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Key and Peele Unchained

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…..

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‘Race jokes’ in South Africa

South African advertising is known for its eagerness for political commentary; very little ends up being off-limits. Blink Stefanus, or BS Beer (the double meaning for ‘bullshit’ being an obvious choice)…..

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It’s Africans’ turn to help Norwegians

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…..

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#Kony2012 is a Parody

#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…..

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Gaddafi spoof

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…..

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New Video Blog: 'What's Up Africa'

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,…..

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The Ticket

Video of short sketch comedy scene with South African actors from a Dutch TV show. The setting is the 2010 World Cup. — Sean Jacobs

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Vintage Bigotry, South African Edition

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…..

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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.”