On Point - 30 - Loyiso Gola: South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Comedy Boom

Comedian Loyiso Gola joining us in studio this week in anticipation of his Vimeo special, Loyiso Gola: Live in New York.

Loyiso discusses growing up and moving out of a ghetto in Cape Town, South Africa at the end of apartheid. Doing stand-up in early 2000s South Africa. His formative stand-up opening set at in which he roasted the teachers. The resoluteness of the “spirit of the 17 year old.” How the South African comedy scene developed, and how the legacy of apartheid impacted audience makeup. Black America’s role in setting the narrative for black history worldwide, specifically with regard to slavery.