Tue 09 Jan 2018, 08:00
Winner of the Best Game Show SAFTA in 2017, Point of Order is “like QI, but set in SA parliament”. New episodes are now available weekly on Showmax.
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What better inspiration for a comedy panel show than the shenanigans in our real-life South African parliament? Point of Order, now on Showmax, allows SA’s top comedians and special celebrity guests to talk politics like real MPs, perhaps with a little more sense and sensibility. New episodes hit Showmax every Monday.
Meet the Minister of Champagne Affairs
As Madam Speaker, Tumi Morake was nominated for the Best TV Presenter SAFTA last year. In the first episode out today, the former Savanna Comics Choice Comic of the Year introduces “singer, actress and reformed socialite” Khanyi Mbau as the special guest. As the Minister for Champagne Affairs, Khanyi forms part of the Government, alongside Nik Rabinowitz and Joey Rasdien. Their Opposition comes from comedians Sne Dladla, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, and Yaaseen Barnes, who immediately get the banter underway by quipping that Nik couldn’t join the standing ovation for Khanyi because “he’s already standing.” Watch now »
The brains behind ZANews’ Puppet Nation
Point of Order is produced by Both Worlds, best known for the two-time International Emmy nominee, ZANews’ Puppet Nation. Thierry Cassuto, Both Worlds’ executive producer and founder, says, “So many people are tuning in to the Parliamentary channel for entertainment these days, we thought it was time the comedians were able to get their own back! Imagine QI but set in a mock SA parliament - it's definitely a wild ride."
Don’t miss these special guests
Upcoming guests include DJ Fresh (15 January), Zapiro (22 January), Karl Ahari (29 January), Leanne Manas (5 February), Nikki Jackman (12 February), Cameron Dugmore (19 February), Mpho Osei-Tutu (26 February), Rebecca Davis (5 March), Lerato Tshabalala (12 March), Jeannie D (19 March), John Maytham (26 March), Mahendra Ragunath (26 March), Raenette Taljaard (9 April), Chester Missing (16 April), Phumzile van Damme (23 April) and Tim Noakes (30 April), in an episode to diet for. You can also expect all your favourite South African comedians, including Savanna Comics Choice’ winners Deep Fried Man, Loyiso Gola, and Mark Banks.
Parlement Parlement, an Afrikaans version of Point of Order hosted by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, also starts today on kykNET.
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