Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Sean has blogged here before about the American sketch comedy duo Key and Peele. Around the same time I also came to learn about them after a friend had introduced me to the show. Before giving it to me, he said “it’s like Chappelle’s Show but for today.” These words rang in my ears for days. Dave
Friday, November 16th, 2012
Who ever said Norwegians don’t have a sense of humor? Just in time for the holidays, a Norwegian group calling itself Radi-Aid has launched an appeal to ship radiators from Africa to Norway. Their cause is the...
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
#Kony2012 is no joke (millions of people still send money to Invisible Children and one of its first public critics, a Canadian student who runs a tumblr blog called Visible Children, has received death treatsthreats), but it...
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
The trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy, “The Dictator,” where he plays a thinly veiled cut-and-paste Muammar Gaddafi complete with Bollywood remix, Hamid Karzai lookalike rival, camels and 9/11 themed jokes. Tons of teenage boys will...
Friday, February 4th, 2011
The first weekly episode (posted on Fridays) of ‘creative Africa video blog,’ WHAT’S UP AFRICA, was posted online today. It’s the work of Radio Nederlands Worldwide Africa producer, Ikenna Azuike, who also presents. The producers are hyping...
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
Video of short sketch comedy scene with South African actors from a Dutch TV show. The setting is the 2010 World Cup. — Sean Jacobs
Monday, July 12th, 2010
John Oliver, a “correspondent” for the comedy news show, “The Daily with Jon Stewart,” has been filing these really funny, but also very illuminating–in fact the best–pieces of journalism from the World Cup in South Africa the...
Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Friday, September 25th, 2009
The Onion lampoons US-based Darfur-focused pressure groups. One question to the panel: How can the people of Darfur thank Americans? Best response: “I would like a clay pot.”