Loyiso Gola is a South African stand-up comedian and the co-creator and host of the late-night satirical news television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. If you were lucky enough to catch him in the Lowveld recently, you too would have experienced his edgy and always current comedy set. If not, find out what makes him tick right here.
How do you develop your stand-up comedy material? It’s mainly an observation of what is happening around me and in the world and creating humorous ways of commenting on current affairs.
Describe your comedy style. Personal, frank, limitless, fearless, fun.
Have you ever blanked on stage? Yeah definitely.
What is the best part about your job? Being able to just be me.
What’s the first rule of comedy? Be honest with yourself.
If you knew today was your last day on earth, how would you spend it? With my family.
Local comedians you admire? There’s a couple of guys but at the top of my head; Kagiso Lediga, Skhumba, Jason Goliath.
Five people (dead or alive) that you’d invite to a dinner party? Prince, Michael Jackson, Gwede Mantashe, Bantu Holomisa, Arsene Wenger.
If vampires don’t have reflections, how is it that they’re so stylish? They are born with it.
If you were a convicted man, what would your last meal be? My mother’s cooking.
Best concert you’ve attended? There’s been a few but Little Dragons was quite dope.
If you weren’t a comedian, what would you be? A lawyer… just kidding.
Favourite weekend activity? Playing and watching football.
If your house was burning, and you could save one thing, what would it be? Probably my childhood album.