Flood of comedy and celeb battles

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BY BILLY SUTER

GOOD news for comedy fans – DStv’s Comedy Central (channel 122) has acquired the exclusive African TV broadcast rights to the hit US late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, from NBC Universal International Distribution.

Scheduled to start at 10pm today (Monday, June 5), the show, presented each weekday,  showcases  Fallon’s trademark humour and high-tempo energy, his welcoming interview style, love of audience participation, spot-on impersonations, celebrity guests and innovative sketches.

The Grammy Award-winning group, The Roots, serve as The Tonight Show’s house band.

Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, starting on DStv’s Comedy Central (channel 122) at 10pm today, June 5.

Dillon Khan, vice president of Comedy Central, Africa, commented: “We are delighted that Jimmy Fallon will be joining our stellar line-up as star of The Tonight Show, and thrilled to bring the show to our audiences within 24-hours of the US premiere, to make life funnier.”

Comedy Central Africa is now home to two of the most talked about and internationally recognised talk shows – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (9.30pm ) and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (10pm). Both shows air weekdays on DStv channel 122.

Other news from DStv is that one of one of TV’s most popular and enduring game show formats, Family Feud, will feature a special celebrity season when it starts on TLC Entertainment (DStv channel 135) at 8.55pm on Wednesday, June 14.

Famous families battle it out in the celebrity version of one of TV’s most popular and enduring game show formats, in a six-episode series.

Celebrities, including singer and reality TV star Toni Braxton and TV show host Dr Phil McGraw, will compete with their families for charity on the famous stage of the legendary game show.

Hosted by stand-up comedian, actor, author, DJ and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Steve Harvey, the series puts celebrities against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posted to 100 people. Sounds like fun.


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