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The Bantu Hour

Genres: Comedy, Variety, Satire
Broadcast on: SABC2

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Broadcaster information
South African channels

SABC2 : 07 Nov 2015 - 09 Nov 2018

About the Show

The Bantu Hour is a South African satirical sketch and variety comedy show created by a comedy troupe comprised of stand-up comedians and professional actors, featuring archetypal South African characters.

Hosted by comedian Kagiso Lediga and featuring musician Hugh Masekela as the house bandleader and co-host, the show stars progressive local comedians and actors.

Each week the show hosts a celebrity guest, a stand-up comedian and a musical performance to close the show. The series features an ensemble cast of repertory actors.

The series is multilingual, with English subtitles. It is produced by Gunga7 (formerly DiPrente).

Season 1 Credits

The Season 1 writers include Kagiso Lediga, Hugh Masekela, Karabo Lediga, Themba Vilakazi, Camilo Saloojee, Muzi Dlamini, Christopher Steenkamp, Mojak Lehoko, Loyiso Madinga, Nina Hastie, Dusty Rich, Stig Sesanti, Tats Nkonzo, Mo Mothebe, Donovan Goliath, Jason Goliath, Jason Cope and Reabetswe Moeti.

Season 1 is directed by John Barker, Kagiso Lediga and Karabo Lediga. The executive producers are Hugh Masekela, Themba Vilakazi, Kagiso Lediga, John Volmink, Isaac Mogajane, Luke Henkeman and Nomsa Daniels. Tamsin Andersson is a producer.

Season 2 Credits

The Season 2 writers include Kagiso Lediga, Hugh Masekela, Karabo Lediga, Themba Vilakazi, Bugzito Seagiso, Muzi Dlamini, Sarah Jane, Robby Collins, Meryl Collins, Christopher Steenkamp, Mojak Lehoko, Loyiso Madinga, Luzuko Sotshononda, Bongani Dube, Siyabonga "Stig" Sesanti, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, Lazola Gola and Mo Mothebe. The head writer is Camilo Saloojee.

Season 2 directors include Kagiso Lediga, Karabo Lediga and Tumelo "Mello" Marupa. The executive producers include Hugh Masekela, Themba Vilakazi, Kagiso Lediga, John Volmink, Isaac Mogajane, Luke Henkeman and Nomsa Daniels. Tammy Lewis-Houghting and Tamsin Andersson are producers.


Starring

as
Host - Himself

as
Host / Band Leader - Himself


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