Antics, stunts and life-threatening feats of senseless folly are all part of the scenery in Ridiculousness Africa, the new comedy video clip show that will air on MTV.
Hosted by SAFTA award-winning actor, comedian and TV host, Thomas Gumede, Ridiculousness Africa hunts the length and breadth of the internet seeking out the weirdest, the wackiest, and incontestably the most stupid stunts ever committed on video.
Gumede will be joined by co-hosts, Club 808 presenter Boity Thulo and Nigerian comedian Basketmouth. According to Gumede, “I’m Ridiculousness’ number one fan and I’ve literally been glued to the screen since the first episode, so when I got the call it was like a summons from up high. I feel like I’m getting paid to do what I normally do – which is watch internet clips with my friends, and my co-hosts make my job easier because Basketmouth is funny and Boity is beautiful.’
Boity said, “We’ve been having so much fun on set, and I’ve been laughing so hard my sides hurt.’ Added Basketmouth, “I’ve always been a huge fan of Ridiculousness, and I always dreamed of being a guest on the show, so it’s totally amazing to become one of the hosts. Just goes to show: dreams do come true.’
Bearing the warning “don’t try this at home’ Ridiculousness Africa is the home-grown version of Ridiculousness, MTV’s long-running video clip show hosted by Rob Dyrdek. The series is taped on location in Spain, with Gumede, Thulo and Basketmouth all currently in Madrid on location.
Ridiculousness Africa airs weekly on MTV (DStv channel 130) from July 2016.