Patrick Idringi “Salvado” a father of two, is the second last born of a family of eight born and raised by parents Mr. and Mrs. Dawa Lawrence in Kampala. Patrick, also known as the funny boy in his childhood days, had quite an interesting but not easy childhood which was defined by early hustle supporting the parents especially the mother in selling fruits and vegetables in the market to make ends meet. Despite the uneasy upbringing and challenges along the way most notably the death of his role model brother in 2001, Salvado with the inspiration of his parents has turned out to be one of the most sought after Comedians and MCs on the continent.
In high school, Salvado’s dream was to become an Engineer, a dream he came to achieve after attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the prestigious Makerere University in Uganda. His passion for Engineering was so intense that it saw him employed as a temporally staff in his third year in University at one of the biggest Telecommunications Companies in Uganda as a Tech support a position that was made permanent and adjusted to Switch Engineer on completion of his Degree. Being a very ambitious person, Salvado got bored of the routine work as an Engineer over the years and sought a new challenge. And in 2009 this challenge presented itself inform of a reality comedy competition by Multichoice Africa dubbed ‘Standup Uganda’ where he took part and emerged second.
This was the beginning of Salvado’s amazing career that saw him Co-found and Direct arguably the best Standup Comedy group in the country that was disbanded in 2012 as individual members went Solo, In 2011, Salvado was hired on the number one radio station in the country 91.3. Capital Fm doing the Overdrive show that won a number of accolades during his time there accompanied by many corporate MCing gigs. Salvado resigned from his radio Job to concentrate on his ever increasing comedy shows in the country that saw him perform locally with fellow comedians Kenneth Kimuli aka Pablo, Alex Muhangi, Daniel Omara, Anne Kansiime and many others and Internationally, hosting mega concerts of international artists like Sean Paul, Beenie man, Konshens, Alain, Chaka Demus and Pliers, James Ingram, Busy Signal, Sean Kingston, Shaggy and so many others. Salvado has performed all over the World but most especially on the continent of Africa becoming the first Ugandan and non Nigerian Comedian in 2013 to perform in over 10 states in Nigeria at the Glo Laffta Fest comedy tour where he has become an annual integral part of the tour, Other notable shows that Salvado has performed in are Night of 1000 Laughs in Kenya and Nigeria 2013,2014 and 2015, Night of 1001 Laughs in Ghana 2014 and 2015, Kings of Comedy Kigali 2013 & 2014 Funny Fellaz Tanzania 2016, Gaborone International Music and Culture Festival Botswana 2016, Presidents of Laughfrica Malawi 2015, Glo CAF Awards 2015, Standup Africa South Africa 2014, Lord of the Ribs Nigeria 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, The Salvado One man show in Bahrain, One Africa Global Comedy Fest in Dubai;Johannesburg international Comedy festival and the Comedy Central international Comedy festival south Africa 2015, Multichoice showcase Mauritius 2015 and 2016, The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2016, and many more.