The news of Loyiso Mandinga's latest gig was confirmed by Comedy Central, the channel which airs the Daily Show, through a tweet saying "Mandinga will present local segments for Africa, reporting outside the United States for the African broadcast". The South African-based correspondent's segments will air intermittently on Comedy Central across the continent.
Trevor Noah announced the Joburg-based comic's big break, saying: "As wild as Donald Trump is for America, many countries around the world have Trumps of their own -- and since "The Daily Show" is in many countries, we thought, 'Why not give each country a chance to show off their stable geniuses?'"
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He said: 'I am really excited to create a voice for local satire. What is really great is this places an authentic spotlight on local comedy and presents a reality that combats the stereotypical perception of Africa.
Loyiso was selected to join The Daily Show team for his award-winning comedy and conversation skills. This regionally targeted report is said to be replacing some of the main edition's original content. In 2012, an appearance sharing the stage with worldwide acts like Tom Segura gave him a career boost, and he's become a regular on local comedian, David Kau's "Blacks Only" line up in South Africa. Since then, he quickly became a regular on local comedian, David Kau's "Blacks Only" line up.
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Madinga has paid his dues in South Africa and other parts world as a comedian, having performed in countries such as Switzerland and Korea. Internationally, ratings for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah were up +35% year-over-year for all viewers across 10 measured markets for calendar year 2017, driven by strong growth in the United Kingdom and South Africa. He's shared the stage with veterans of South African comedy, participated in South Africa's Got Talent, and performed internationally.
The Hollywood Reporter reports global comedy brand Comedy Central has revealed that The Daily Show will start featuring topical segments that will be inserted into the show in Africa. The first piece, a field report from the African National Congress Elective Conference, will debut in Africa on January 11.
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