COMEDY in Uganda has grown by leaps and bounds over the past five years. But this coming Thursday promises the industry a giant leap when LOL, a groundbreaking comedy show, debuts on Urban TV.
An intoxicating cocktail of news parodies and satire, LOL plans to venture into uncharted territory by taking a newsdriven approach to comedy. “LOL will tackle the important and serious issues that affect Ugandans , but with its tongue wedged firmly in its cheek all the time,” reveals Joseph Opio, the show’s host.
“To quote one of our numerous slogans,”whenever news breaks, LOL will be on site, sirens blazing and first aid kit in hand, to fix it. Like a plastic surgeon, LOL plans to alter the very face of Ugandan comedy by the time it’s through,” says Opio.
Created by Cyrogen Communications Limited, LOL will pull no punches, focusing its scope on everyone, from public officials through local celebrities to the notorious socialites.
“No one is safe. LOL will last 30 minutes, with punch-lines raining on viewers relentlessly, we intend for them to actually overdose on the stuff.” LOL will air Thursdays at 9:00pm, with repeats every Sunday at 10:00am.