Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola

Genres: Comedy, News & Actuality, Talk Show, Satire
Broadcast on:, eNCA



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South African channels

eNCA : 29 Sep 2010 - 08 Apr 2015 : 29 Sep 2010 - 08 Apr 2015

About the Show

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola is a South African satirical news comedy television series produced by Diprente Productions and hosted by comedian Loyiso Gola that puts a comedic spin on current affairs and breaking news through commentary and sketch inserts.

True journalism relies on facts and verified information. Late Nite News (LNN) relies purely on speculation and, most times, absurd hearsay.

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola has a formal look about it and features comedians as "Field Reporters", including Riaad Moosa, David Kibuuka, Chester Missing and Jason Cope.

The show follows a professional structure and is set in a formal news studio, but the latest news is interspersed with non-stop tongue-in-cheek one-liners offering viewers a comedic take on current political and international stories.

Late Nite News anchor Loyiso Gola is known for his no-holds-barred comedy and throws into the Late Nite News mix political and social interviews with various guests.

Loyiso's approach is towards guests is confrontational and aggressive. He blows stories completely out of proportion and creates a comedy vibe.

Each episode is concluded with a "Morale Index", narrated by Loyiso. Using an animated graphic interface, this segment measures the country's milestones and failures in the week using a graph diagram.

Broadcast Notes

The series premiered on and DStv's eNews channel (which became eNCA on 19 August 2012) on Wednesday 29 September 2010, at 21h30. The series was simulcast on both channels at the same time for the first five seasons, after which the broadcast was delayed by a day.


Host - Himself

eNCA cans Late Nite News over creative differences

04 Sep 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 1 comment
eNCA has canned Late Nite News while Loyiso Gola and his production team work on a brand new series. The story behind the story.

2014 International Emmy Awards - all the winners

25 Nov 2014 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
The International Emmys wrapped in New York in the early hours of this morning with no win for Loyiso Gola unfortunately. A Belgian show won instead.

Another International Emmy nod for Loyiso Gola

14 Oct 2014 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 2 comments
Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola has received an international Emmy nod for the second time. All the nominees, with a prediction for next year.


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