Giveaway: Win double tickets to see comedian Joey Rasdien

The Comedy Central Presents gigs have become a must-see on South Africa’s stand-up circuit. This time around comedy heavyweight Joey Rasdien is headliner. Rasdien (@JoeyRasdien) was right there as post-Apartheid South Africa first learned to laugh at itself. As part of the collective of comedians behind the groundbreaking sketch show The Pure Monate Show, Rasdien and comedians such as David Kau and Kagiso Lediga found the funny in a changing […]

 

Does Trevor Noah Care About African-Americans? (+ Video)

Trevor Noah, the young South African comedian who has built his stock in trade on telling uncomfortable jokes about race, was great on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week. If I want to tell someone I admire them, but then slap them afterwards, like he did, this would be my time to do it. He made us laugh, and he made us proud. He almost didn’t embarrass us. […]

 

Get to Know: South African Comedian and TV Personality Loyiso Gola

Critics lamented the lack of satire on South African television, while nostalgics continued to hope for the return of the short-lived cult comedy series, the Pure Monate Show. And then along came Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. A veteran before the age of thirty, Gola’s satirical bulletin had South Africans laughing at the antics of local and international politicians. In between the laughs there were also aha moments as […]