Johannesburg, 22 September 2016: Welcome to CCN (Comedy Central News), the perfect antidote to TV news from Comedy Central – a weekly 30 minute round-up of all the news that did NOT happen – but really should have…
CCN uses real-life footage and an array of talented local voice-over artists to subvert the ‘real’ news, unhindered by facts or being politically correct. Instead, CCN hijacks the latest sports, entertainment and political stories making them funnier and more satisfying through a mix of sharp observation, clever writing, fake punditry, and silly voices.
Anchored by award-winning South African comedian and performer Sne Dladla, CCN sets its sights on everyone and everything from The Springboks to Brexit, Hillary Clinton to Bonang Matheba, Taylor Swift to President Zuma.
“It’s an honour and a pleasure to be joining the Comedy Central family. While Trevor takes his Monday off to do whatever it is Hollywood millionaires do, we’ll keep things ticking, bringing the third world quota of the news to Comedy Central’s audience,” Sne says.
Commented Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Comedy Central, Africa, “We are delighted to introduce Comedy Central’s first homegrown satirical comedy show – a comic antidote to the real news for people who want to escape from the daily grind of current affairs and grim headlines. With Sne at the helm, we look forward to building on our grand tradition of satirical news programming.”
Comedy Central News premieres on Comedy Central on Monday 3 October at 21:00 CAT and on www.comedycentralafrica.com
Comedy Central News is produced for Comedy Central by Both Worlds, the award-winning, Emmy nominated team behind ZANews’ “Puppet Nation”.
We’ll be seeing you on CCN…