ZBC spoof hits HIFA on Friday

Magamba is set to debut the first full length show of the hit comedy Zambezi News at HIFA this Friday. The shows on Friday and Saturday have both sold out.

Zambezi News is the breakthrough new comedy series that has had audiences in Zimbabwe and abroad in stitches since its launch in late 2011. Irreverent, sarcastic and downright hilarious this is the news as never seen before. Created by two of the country’s pioneering creative minds, Comrade Fatso and Outspoken, Zambezi News will give the audience a new experience in theatre, comedy and multi-media presentations.

Zambezi News parodies the relentless propaganda and astounding journalistic ineptitude on state TV through its two comical news presenters. The presenters humorously delve into a plethora of issues such as democracy, elections, race, land reform, corruption, sexism, gender issues, arts and sport – generally all aspects of life in Zimbabwe including all its contradictions and ironies.

It will be the premiere of their full length live show with the two comical news presenters Mandape Mandape (Outspoken) and Jerome Weathers (Comrade Fatso) presenting live in studio while also cutting away to news reports on the big screen. The show will feature the talents of the great actor and comedian Michael Kudakwashe and the cheeky accent impersonator, Fungai Machirori.

The show was recently performed in Johannesburg. The week after HIFA will see the shooting of the pilot season that will then be distributed across the country.

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