The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar
Comedy Central Live at The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar will be serving unrestricted laughter to all South Africans from the 18th of October, 2020...
Taking residence on Comedy Central (channel 122 on DStv), comedy fans can tune in every Sunday night at 22:00 CAT while maintaining a safe laughing distance. Not able to tune into Comedy Central, worried about missing the show, or just wanting to relive the comedic talent? We have you covered by serving up the laugher-packed show on Savanna’s social media channels every Thursday night.
The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar came to life during lockdown level 5 to show its continued support for the SA comedy industry. During this time, the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar lived on Savanna’s social media channels and due to restrictions, no production or filming could take place. As a result, fans followed a YouTube/Facebook link on Thursday nights to receive their weekly dose of laughter when they needed it the most. With a line-up featuring much loved SA comedians, the show didn’t disappoint. Consequently, The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar will now be moving to Comedy Central where it will live for the foreseeable future.
“If there is one thing we have realised over the past 7 months is that no matter what level of lockdown we find ourselves in, there is no ban on serving unrestricted laughter. COVID-19 just forced us to think on our feet, find different ways to show our support to the comedy industry, and ways to entertain our fans when they were feeling isolated from family, friends, and fun,” says Eugene Lenford, Marketing Manager for Savanna. “And now that we are on level 1, we are thrilled to introduce Comedy Central Live at The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar to an even broader audience.”
Comedy Central Live at The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar will be packed with laughs and entertainment with a line-up that includes Schalk Bezuidenhout, Carvin Goldstone, Lihle Msimang, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, Stella Dlangz, Prev Reddy, and The Black Wendy to name but a few. There is also a chance for up-and-coming comedians to audition for an opportunity to appear in season 2. Auditions will be handled by Schalk Bezuidehout and Farieda Metsileng and will take place over Zoom. To stand a chance to secure your audition, just follow the prompts on Savanna’s social media platforms, and you might just see yourself feature in season 2 of Comedy Central Live at The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar.
Dillon Khan, Vice President for Comedy Central and Creative Services at ViacomCBS Networks Africa commented, “The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown months have been challenging for the entire industry and it is crucial to continue to support the great local talent our country has to offer while entertaining audiences and fans. At Comedy Central we are committed and focused on embracing innovative new formats and platforms which showcase local and global content. Our viewers can expect non-stop laughs and unfiltered comedy on Comedy Central Live at The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar.”
Be sure to tune in on the 18th of October at 22:00 for the first episode of Comedy Central live at The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar on Comedy Central (channel 122 on DStv). Don’t forget that you can also watch each episode again or catch up on the comedy gold if you missed it on Savanna’s social media channels, every Thursday evening.
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