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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Chandies

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Chandies is a colloquial term that means “trouble” and is also the name of the Penguin Films’ sitcom series on Mzansi Magic (DSTV channel 107) where a naive church community takes in two inept, desperate conmen who repay their new family by taking them for a not so joyous ride.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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S.I.E.S

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Social Impact and Empowerment Strategy (SIES) pronounced ‘Sies’ is an ensemble comedy with a star studded cast on Mzanzi Magic (DSTV channel 107). An incompetent public service office employs an equally questionable consultancy company to help them do their jobs… but soon discover that bringing in so-called ‘experts’ is no guarantee of success.
GENRE: Comedy, Television
 
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Vinkel & Koliander

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Wat gebeur as jy een deel gewese haute cuisine chef in dieselfde pot ingooi met een deel Kaaps Maleise kok, geleike dele kultuur en geloof bylas en die spul dan boonop skei deur middel van eggenoot en seun? As jy daarbenewens dinge soos bietjie roer en sorgvuldig in 'n drukkoker in moker is dit net 'n kwessie van tyd voor die vuurwerke in erns begin klap.
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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