So You Think You're Funny! is a South African reality competition television series produced by Curious Pictures in which amateur comedians compete to win R100,000 and an opportunity to work with premier South African comedian David Kau on upcoming projects.
The series is hosted by David Kau, with fellow judges Moshidi Motshegwa and Ntobeko "Ntosh" Madlingozi. The first season was won by Sifiso Nene.
So You Think You're Funny! premiered on SABC1 on Tuesday 4 November 2008, at 19h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered on SABC1 on Monday 27 July 2009, at 19h00. New episodes air weekly. There are 13 half-hour episodes in the second season.
Season 2 of So You Think You're Funny was launched on Wednesday 3 June 2009, at Latinova in Rosebank, attended by Season 1 winner Sifiso Nene.
The comedy series makes a comeback on SABC1 on Monday, 27 July at 19h00 for a 13-week marathon of fun and laughter. And, it promises to be better and funnier.
The auditions for the season kick off in Johannesburg on June 26 and conclude in Cape Town on July 7.
The resident judges - comedian David Kau, renowned actress Moshidi Motshegwa and comedian Ntobeko 'Ntosh' Madlingozi - will be back to dish out their witty commentary with flair and candour.
So You Think You're Funny is aimed at providing a platform for South Africans to display their comic talents and to win bragging rights as the funniest up-and-coming comedians.
Once again the prize package of R100,000 cash and an opportunity to work with David Kau for 12 months awaits the sole victor. The stakes will be high in this winner-takes-all contest.
Contestants are invited to do anything they consider to be funny and this can range from stand-up comedy, singing, dancing, magic tricks to ventriloquism - but whatever they do has to be funny and make the judges laugh.
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 years and above. The auditions run from 09h00 to 17h00 each day and are on a "first come, first served" basis.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown, Johannesburg
Saturday, 27 June 2009
Atlas Studios, Johannesburg
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Jack Botes Hall, Polokwane
Friday, 3 July 2009
The Bat Centre, Durban
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Good Hope Centre, Cape Town
From the auditionees who attended the open auditions at the venues above, the judges will select 60 to go through to the next round in Johannesburg.
Those 60 will be whittled down to 30 for a final audition round, from which a Top 5 will be chosen.
The Top 5 will then go on to compete in the weekly competition. Each week the judges will send home one contestant, until only one is left standing.
(All seasons air exclusively on SABC1 and each consists of 13 episodes)
Premiere: 11 November 2008 | Finale: 3 February 2009 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Premiere: 27 July 2009 | Finale: 19 October 2009 | Mondays, 19h00
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