Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola

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Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola
Late Nite News logo.jpg
Genre Comedy, news satire
Created by Loyiso Gola
Kagiso Lediga, Tamsin Andersson
Directed by Kagiso Lediga
Presented by Loyiso Gola
Starring
  • David Kibuuka
  • Conrad Koch
  • Daniel Friedman
  • Tats Nkonzo
  • Tol A$$ Mo
  • Ntosh Madlingozi
Country of origin South Africa
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 11 (as of 2014)[1]
Production
Executive producer(s) Tamsin Andersson, Kagiso Lediga, Loyiso Gola
Producer(s) Tamsin Andersson
Location(s) Johannesburg
Cinematography Boitomelo Moroka
Editor(s) David Rypstra; Marc De Montbron
Running time 23 minutes[2]
Production company(s) Diprente
Release
Original network e.tv, eNCA[1]
Original release 29 September 2010 (2010-09-29)[1]
External links
Late Nite News – eNCA
Late Nite News – Diprente

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (Late Nite News or LNN) is a South African late-night satirical news television series that airs weekly on e.tv and eNCA.[3][4] The show featuring a variety of local stand-up comedians was created by comedians Loyiso Gola and Kagiso Lediga and Producer Tamsin Andersson and launched in 2010.[4][5][6] It is a collaboration between private broadcaster eNCA and production company Diprente.[7]

Format, cast and crew[edit]

Gola in 2011

LNN is anchored by Gola,[3] who was born in the Cape Town township of Gugulethu in 1983,[8][9] and directed by Kagiso Lediga,[6][10] who was born in the Pretoria township of Atteridgeville in 1978.[11][12] The show is produced by Tamsin Andersson,[3] Regulars appearing on the show include Ugandan-born comedian David Kibuuka in the role of foreign correspondent,[4][13] and political commentator Chester Missing, who is a puppet handled by ventriloquist Conrad Koch.[3][14][15] Musical comedian Deep Fried Man collaborates with guest artists performing the "Morale Index", a musical version of the high and low points of the week's news.[16][17] Comical headlines appear on a scrolling news ticker during the show.[2][18]

LNN predominantly provides humorous commentary by young black South African comedians on the lack of progress in the country despite the anti-apartheid struggle.[6][9][14] The LNN team consider themselves to be politically objective;[18][19] their motto is to "speak truth to power and make fun of everyone equally".[10] Gola told the Daily Sun the show reflects his views on current issues.[20] He says he wants to encourage people to take an interest in politics and question the status quo.[4][18][19] In an interview for the Daily Maverick, Gola says: "We as a country have to think of our own creative ways to get out of the situation we're in."[21] Men's Health describes Gola as "a genuine thinker masquerading as a fool and the reluctant voice of a cynical generation".[19] Gola and Kibuuka have publicly thanked President Jacob Zuma and former African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema for supplying them with comedy material.[7][22]

Reception[edit]

LNN has been compared to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart by the local and international media.[17][23][24] Commenting on the comparison, local comedian Riaad Moosa says about Gola's performance: "There's a young hipness to the way he does it; Jon Stewart is more of a comedic newsman. Loyiso is a bit more flippant."[25] LNN was nominated for an International Emmy Award for best comedy series in 2013,[3][7][26] and again in 2014.[27]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c d Brodie, Nechama (21 December 2010). "Late night laughs catch on". Mail & Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Pritchard, Cat. "Loyiso Gola – Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2012". Mail & Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Smith, David (11 January 2013). "From Trevor Noah to Loyiso Gola: The country is cracking up". Mail & Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Williams, Murray (8 October 2013). "Emmy nods for Late Nite News, MasterChef". Cape Argus. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Gola's the hottest ticket in town". Cape Times. 21 November 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Musila, Grace A. (2014). "Laughing at the Rainbow's Cracks". In Obadare, Ebenezer; Willems, Wendy. Civic Agency in Africa: Arts of Resistance in the 21st Century. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer Ltd. pp. 147–166. ISBN 9781847010865. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Sosibo, Kwanele (13 September 2013). "Serious! The news is a joke". Mail & Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kagiso Lediga". Comedy Central Africa. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Wit and wisdom from Lediga". The City of Johannesburg. 31 January 2012. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  13. ^ Marshall, Rhodé (16 August 2013). "David Kibuuka: Tripping the late-night limelight". Mail & Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Nicolson, Greg (26 December 2012). "Q&A: The man behind Chester Missing". Daily Maverick. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Sosibo, Kwanele (10 May 2013). "Conrad Koch gets it off his Chester". Mail & Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  16. ^ Isaacs, Alex (1 August 2014). "A quickie with Deep Fried man ahead of Savanna Comic's Choice Awards". Channel24. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Marx, Willem (30 March 2012). "From Around the World, Your Fake News". Businessweek. Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c Vomo, Munyaradzi (27 September 2010). "It's the news, but not as you know it". Daily News. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c Schutters, Lindsey (19 June 2014). "Loyiso Gola Pulls No Punches". Men's Health. Rodale Inc. Archived from the original on 4 July 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  20. ^ Mthombeni, Mamorena (30 September 2010). "Let's laugh instead of cry ..." Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  21. ^ Nicolson, Greg (6 May 2013). "In profile: Loyiso Gola". Daily Maverick. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  22. ^ Huisman, Biénne (10 November 2013). "Loyiso Gola: Going back to his roots". City Press. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  23. ^ Toffoli, Hilary Prendini (18 June 2012). "Stand-up comedy". Financial Mail. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  24. ^ Davis, Rebecca (17 December 2012). "Hayibo: End of an era". Daily Maverick. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  25. ^ Smith, David (26 August 2012). "New Africa: the doctor who became a standup comedian". The Observer. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  26. ^ "The International Emmy Almanac Winners Edition 2013–2014". World Screen. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  27. ^ Gans, Charles J. (13 October 2014). "Britain leads International Emmy nominations with 6, including best actor, actress". CTV News. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "2014 SAFTAs – all the winners". SATV. 5 April 2014. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

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