Just when you thought Politics could not get any sillier….
Inspired by the shenanigans in the South African Parliament, Point of Order is a comedy panel show that allows SA’s top comedians and special celebrity guests to talk politics like real MPs, perhaps with a little more sense and sensibility. The panellists also get to debate important and vital new laws – like why South Africa would be a better place if singing in the shower featured 90% local content or if there was a limit on the number of white people songs at karaoke.
Point Of Order is produced by Both Worlds, best known for ZaNews’ Puppet Nation, the 2-time, International Emmy nominated production. Comedian Tumi Morake hosts Point of Order as Madam Speaker, being nominated herself for the SAFTA for Best TV Presenter last year.
Upcoming guests include:
- DJ Fresh, on 15 January
- Zapiro, on 22 January
- Karl Ahari, on 29 January
- Leanne Manas, on 5 February
- Nikki Jackman, on 12 February
- Cameron Dugmore, on 19 February
- Mpho Osei-Tutu, on 26 February
- Rebecca Davis, on 5 March
- Lerato Tshabalala, on 12 March
- Jeannie D, on 19 March
- John Maytham, on 26 March
- Mahendra Ragunath, on 26 March
- Raenette Taljaard, on 9 April
- Chester Missing , on 16 April
- Phumzile van Damme, on 23 April
- Tim Noakes, on 30 April , in an episode to diet for.
You can also expect all your favourite South African comedians, including Savanna Comics Choice’ winners Deep Fried Man, Loyiso Gola, and Mark Banks to defy the Point of Order.
Facts you’d want to Know:
Point Of Order, the 2017 SAFTA winner for Best Game Show, is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes available weekly.
Morake refers to the show as Sophisticated wit and Silly Nonsense.
There is an Afrikaans version of Point of Order, called Parlement Parlement, which is hosted by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, and can be seen on kykNET, DStv channel 144.
You can now get Showmax for free, if you are a DStv Premium Subscriber.