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#Karektas

Genres: Comedy, Game/Quiz Shows, Variety, Hidden Camera
Broadcast on: SABC2

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Broadcaster information
South African channels

SABC2 : 12 May 2017 - 10 Aug 2018

About the Show

#Karektas is a South African comedy variety television series hosted by Desmond Dube in front of a studio audience in which each week six resident comedians - known as Karektas - compete in teams to win bragging rights.

Each episode begins with Desmond performing an opening monologue as a character called Mama D, before he introduces the team captains, team members and guest celebrities for that week.

The contestants are grouped into two teams, paired with a celebrity guest, as they go head-to-head in five challenges. The five challenges featured in the show are:

Di Karektas

A comedy sketch challenge.

Hidden Cameras

Each team goes out to record tricks they play on unsuspecting citizens.

Dlala Ngengoma

Teams come up with impromptu songs with different themes.

The Roast

Team members get an opportunity to make fun of the other team's guest celebrity.

Mawaza News

An improvisation-based game where team members must quickly come up with a news report based on random pictures chosen by the opposing team.

After each challenge, Desmond prompts the studio audience to vote for the team they believe was funnier. The winning team is then named the Karektas of the week.

The seven permanent Karektas are:

Josias Moleele
Jovan Muthray
Nhlanhla John Lata
Nicholas Pule Welch
Nina Hastie
Tebogo Maunatlala
Aaron McIlroy

Season 1 Guests

Episode 1

Dr Malinga
Busiswa Gqulu

Episode 2

Lorcia Cooper
Tema Sebopedi

Episode 3

Thapelo Seemise
Mpho Maboi

Episode 4

Thenjiwe Moseley
Clementine Mosimane

Episode 5

Smokey Nyembe
Liteboho Molise

Episode 6

Moneoa Moshesh-Sowazi
Thembisa Mdoda

Episode 7

Salesman
Thabang ER

Episode 8

Luzuko Koti
Mashabela Galane

Episode 9

Kabomo Vilakazi
Willem Botha

Episode 10

Rorisang Thandekiso
Max Hoba

Episode 11

Motlatsi Mafatshe
Thato Molamu

Episode 12

Kelly Khumalo
Musa Sukwene

Episode 13

Jerry Mofokeng
Kagiso Lediga

Episode 14

Nkululeko Tshirumbula
Vele Manenje

Episode 15

Maumela Mahuwa
Noko Moswete

Episode 16

Pabi Moloi
Joey Rasdien

Episode 17

Kope Makgae
Didi Magubane

Episode 18

Kenneth Nkosi
Relebogile Mabotja

Episode 19

Jude Tshisevhe
Carlo Macfarlane

Episode 20

Alfred Adriaan
Mogau Paulina Motlhatswi

Episode 21

Solomon Sebothoma
Chris Forrest

Episode 22

PJ Powers
Reneilwe Letsholonyane

Episode 23

Deep Fried Man
Thabo Mkhabela

Episode 24

Robby Collins
Bongani Madondo

Episode 25

Moshe Ndiki
Mark Banks

Episode 26

Mpho Popps
Shaka Sisulu

#Karektas is executive produced by Thabo Pitso, Desmond Dube, Andrew Timm and Phuthi Nakene for ATTV. Nomusa Nzima is a producer. The head writers are Desmond Dube and Lara Cunha, with a writing team including Monique Nortjie, Josias Moleele, Tendani Rikhotso, Tshepo Mokoena and Jonas Lekganyane.


Starring

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Host - Himself

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Karekta

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Karekta (as Josias "Dos" Moleele)

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Karekta (as Pule Welch)

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Karekta (as John Lata)

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Karekta

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Karekta

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