The contingent of African talent on The Daily Show continues to reach new heights as it was announced that yet another local comedian, Loyiso Madinga is set to make his debut on the show.
The American cable network announced on Tuesday 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.
Loyiso Madinga began performing in comedy clubs across the country, sharing the stage with some big international acts including Tom Segura. He then grew a name for himself when he was a contestant on SA’s Got Talent.
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.
“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.