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Local talent on Boomerang

Hilarious duo Tumi Morake and Eric Omondi transform themselves into the loveable animals we all know and love.

South Africa’s leading female comedian and radio personality Tumi Morake and renowned Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi have teamed up with Boomerang to launch a brand new, exciting comedic series that promises to have audiences across Africa roaring with laughter!

The Safari Comedy Show will air on Boomerang (302) at 20:00 on 17 July, don't miss it!


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From cheeky monkeys, to lazy wallowing seals, to greedy warthogs, to romantic cheetahs, Boomerang’s The Safari Comedy Show will shed light on the daily lives of some of Africa’s most humorous animals, like you have never seen before.

Watch the video to see what went down behind the scenes:

 

The series of one-minute short scripted comedies, where real wild animals will be dubbed by local African talents, is based on the simple concept of “if animals could talk what would they say?” Here on the Safari Comedy Show, anything is possible. Not only can the animals rap, dance and talk like humans, but they can play games on their mobile phones too, in fact these animals are not so different from humans at all. From playing with their friends, to fighting with their siblings you will learn that there is an animal in Africa, just like you!

“We here at Boomerang are so excited about The Safari Comedy Show. This is the first local Boomerang original and illustrates our willingness to create locally relevant series’, using familiar voices to our audiences from across Africa”, says Pierre Branco, VP and Managing Director of Turner Africa. “We (brands) are all competing for the attention of our young audience across Africa, which is why we have invested so much time, energy and effort into creating unique, exciting content.

Thanks to the quality of our shows and strong brand proposition, confirmed by being voted having the Coolest Cartoon Show for the third year in a row in the latest Generation Next Survey, we are even more adamant to invest in our shows in order to make them even more relevant to our local audiences, than ever before. Localisation is how we aim to break through the clutter in order to connect, engage and reside in the hearts and minds of our young audience and their families from across the continent.”

Tumi Morake and Eric Omondi

Tumi Morake says: “I have never really seen anything quite like The Safari Comedy Show before. The show is so different, unique and unexpected which makes the show very disruptive in a good way. The disruptive nature of The Safari Comedy Show is not only exciting but engaging too. The show definitely gives us a glimpse of what life could be like if we were wild animals in Africa!”

Eric Omondi says: “Comedy is my passion – there is nothing I love more than making people smile and laugh. When Boomerang approached me to do The Safari Comedy Show, I was so excited to get the opportunity to make hundreds and thousands of kids, and their parents, from across Africa roar with laughter. I mean what an honour!”

Don’t forget to tune-in to Boomerang this month on 17 July 2017 to hear Eric Omondi and Tumi Morake transform themselves into the loveable animals we all know and love (well at least, so we thought).