Comedy Central Africa came to life in 2011. Since then it has developed and grown into a well loved South African channel, with Mannequin Films being one of the channel’s core suppliers when it comes to facilitating productions locally and abroad. Mannequin Films is a key film supplier and deals with everything from crew all the way through to line producing and production management.
When Comedy Central first launched their African branch, Mannequin Films serviced the locally produced Comedy Central Presents: “Live@Parkers” which is shot at the iconic comedy club, Parkers in Monte Casino, Johannesburg. This show is a live stand up show, which showcases some of South Africa’s best comedic talent. Developed alongside the comedy legend, Joe Parker, the show already has 1 very successful season under its belt with a second season in the making. Other Comedy Central programs include Live@TheBox, which was the final round of a comedy talent competition, shot in the very hip and vibrant, Maboneng. This show gave up and coming talent a platform to build up their own following.
Mannequin Films also facilitated Comedy Central presents:Live In Montreal, which follows big name comedians Riaad Moosa and Loyiso Gola around as the explore the 2014 Montreal Comedy Festival.