The Ledigas - A family that makes the nation laugh together

A family that makes the nation laugh together… the formidable and talented siblings Kagiso and Karabo Lediga - two of comedy’s greatest gifts.

The sibling duo has given us shows such as Late Night News (LNN) and Bantu Hour, which had legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela as part of its team.

They have made us all chuckle over the years, receiving multiple awards and nominations for their work.

Karabo who was a producer on weekly political satire show Late Night News (LNN) received a nomination in the Comics’ Pen Award category at this year’s Comics Choice Awards alongside Lazola Gola, Muzi Dlamini and Trevor Noah.

About a previous statement that she has written and edited scripts of sometimes dubious, sometimes genius content, Karabo says she and Kagiso spend a lot of time working on new content ideas.

Writer-director Kagiso has been working on Catching Feelings, in which he also co-stars alongside Pearl Thusi.

The film had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival earlier this year. And his second effort Matwetwe is a local language coming of age crime comedy Wizard. “He’s busy taking those to festivals,” says Karabo.

Matwetwe blends local oral storytelling traditions to the American indie ethos with glimpses of Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino both shining through.

“I'm constantly writing for others and myself. I'm trying my hand at an indie comedy feature film script at the moment,” Karabo says about her work and current projects. “I'm also directing TV now which is a big challenge and lots of fun.”

When asked whom she finds most funny in her life, Karabo says she finds all sorts of people hilarious. “I'm fortunate to be surrounded by funny people all the time. My mom is pretty hilarious, actually. So is Amy Poehler.”


This article first appeared on 702 : The Ledigas - A family that makes the nation laugh together


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