant as it was before. The country is continuously becoming urbanized. The weight of the past takes heavy toll on the daily lives of all Haitians. The country's legacy of slavery and colonization, corrupt leaders, tyrannical rulers, natural calamities all affect and have shaped Haitian society as it stands today.
Ou wè "Dan" sa gin anpil enpòtans nan bouch yon moun. Se sa ki fè ou pa janm jwe ak "Dan"
- Lè ke yon moun pa gin DAN, li vin DEPANDAN
- Lè ke se yon sel grin DAN ou ginyin, Li vini youn CUREDAN
- Lè ke ou manke DAN, ou vin DEPANDAN
- Lè ke yon moun ap pèdi DAN de tan an tan, ou vin PERDAN
- Lè ou pa vle pèdi DAN, ou vin PRUDAN
- Lè ke ou ape tann DAN an pou pouse, ou vin yon ATANDAN
- Lè ke DAN ap fè'w mal, ou vi ANMERDAN
- Lè ke ou gin DAN ni an wo, ni anba, ou gin DERANDAN
- Lè ke ou gin tout DAN nam bouch ou, ou vini PEDAN
- Lè ke ou ape kontwòle DAN nan bouch moun, ou se yon COMMANDAN
- DAN an ta rache, AN ATANDAN ou ape tann li pouce ou se yon PRETENDAN
Yon vye granmoun de 80 ane, manm Legliz, toudenkou genyen $1,000,000.00
Lòt manm legliz yo kwè que li dwe resevwa nouvèl la avèk prekosyon. Si li aprann toudenkou ke li nin yon milyonèr, Twòp pou kè li, li ka mouri.
Pastè a di: "Kite sa nan men m ' "Kote lajan an"? Li pran lajan an, li ale dam vye granmoun lan, li di: "Devine ki sa: ou genyen $ 1,000,000.00" (Li ap tann pou granmoun lan gen yon kè atak)
Vye granmoun nan di: "Nan laj mwen, pa gen anpil mwen kapab fè ak $1,000,000. Se poutèt sa, Mwen ap kite tout lajan an pou legliz la.
Pastè a te choke, li gen yon kriz kadyak e li mouri toudenkou
An 80 year old Church member suddently wan $1,000,000.00. The other church members think that the news needs to be told easily because if she learned that suddently became a millionnaire, Too much for her heart,she might die. The pastor said:"leave that to me" "Where is the Money?" He took the money, went over to the old lady and said:
- "Guess what: YOU WAN $1,000,000.00"(expecting for her to have a Heart Attack)
In Return; The old Lady said:
- "At my age, there is not much I can do with $1,000,000. Therefore, I am leaving the entire $1,000.000 to the Church". The pastor was shocked, had a sudden heart attack and dies
Here is a Haitian joke i received from a friend via facebook. I hope you will enjoy it
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Haitians normally do not speak real Creole, they speak in broken French. For a long time, St. Lucian Creole has been called "broken French". Henry Breen, who was a colonial mayor of Castries in the mid-nineteenth century, assessed it a jargon formed from the French, and composed of words, or rather sounds, adapted to the organs of speech in the black population. Most of the Creole lexicon is derived from French, with significant changes in pronunciation and morphology. Haitians love their Creole proverbs and folktales told in Creole; they say that Creole jokes are just not as humorous when put into English. There is something about Creole that tends to make the speaker more animated and the hearer more comfortable. Harold Courlander once produced a nice compilation of Haitian jokes. Haiti has a oral, non-literate culture. Most of its wisdom is oral. It has a tradition of proverbs, jokes, riddles and stories which people have been telling around the evening fire for centuries.
Wil Sylvince, a Haitian-American comedian, launched his career with hilarious tales of teenage angst, using frenetic gestures and facial expressions to provoke laughs.
His comic hero, Richard Pryor, inspired Sylvince to use Haitian family life as comic fodder. He connected with audiences on a universal level, his growing popularity leading to Comedy Cellar gigs, and tours with Damon Wayans.
He is now preparing a script for filming about a Haitian man in America, who dreams of becoming a fighter.
Here is a picture taking from the album Lea Kokoye - Maurice Sixto
The FMS has two main parts: one professional and the other is talent school. The professional school was started since its inception. It emphasizes on the basic and vocational training. Here, the children below the age of 16, attend primary school and receive lessons on reading, writing and mathematics. When they complete 16 years of age, get trained in carpentry, sewing, culinary arts and car repairing. Their educational training ends when they complete 24 years of age. If they want study further FMS pay for them. The talent school has four programs: dance, music, soccer and theatre. It accommodates around 450 'restavek' children in the Carrefour area, who are eligible to take part in the professional school programs. The FMS help to build their careers and makes life meaningful.
Foyer Maurice Sixto is a school named after the famous sociologist Maurice Sixto where the school runs with a motto "all children are children and they have same and equal right. The school is located 30 miles west of Port-au-Prince in Carrefour, Haiti. It was founded in 1989 and invites "restavek children". "Restavek" are the children mainly come from the countryside families who cannot support their children send them to live in well off families in the towns who promise to offer them better lives and education in a city center but the children are often mistreated, forced to do manual labor, cooking, cleaning, and other household chores. The restavek children live here in an family environment. They are offered free food, education and professional training.
Maurice Alfrédo Sixto is affectionately called Moy. He was born in Gonaives, Haiti on 23 May 1919. He is unquestionably the biggest name in Haitian literature with many other interchangeable characters like, sociologist, storyteller, revolutionary, humorist and moralist. His literary talent is often compared with other world classes such as Shakespeare, Moliere, Bill Cosby, Achebe, Dostoevsky and Victor Hugo.
Here is a picture of Jean-Claude Joseph, aka Papa Pye, King of Haitian Comedy and Roland Berthold. Papa Pye who sometimes refers to himself as Father Peter was born in Petion-Ville but also lived in Bas-Peu-Chose and Carrefour
His popularity started in the 1980s when he starred in the popular comedy series "La Vie Nan Bouk La". This series was loved by many and displayed the high talent of the actor Jean-Claude Joseph as well as many who performed in the show.
From the series, Papa Pye, AKA Jean-Claude Joseph moved onto a successful film career. He starred in over 20 movies. He is a train karate instructor, having achieved his black belt.