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Queen Sono moers the dudes

The spy drama with its kick-ass heroine Queen Sono shows the continent in a new light

The Bantu Hour – Back with a difference

Though it's not rooted in political satire, The Bantu Hour is like a much-needed facelift to a sagging SABC local late night talk show scene.

Jittery Citizens: Popular gigs of unscripted gags

The group Jittery Citizens hopes to establish a solid improvisational comedy scene in South Africa with their unconventional comedy.

Don’t Miss This: June 19 – 25

From Loyiso Gola's live show to the State Theatre's Youth Expression Festival, we've rounded up this week's not-to-be-missed events.

Loyiso Gola takes his comedy to the next level

Loyiso Gola chats about the role of his comedy and how it feels to score a spot on an Aussie talk show.

LNN, Trevor Noah to boost SA comedy globally

From the satirical news show being nominated for an Emmy to Trevor Noah joining The Daily Show, SA comedy has more reason to celebrate.

Simmi Areff is SA’s cup of tea

The funnyman may have irked Muslim ?authorities but his take on a world outside ?the corner shop has the nation in stitches.

M&G Hangout: Loyiso Gola – ‘we try be as funny as possible’

Loyiso Gola, the face of Late Night News, talks to us about satire and being nominated for an international Emmy award.

M&G Hangout: Loyiso Gola talks ‘Late Night News’

What does it take for a local comedy show to get an Emmy nomination? Join us on Friday as we put the question to "Late Night News" host Loyiso Gola.

‘Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola’ nominated for an Emmy

Spanning 19 countries, nominees for the 41st International Emmy awards have been announced and include two shows from SA: "Masterchef SA" and "LNN".

Serious! The news is a joke

When 24-hour news channel ANN7 took on Late Night News in the comedy category, the show's writers found they suddenly had? serious competition.

From Trevor Noah to Loyiso Gola: The country is cracking up

There's a new form of nation-building in town and the new generation of comedians is laughing all the way to the bank.

From small screen to silver screen in 2012

Akin Omotoso, Loyiso Gola and others share their favourite film and television highlights from 2012.

Freedom vs dignity in art debate

How far can artists go in satirising or sending up the powerful? Nickolaus Bauer reports on different value clashes over Brett Murray's 'The Spear'.

Late night laughs catch on

Loyiso Gola's satirical news show makes politics funny again and is a surprising hit with audiences and critics.

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