Loyiso Gola is back on Netflix with a new original comedy special ‘Unlearning’ debuting globally on March 23, 2021. Africa’s latest Netflix Original was filmed in front of a live audience at the famed Zeits Mocca, following strict COVID-19 protocols, and while the audience was small and intimate, the laughter filled the room.
In this special Loyiso explores unlearning all of the perceptions and behaviors we take on as children which inform our lives as adults, told through the prism of his own experience of maturity and masculinity in Apartheid South Africa.
Gola, who will explore his own experience of maturity and masculinity during apartheid in South Africa, is the first African to have a solo full hour of stand up comedy on Netflix and its the first African original for 2021.
The special first debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 and ran at the MICF, London’s Soho Theatre, Grahamstown, and Soho Playhouse in New York. Following the crazy year that was 2020, Gola brought his special to his hometown, Cape Town.