Paul Kimani Njoroge also known as MCA Tricky is a well known comedian both locally and internationally through the funny jokes he makes while performing and entertaining audiences.
The 26-year-old celebrated comedian whose inspiration comes from the life on the street says he went to the street as a hustler and not as a street boy as people and bloggers put it.
The celebrated comedian was born in Makindu, Makini and was bred there partially but the rest of his childhood days were spent in Nairobi.
“Growing up, I had a normal upbringing just any other kid in the hood and faced the same challenges just like other children,” he explained.
“Being in the street was not my intention. I was there as a hustler because everyone is out to make money including those who are in offices; we are all hustling,” the comedian said. MCA Tricky used to make jokes with his close friends.
What he did not know was that he was being comical. “With time I realized how I could easily make people laugh and from there, I started comedy actively,” he stated.
His breakthrough came when he performed on Churchill Show. After people got to know him for his talent. “Back then no one knew I existed,” he joked.
MCA Tricky does not only eke a living from comedy but also has other ventures that pay his bills. He says it is risky to only depend on one job and having many gigs is a great safety net.
Tricky described the comedy industry as a business venture and not just comedy as people call it.
“Comedy is a business field because we earn a living from. We pay bills by entertaining people,” he said “I do not have the explicit right to make my audience laugh at my jokes all the times so in case they fail to laugh at the jokes, I do not get upset,” he said adding that it only disappoints him when he feels disrespected by people.
When Tricky was charting his path of venturing into the world of comedy, he had prepared his parents and family.
“I used to tease them by telling them that one day I will be a great comedian. I told my family about my dream of becoming a comedian and so when I got into the comedy, they were okay with it,” he stated.
He attests to having great family support as an integral part of his career. “Back at home, I am made fun of because of the love they have for me.”
The comedian has a routine and schedule to ensure things move smoothly. “I am very careful with how I use my time well and I have a team that helps me,” he says.
MCA Tricky said that the abbreviation MCA is a word which represents so many things in the society. “I represent a normal hustler but I use comedy to connect to people of all kinds.
It could be a certain thing or people and I am happy about that when I represent especially the youth who are working hard to map out their paths in life,” he explained. He hopes to host a tour for the upcoming young talented comedians.
“I hope to mentor them and teach them how the industry works today. No one should force themselves onto career paths that they are not passionate about but instead go after their dreams.” He sums up by advising young people to reflect and listen to their hearts.