South African Comedian takes to Australian TV screens


Loyiso Gola To Win Over Overseas Crowd…


Mzanzi comedians are making waves across the globe, first it was Trevor Noah who took over the reigns from talk show giant Jon Stewart on one of America’s biggest late night shows. Today, is Loyiso Gola, who has now been cast as a correspondent on Australian satirical news show called “The Weekly with Charlie Pickering”.

Gola took to twitter with excitement, saying “Proud to announce that I will be cast for the Australian satirical news show called The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. Catch it on ABC”. It was with a feeling of patriotism when popular TV and Radio personality tweeted “Why are South African comedians so great?!! Congratulations @loyisogola!! What an achievement!! Wow!!”

Article Lead - wide986930031mivdzimage.related.articleLeadwide.729x410.1mrc0b.png1429770367053.jpg-620x349“The Weekly with Charlie Pickering” is billed as a news comedy show offering sarcastic commentary on newsmakers, politicians and other charlatans. It airs on Wednesdays on Australian ABC television channel and also features prolific comedians such as Tom Gleeson and Kitty Flanagan. In South Africa, Loyiso Gola hosts a show like this, called “Late Night News with Loyiso Gola (LNN)”. He hosts it with Ugandan comedian David Kibuuka, and it is aired on Wednesdays at 9.30 pm on eNCA and Thursday on eTV at 8pm.

Gola has had South Africans glued to their television screens for many years, leaving many in stitches each time he opens his mouth. He sure will make the Australians laugh, no doubt. His witty sense of humour is more than enough to send him off into global domination.

In June, Gola will be embarking on a national tour, in the attempt to win over the home crowd. We are expecting fresh material from Gola, based on the experiences and observations from his recent global travels.

Gola is looking forward to dominating the space, “I’m excited to be part of The Weekly show. It’s a great opportunity for me and shows that South African comedy is definitely on an international level,” says Gola.

Gola will be based in South Africa as a correspondent for The Weekly and possibly travel back and forth between Australia and South Africa to contribute to the show. His TV series, Late Night News will continue as per usual.