Last week on 20th July at the Comedy Store he added another repertoite to his style of jokes. He religiously attacked the Muslim faith and did a skit on why he would never join Islam.
In Mariachi’s estimation, Islam is a religion of “saving money” as men only occasionaly shave beards, ladies don’t plait their hair and the mosques never invest heavily in sound systems like their Born-Again counterparts as they (Muslims) only use a Public address speaker.
Although the skit left many in stitches, it left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Muslims and clerics last Friday hinted on it during their sermons . They gave the comedian an ultimatum to apologize or risk their wrath.
On Monday, Mariachi released a video where he issued a grovelling apology to all those he offended.
He isn’t the first to do so. More recently, comedians Reign and Maulana apologized to Buganda Kingdom over a distasteful joke. Before them, season actor Andrew Benon Kibuuka was forced to change his Muslim character of Hajji Bumali to Dube Ssempaata, after Muslims complained about misrepresentation.