South African stand-up comedian Loyiso Gola has joined Comedians of the World on Netflix on Wednesday. The show brings together 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages, for the stand-up comedy series.
The show, which was filmed in Montreal in Canada. Other local comedians featured on the show are Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa.
“I travel the world all the time to do stand-up. But the recognition is appreciated, especially being part of such a big global game-changer in terms of how we consume content,” – Loyiso Gola said.
The co-creator and former anchor of the late-night satirical TV news show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola describes his comedy style as “frank.”
“I usually describe my style as ‘the drunk uncle.’ That guy who says crazy stuff all the time. I pride myself on saying crazy things,” he adds.
“About 70% of the material is totally brand-new, and some of it was an expansion of older stuff that I hadn’t really done for the world yet.”
“Aside from talking about current affairs, it’s pretty much the same.”
“There are different ways to approach a joke. You have to understand what makes people laugh in the first place.”
“There’s a reason certain types of joke work really well, like the ‘three men walk into a bar’ structure,” he explains.
“It sets up your brain to think one way, and the third part of joke always has to be obscure. The first part of the joke takes the brain into a certain direction. So, the brain feels safe, and then ‘wham!’ the brain isn’t safe anymore. You can use this technique on your every day jokes.”
Loyiso said he is looking forward to watching Mae Martin from Britain and Australian comedian Urzila Carlson.
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.