Filmed entirely over Zoom, The Lockline is a short-form comedy show produced as a collaboration between Cipla, Both Worlds Pictures and some of South Africa’s top comedians as a response to the Covid-19 lockdown. Featured comedians include Donovan Goliath, Alan Committie, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Celeste Ntuli and KG.
The show features Sipumziwe ‘Pags’ Lucwaba and Lihle Msimang as life coaches offering wisdom and sharing coping methods with comedian callers and famous faces, such as Khanyi Mbau, Graeme Smith, Ntando Duma and Lasizwe to name a few, dropping in to add their voices and chaos to the ‘counselling’ on offer.
The show ends on a more serious note with a call-out to a free 24/7 mental health helpline (0800 456 789) started by Cipla in partnership with Sadag (South African Depression and Anxiety Group).
The Lockline was released on several social media platforms on 1 May 2020.