South Africa’s Queen of Comedy Tumi Morake will headline the season finale of hit comedy series Comedy Central Live at the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar. The star will be joined by talented comedians Nonto R, Tyson Ngubeni and Long John in what is expected to be a hilarious season finale. The SAFTA nominated show has transformed Monday night viewing featuring some of the country’s most legendary comedians and rising comic stars. Catch the finale only on Comedy Central Africa (DStv Channel 122) Monday 5 July at 22:00 CAT.
Holding it down by the bar this week we have Long John who opens up about being a Zimbabwean in South Africa. He teaches us a few things we didn’t know about the culture in his home country and touches on how South Africans do things differently. Our first headliner is the incredible Nonto R and in this episode, she is back with another set where she breaks down the meaning of “Hoistical state” and what happens when women go through it.
This week’s skit comes from the one and only actor and comedian, Tyson Ngubeni. He is an internet sensation, breaking boundaries in comedy and setting the tone for new-age satire. Leading us to the curtain call is the legendary Tumi Morake. She closes off this season with a banger of a set where she talks about people of faith and the power of prayer. She also touches on how dramatic some South Africans can be.
The innovative virtual comedy bar was developed during lockdown by Savanna as a means of supporting SA’s comedy industry during the level 5 lockdown. The brand joined forces with Comedy Central, being the global authority in comedy, which refined a ‘Comedy Central Live’ format, its first season in a virtual setting on TV in October of last year. The show was an instant hit and was nominated for Best Variety Show at the 2021 SAFTAs.
This season featured SA’s favourite comedians headlining a segment in each episode that focused on different themes ranging from love to politics and lockdown. Each episode featured a performance from rising fan favourites performing a sketch act that fans will most certainly know and love.
Be sure to catch the season finale of Comedy Central Live at the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar only on Comedy Central Africa (DStv Channel 122) Monday 5 July at 22:00 CAT.