Pieter-Dirk Uys review – South African satirist relives his apartheid clashes
Soho theatre, LondonUys delivers an engaging memoir about his life, from 1940s Cape Town to a regime-mocking drag actPart memoir, part nostalgia trip for white South Africans, Pieter-Dirk Uys’s new monologue is a world away from the arch satirical turns with which he made his – or rather... [Read More]
‘Nothing was off-limits’: Mark Thomas on his West Bank comedy club
When the activist-standup put on a comedy show in a refugee camp in Jenin, the jokes he heard were angry, funny – and radicalThe first time I went to Jenin was when we did the Walking the Wall project – to hike the length of Israel’s wall in the West Bank. When we started, I was hu... [Read More]
The Daily Show adds an African correspondent for overseas broadcasts
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will start feeling more local for African viewers tonight, as the Comedy Central series now has a South African correspondent to report on topical segments just for the African broadcasts of TDS. Loyiso Madinga, a stand-up comedian from South Africa, will file his fir... [Read More]
Just For Laughs is headed for South Africa in 2018
As South African comedians have begun making names for themselves in America, now Just For Laughs will be spreading its comedy festival brand to South Africa. JFL announced today during its 35th annual signature fest in Montreal that it’ll debut Just For Laughs Africa in 2018 in Durb... [Read More]
Episode #122: Loyiso Gola
Before we ever heard about Trevor Noah in America, Loyiso Gola was the star of his own Emmy-nominated TV satire in South Africa, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. He appeared in a PBS documentary in 2014 hosted by The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj called Stand Up Planet, and now in 2016, Gola is re... [Read More]
Episode #122: Loyiso Gola
Before we ever heard about Trevor Noah in America, Loyiso Gola was the star of his own Emmy-nominated TV satire in South Africa, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. He appeared in a PBS documentary in 2014 hosted by The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj called Stand Up Planet, and now in 2016, Gola is re... [Read More]
Episode #122: Loyiso Gola
Before we ever heard about Trevor Noah in America, Loyiso Gola was the star of his own Emmy-nominated TV satire in South Africa, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. He appeared in a PBS documentary in 2014 hosted by The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj called Stand Up Planet, and now in 2016, Gola is re... [Read More]
Episode #122: Loyiso Gola
Before we ever heard about Trevor Noah in America, Loyiso Gola was the star of his own Emmy-nominated TV satire in South Africa, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. He appeared in a PBS documentary in 2014 hosted by The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj called Stand Up Planet, and now in 2016, Gola is re... [Read More]
Trevor Noah’s Book ‘Born a Crime’ Is Out November 15th
Back in January, Daily Show host Trevor Noah signed on to write a book of personal essays about growing up in South Africa, and now the title, Born a Crime, and release date have been announced. Here’s an excerpt from the book’s description: Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from aparthe... [Read More]
Trevor Noah’s book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” coming soon
The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of a young man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Get ready for Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah is one of the comedy worl... [Read More]