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Loyiso Gola stands up on Netflix

Netflix will premiere a stand-up special from International Emmy-nominated South African comedian Loyiso Gola next month.

Loyiso Gola

Filmed in Cape Town, Unlearning will become available on March 23. In the special, Gola discusses his experience of maturity and masculinity during apartheid in South Africa, according to Okay Africa.

Gola’s stand-up show was recorded in one of South Africa’s grandest art galleries, Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town.

“The special communicates grand ideas, which is what art is: an artist uses a framework or method to express an idea,” Gola told Okay Africa. “When you read about artwork, you get to understand that. I’m trying to communicate ideas with which I’ve grappled. I consider Unlearning as a special piece of art.

“I’ve been doing stand-up for 20 years since I was 17 years old. I’ve always maintained I have to be honest with myself. I don’t talk about what I think will be funny; I talk about what I find funny. I have peculiar ideas when it comes to my comedy. Then I think about how I can make it accessible to an ordinary human being. I communicate the crazy idea of unlearning but everyone gets it.”

On Instagram, he added: “Happy and humble to announce that my Netflix special Unlearning is coming out 23 March. It will be Netflix‘s first African Stand Up Original. Oh, what a feeling.”

Gola won the South African Comedy Award for Best Breakthrough Comedy Act in 2007 and The Savanna SA Comic’s Choice Award – Comic of the Year Award in 2014.

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