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.
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.
Cast Members and Guests
(These players appeared in at least one episode, credited either as Cast Member, Guest, Guest Comedian, Special Guest or Studio Guest)
Thapelo Seemise (as Tips Shampoonaiza)
Pabee Moganedi (as Paballo "Pabee" Moganedi)
Ronnie Modimola (as Roni Modimola)
Sarah Jane Scott
Siyabonga "Stig" Sesanti
Glen Biderman-Pam (as Glen Biederman Pam)
Tol A$$ Mo
Israel Matseke Zulu (as Israel Makoe)
Bianca Le Grange
Neil-Bennett Grib (as Neil Bennett Grib)
Dave Levinson (as David Levinson)
Malaika Mukendi (as Malaika Mukenedi)
Pascaline Phale (as Pascaline Phahle)
Moliehi Makobane (as Didie Makobane)
Gilli Apter (as Gilly Apter)
Pitch Black Afro
Nhlanhla Majozi (as Majozi)
Mamello Mokoena (as Mum-Z)
(These acts appeared as musical guests throughout Season 2)
Melo B Jones (as Mello B Jones)
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Jabulani Hadebe (as Sjava)
Season 2 consists of 26 episodes. The first 13 episodes aired on SABC2 from 10 November, 2017 to 4 May, 2018. The season resumed with Episode 14 on 17 August, 2018.