Great news for African comedy! Late Light News with Loyiso Gola (LNN) has just received its second
Yesterday, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that the popular
news satire show, presented by South African comedian, Loyiso Gola, has once again been
nominated in the comedy category of the award ceremony's global competition.
LNN, which features some of the country’s best comedic talent (including Riaad Moosa, David
Kibuuka and ventriloquist Conrad Koch with his bitingly funny puppet political analyst, Chester
Missing) as field reporters and Gola himself as the news anchor; relentlessly scrutinises everyday
news stories and exposes the hilarity to be found in the day’s political issues.
The show will compete for the top honour against Australia’s Please Like Me, Brazil's The Mayor's
Wife and Belgium's Wat als 2?
LNN was nominated in the same category last year, but unfortunately did not walk away with the
award, losing out to Britain’s Moone Boy.
Considered the most prestigious of all media awards, the International Emmy Awards were
established in 1969 as a way of recognizing and celebrating excellence in international television
programming. The list includes a total of 40 nominees across 10 categories from 19 countries,
including the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, and the United States.
The winners will receive their Awards on November 24th at the 42nd International Emmy Awards
Gala, which will be held in New York City.
I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for the LNN team.
Photo Credit: LNN