2021-05-12

Legendary Comedians join rising stars on Comedy Central

Legendary Comedians join rising stars on Comedy Central

Legendary Comedians Tumi Morake, Nina Hastie, Trevor Gumbi, Nik Rabinowitz join rising stars Tyson Ngubeni, Farieda Metsileng and more on Comedy Central

Season 2 of SAFTA nominated Comedy Central Live at the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar Returns



Johannesburg, 11 May 2021: The home of 24-hour Comedy in Africa, Comedy Central in partnership with premium cider Savanna are set to make Monday night viewing laughter filled with the return of the SAFTA nominated series. Comedy Central Live at the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar is back and bigger than ever and is set to feature a star-studded line up of legendary South African comedians as well as some the most talented rising comics. Monday nights will never be the same and viewers can catch all the funny exclusively on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on Monday 17 May at 22:00 CAT.

The renewed Season 2 edition of the show will move away from the Sunday night slot to Monday evenings and fans can expect a star-studded line up which will be headlined by iconic comedians including the likes of Tumi Morake, Nina Hastie, Trevor Gumbi and Nik Rabinowitz amongst others. The show will also give a platform to rising comic stars lead by the talented Tyson Ngubeni, viral sensation and seasoned presenter Farieda Metsileng, the hilarious Sihle Vezi and Lurdes Laice to name a few.

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 has been nominated for Best Variety Show at the 2021 SAFTAs. Viewers can expect to see their favourite comedians headlining a segment in each episode that will focus on different themes ranging from love, to politics and lockdown. Each episode will also feature a performance from rising fan favourites performing a sketch act that fans will most certainly know and love.

Dillon Khan, Vice President for Comedy Central Africa commented, “The first season of Comedy Central Live at the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar outperformed our expectations and has affirmed the love South Africans have for local comedic talent. We look forward to another season filled with the funniest comedians entertaining the local crowd in a way only they can, and we are proud to be associated with Savanna, a firm industry and comedic talent champion for nearly three decades.”

Be sure to catch the premiere episode of Comedy Central Live at the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar exclusively on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on Monday 17 May at 22:00 CAT.

The rundown of all the comedians set to feature in this season of Comedy Central Live at the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar include:

Headliners:

  • Trevor Gumbi
  • Tumi Morake
  • Nik Rabinowitz
  • Siya Seya
  • Lazola Gola
  • Nina Hastie
  • Nonto R
  • Dillan Oliphant

Sketch Acts

  • Farieda Metsileng
  • Tyson Ngubeni
  • Sihle Vezi
  • Lurdes Laice
  • Conrad Koch and Chester Missing


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