Not So Funny with Lady Tshawe is an internet comedy satire, created by Taku Dzinoreva, directed by Tatenda Mkandla and produced by Fusion Media Group. The show is aimed at informing the public on current affairs, entertainment news happening around them, with a joke or two in the mix.
The purpose of the show is to give an unbiased view of the Zimbabwean and African social scene and landscapes. The show majors on factual information making headlines every day, be it front or back pages.
Hosted by Zimbabwean celebrated Poet, Actress, Vocalist and Author, Lady Tshawe, Not So Funny also features Comic sensation Nceku, who has a joke or two to share during the 20minutes of each episode.
The host, Lady Tshawe has been seen on many occasions perform on stage either in theatre plays, television and also just on stage. She is known for being part of Zambezi Express and performing alongside outstanding acts such as Tariro Negitare, Albert Nyathi, Prudence Katomani and many others.
The show features a live band and is recorded in front of a small audience that can be heard in the background. Every episode features a guest, who will take the role of studio co-host as Nceku is mainly out on the field doing “correspondence”.
A crew of fifteen working in various departments on and behind the scenes make up the body of the show and dedicate their time to bringing outstanding service delivery in an industry regarded as inferior, that is the entertainment industry.
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The show which premiered on the 13th of March with guest – Gilmore Tee, has some humorous, celebration of womens month review of the National Arts Merit Awards 2017, awareness and sarcastic touch to the debut episode.
“Gilmore Tee was the perfect individual to come through on the debut episode. He has an opinion and is not afraid of saying what he thinks, but ofcourse with some sarcasm to the truth he will be telling. I have known him for a while and he just made it so smooth to go through the episode”, expressed Lady Tshawe
The show will be airing every Monday at 6pm, with only 1 episode every week. The location of the set is club connect, in Bulawayo.
“In a space where we have a lot of people flooding social media, this opportunity came at a time when I wanted something new, different, something that pushed me out of my comfort zone. Instead of just sitting around and not being initiative, I thought this was a great platform to reach numbers across the globe, through youtube and facebook”, said Lady Tshawe
“I work with an outstanding team and am really happy to be presenting this side of me to the world. The team makes it easy to be a little bit crazy and have fun while working.”