Johannesburg, 9 May 2016: Expect jokes aplenty as Lip Sync Battle Africa enters its fifth week with a LOL comedy duel between homegrown stand-up heavyweights Joey Rasdien and Loyiso Gola (MTV, DStv channel 130, 20:50 CAT, 12 May 2016).
Using their comic know-how and commanding stage presence to the max, the two comedians blend epic lip synching skills with one-liners, over-the-top comedic disses and previously undreamed-of dancing skills as they hustle to impress the packed studio audience.
Hosted by Pearl Thusi with colourful commentary from ‘koko master’ and Afrobeat star, D’Banj, Lip Sync Battle Africa has previously witnessed epic battles between Cassper Nyovest vs Boity Thulo, Thando Thabethe vs Lerato Kganyago, Jason Goliath/Tol A$$ Mo vs Celeste Ntuli/Nina Hastie and Flavour vs Maps Maponyane.
Tune in to Episode 5 of Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV (DStv channel 130) on Thursday 12 May at 20:50 CAT to find out who takes home the winner’s belt and the biggest bragging rights on the planet.
For another chance to watch the show, tune in to MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 11:30 CAT on Saturday 14 May and to e.tv on Saturday 21 May at 18:05 CAT. Viewers will also be able to enjoy Lip Sync Battle Africa in high definition (eHD) on both OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).
For more information on Lip Sync Battle Africa, visit MTV, MTV Base or etv, like us on Facebook at MTV ZA, MTV Base or e.tv, and chat with us on Twitter @mtvafrica, @mtvbasesouth, @lsbafrica and @etv, using the hashtag #LSBAfrica.
About Lip Sync Battle
Lip Sync Battle is a multiplatform juggernaut that has garnered record ratings for Spike in the U.S. and over half a billion views online. The U.S. version of the critically acclaimed and award-nominated series is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment, Jay Peterson of Matador, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and 8 Million Plus Productions, and can be seen in more than 120 countries and territories worldwide.
The format is also under license in more than 30 territories, most recently debuting in China, where 30 million people viewed the programme online in its first weekend. In addition, the UK version, which launched in January 2016 on Viacom’s Channel 5, averages a 21% share among viewers 16-34.