South African streaming service Showmax has recently declared its Original show ‘Trippin’ With Skhumba’ is underway and will soon be available. ‘Trippin’ With Skhumba’ is Showmax’s third original show after ‘Tali’s Wedding Diary’ and ‘The Girl from St Agnes’.
In each 30-minute episode, Skhumba Hlophe and fellow South African comedians will take us in their hometown and explore places with a touch of South African humour.
Commenting on the production, Skhumba declared, “As much as we love South African comedians, we are only exposed to what they do on stage as opposed to their backgrounds. So, on Trippin’ With Skhumba, I wanted to dig deeper into their lives and where they come from – far more than what I could ever get out of them by doing a normal interview, like on my radio show on Kaya FM.”
Showmax emphasized that the show will display “places that won’t make any tourism brochures and stories that would be edited out of any authorised biographies.”
The first season’s guests are Celeste Ntuli (Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal), Siya Seya (Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth), Salesman (Pretoria), Mashabela Galane (Moletjie, Limpopo), Tumi Morake (Bloemfontein) and Schalk Bezuidenhout (Kempton Park, Gauteng).
The Director of the travel-comedy show, Vincent Moloi, declared, “It’s real. It represents, to me, the ultimate exploration of South Africa’s humour in a very honest and truthful way. It has an uncompromisingly authentic texture. Be ready to laugh at our misfortunes and our greatness.”
The first season will conclude with an hour-long stand-up special, featuring Skhumba and his guests, as well as one new comedian from each hometown visited.
The show will debut on Showmax on 28 February 2019 and a new episode will be available every Thursday.