Loyiso Gola satirizes South Africa

Loyiso Gola hosts the satirical news program Late Nite News. (Photo from Twitter)

Loyiso Gola hosts the satirical news program Late Nite News. (Photo from Twitter)

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Loyiso Gola emerged from Johannesburg's stand-up scene amidst a group of young comedians that weren't afraid to tackle sensitive subject matter. Fast forward to 2013, and Gola is now in his seventh season as the host of Late Nite News.

Often referred to as South Africa's answer to Jon Stewart, Gola has established a reputation for producing smart, savvy satire on the state of South African politics.
He speaks to guest host Gill Deacon about why it's so easy to joke about South African president Jacob Zuma, what he thinks he has more influence that his American counterparts, and why he doesn't crack jokes about Nelson Mandela's health condition.

Gola is revisiting his stand-up roots at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival this week.



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