Late night news

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 21 JANUARY -

men­tion late night news (2010-cur­rent) and peo­ple take no­tice. the lo­cal cur­rent af­fairs show with a twist has been around since septem­ber 2010 and has im­pres­sively man­aged to snag two emmy nom­i­na­tions in 2013 and 2014. the show’s known for its no-holds-barred ap­proach to pol­i­tics and news, but is there any­thing the king of lo­cal com­edy, loy­iso gola, won’t joke about? we find out from the man him­self.

do you some­times go into a show think­ing “per­haps i shouldn’t say this tonight”? some­times. the pro­duc­tion team and i have in­tense de­bates about what should make it onto the show. some­times i win the ar­gu­ment, some­times i don’t. there is a process: it takes about five days to make the show but as news changes con­stantly, changes to the show hap­pen all the time. which do you pre­fer: tv or stage? i pre­fer the stage be­cause it’s what i love more and it’s where i started. i’m a way bet­ter co­me­dian than tv pre­sen­ter. tele­vi­sion still makes me ner­vous. on the stage, i’m to­tally com­fort­able and con­fi­dent. so what are you like at home? i’m a bum. read­ing, soc­cer and be­ing on the in­ter­net is what i do at home. i never let cam­eras into my house. that’s the only pri­vate place i have. what tv shows are you watch­ing? i can watch soc­cer the whole time, quiz show qi with stephen fry (2003-cur­rent), myth­busters (2003-cur­rent) and louie (2010-cur­rent), which is on vuzu at the mo­ment. how has the team han­dled cast mem­ber ch­ester miss­ing’s re­cent dra­mas? we support him. he’s fight­ing a good fight and it’s in­cred­i­ble how he’s con­stantly man­aged to voice a bal­anced opin­ion. is there any­thing that you won’t joke about? there is no line – if the joke is in good taste and funny, then it’s open game. jokes will of­fend some­one – that’s just the na­ture of hu­mour. a lot of the time, hu­mour is at some­one’s ex­pense.

loy­iso gola’s struck it rich with his satir­i­cal news show.

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