Another SA star set to join Trevor Noah at The Daily Show.
The African contingent on Comedy Central’s flagship show The Daily Show continues to grow as it was announced that yet another local comedian, Loyiso Madinga is set to make his debut on the show.
The announcement was made on Thursday by the American cable network, revealing that host Trevor Noah has selected Madinga for topical segments for the African broadcast of the popular show.
“As wild as Donald Trump is for America, many countries around the world have Trumps of their own and since ‘The Daily Show’ is in many countries, we thought ‘why not give each country a chance to show off their stable geniuses?” said Noah.
Madinga will join Noah and Ugandan-born David Kibuuka who is one of the contributing writers on the show.
The 31-year old rose to fame in 2015 when he got his big TV break as a contestant on SA’s Got Talent. He had been performing in comedy clubs across the country prior to that, sharing the stage with some big international acts including Tom Segura.
Madinga is a regular on David Kau’s “Blacks Only” comedy tour and is no stranger to Noah as he has been a part of his “Nationwild” tour.
Internationally he has represented South Africa at the Montreaux Comedy Festival in Switzerland and Busan Comedy Festival in Korea.
Other TV shows he has appeared in include the two-time Emmy nominated satire show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola where he wrote and performed as well as Bantu Hour, hosted by veteran local comedian Kagiso Lediga.
“I am really excited to create a voice for local satire. What is really great is this places an authentic spotlight on local comedy and presents a reality that combats the stereotypical perception of Africa. Being part of the Daily Show, I get to join the best conversation in the world,” said Loyiso.
Madinga’s first segment in The Daily Show will air on Thursday, 11 January and he will be presenting a field report of the ANC Elective Conference.
It will be aired on Comedy Central (DSTV 122) at 21:30 local time.
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