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14.11.13

New Show to watch Tonight: Loitering in Jozi

Marc Lottering gets ready to loiter in Loitering in Jozi
Marc Lottering's new comedy show, Loitering in Jozi, airs tonight on SABC 3. Starring Marc, as Marc (of course) a penniless artist who moves from Cape Town to Johannesburg, for greener pastures in the entertainment industry. But he becomes a victim of mistaken identity and so starts the drama. Luckily for him, he bumps into an old college roommate, who turns out to be a trust fund baby living in the most exclusive address in Sandton. Turns out he has a spare room for Marc and he takes him in. And so starts the comedy. 

Loitering in Jozi is a dramedy at best. It's certain to poke fun at some of Sandton's elite- the phony ladies who lunch, the pretentious old money and the flashy nouveau riche. 


Here's the cast list: 

Marc Lottering- Marc Lottering
Antony Coleman (High Rollers)- Alfie, the trust fund baby
Tessa Juber- Lauren
Mamello Mokoena- Kabelo
Mervelline Ferris- the Concierge. 

In The TV Snitch of the 10 November edition of the Sunday Tribune, I wrote: "I’m all for new local shows. It’s always great- but will it be funny? Marc’s humour is an acquired taste. I hope it will be funny. There really haven’t been funny comedy shows in SA since Askies, The Coconuts and City Ses’la."

I'm still asking the same question. It's sad that TV writers and critics are never given screeners before the show premieres. We have to watch it as the same time as the rest of the TV audience, which isn't a great thing because we can't do reviews beforehand, we can't do stories about the show in the week that they premiere. Surely it can't be that hard to send us  a DVD of the pilot episode? 

Anyway, we are still going to tune in and we hope that it's actually good. Rasdien actually disappointed, and we don't want to feel the same about Loitering in Jozi. 

Tune in on SABC 3 at 8pm, Thursdays. 

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