Celebs and comics team up for Comedy Central’s new show, ‘Famous Last Words’

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Jeannie D will be trying her hand at stand-up comedy in the new show,’ Famous Last Words’, on Comedy Central. Photo: Supplied

WHAT do TV presenters Jeannie D and Khanyi Mbau, rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb; celebrity chef and MasterChef SA judge Benny Masekwameng; media personalities Kuli Roberts and John Robbie; Isidingo star Robert Whitehead and former Bafana Bafana player Mark Williams have in common?

They are all about to become stand-up comedians in Comedy Central’s new show Famous Last Words, which debuts on DStv channel 122 on Monday, August 14, at 9 pm. Continue reading

SAFTAS: all the winners

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Safta hosts Minnie Dlamini and Katlego Maboe.

THE much lauded Afrikaans feature film, Dis, Ek Anna, took home thee Golden Horns at the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) at the Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg at the weekend.

Dis Ek, Anna was named best feature film. It’s director Sara Blecher won best achievement in directing and Marius Weyers was named best supporting actor. Continue reading

Pearl Thusi and D’Banj to host Lip Sync Battle Africa

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South Africa’s Pearl Thusi and Nigerian music legend D’Banj will host Lip Sync Battle Africa, the first localised format of the multi-platform, pop-culture phenomenon to air on the continent.

The critically acclaimed and award-nominated Lip Sync Battle, originally created for Spike, features celebrities going head-to-head, lip-syncing the song of their choice, battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.

Pearl will serve as all around host and master of ceremonies, while Koko Master and Oliver Twist star D’Banj will step up as the colour commentator, adding his lively observations to the proceedings.

Lip Sync Battle Africa will premiere in April 2016 on MTV (DStv channel 130), MTV Base (DStv channel 322) and e.tv. Continue reading

SAFTA 2016 nominees revealed

saftasTHE National Film and Video Foundation has revealed the nominees for the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The winners will be revealed live at two star-studded ceremonies which will be held at Gallagher Estate on Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20.

The winner of Best TV Presenter Golden Horn for SAFTAs 2015 and presenter of Expresso Morning Show on SABC3, Katlego Maboe will serve as the SAFTAs 2016 host. Continue reading