Comedy

Penguin is best known to South Africans for its popular sitcoms ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi (It’s Good It’s Nice), Going Up, Madam & Eve, SOS, Fishy Feshuns, Going Up Again and Stokvel.

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Fela’s TV

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“FELA’S TV “ is a half-hour comedy show built around the much loved performer JOE MAFELA, as well as introducing brand new young comic talent to the South African viewers and showcasing them in a fresh and exciting format. It will combine side-splitting sketches and character driven comic vignettes within the framework of a fictitious pirate TV show.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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Going Up S1 and Going Up Again S2

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‘ Going Up ‘ Recorded the highest viewer ratings over all three of the SABC’s channels and was awarded a prize for the Best Programme on SABC TV1. The first multi-lingual, multi-cultural programme to be broadcast by South Africa’s public broadcaster. 26 x 24min. ‘ Going Up Again ‘ Second season recommissioned by SABC 2
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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Madam & Eve

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Madam & Eve is a sitcom based on the popular comic strip characters. The satirical strip takes a humorous look at the unique relationship between two South African women as they reach out to each other - across the kitchen – in the new South Africa. In 2000, Roberta Durrant, adapted the cartoon to a live sitcom for e-TV, South Africa's second free to air channel. It soon became the channel’s top watched local programme, scoring highly across all demographic groups. Its success resulted in the commissioning of a second series. By the second episode, it was again notching up the channel’s highest ratings for a local programme.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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Stokvel

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STOKVEL is a comedy series set in the vibrant and exciting world of stokvels. The stokvel has been a part of African culture for decades – a place where friends meet for companionship, good times and a social way of saving money. This much loved institution is the dynamic backdrop for the continuing activities of two stokvels in Diepkloof, Soweto.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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S’Gudi S’Naysi

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The series originally aired on the SABC's old TV2 channel (first five seasons) and CCV-TV channel (final season), from 1986 to 1993. There are 78 half-hour episodes in six seasons. Starring renowned comedian Joe Mafela in his breakout role as S'dumo, a sloppy but lovable lodger, 'Sgudi 'Snaysi' consistently achieved SABC's highest viewing figures, becoming the most popular television series in South Africa. Sharing a house with her widowed aunt Sis' May (Daphney Hlomuka) is her niece Thoko (Thembi Mtshali), a beautiful young aspirant actress. To help make ends meet, Sis' May places an advertisement for a lodger.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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Treknet

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Treknet is a sitcom set in the world of a small fishing community produced by Penguin Films for kykNET. The comedy is based on the popular comic strip of the same name.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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Deeltitel Dames

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Neem vier uiteenlopende vroue en gooi hulle saam in een deel-titelkompleks. Roer ‘n vleispaleis van ‘n gym-instrukteur by, tesame met ‘n paplepel vol unieke Suid-Afrikaanse geursel. Voeg hope fyn- (soms grof!) gemaalde komedie en rissiepit drama daarby en wag vir die mengsel om kookpunt te bereik. Bedien met ‘n vet dosis fisiese komedie en ‘n tikkie styl (wel, soortvan) en kyk hoe die mense terugkom vir nog.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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Mazinyo Dot Q

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This sitcom is set in a Bed & Breakfast in Gugulethu Township outside Cape Town, owned by Ma Mavuso-September who is hoping to cash in on the overseas tourist market in search of the “true African township” experience. The central theme is of love and acceptance that spans continents and offers us the opportunity of exploring cross cultural issues and differences, ultimately revealing that even if we think that we are different, we have so much in common.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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Fishy Feshuns

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FISHY FêSHUNS is a family sitcom about the goings on between a group of colourful workers and their boss in a clothing factory.
GENRE: Comedy, Television