'PO Box TV' rocks Zim

HARRE - After the comical Zviri kufamba sei and Zviri kufaya skits, here comes the even more hilarious PO Box TV.

Thanks to the ingenious creativity of three Zimbabweans — Luckie Aaron, Rolland Lunga (Boss Kedha) and

Admire Kuzhangaira (Bhutisi) — this country now has its exclusive inside jokes being spewed generously by PO Box TV.

The PO Box TV comedy skits, which began circulating on November 25 this year through Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp, have has left Zimbabweans from all walks of life rolling with laughter.

In less than a month, the three creators of PO Box TV have become overnight celebrities, but they appear determined to stay clear off the mainstream media.

The Daily News on Sunday bumped into the three during the Zimbabwe Colour Run held at Borrowdale Race Course last weekend and they insisted that media coverage was the least of their priorities. The comical trio were exhibiting during the annual event.

“We have tried from day one to avoid going to newspapers, radio or even television for publicity,” claimed Kuzhangira, who is better known on PO Box TV by the moniker Bhutisi.

“We do not want to be hyped up by the media; our work should speak for itself. We don’t want to say one thing in the media and do the opposite the next day. There are several stories about upcoming big films that never materialise and we are not into that.”

Bhutisi and Boss Kedha do the acting on the comedy skits while Aaron captures on camera the hilarious antics these two always manage to execute so well.

Bhutisi and Boss Kedha were a hit at the Colour Run where people scrambled to get pictures taken with these comic sensations. And the slogan for everyone who came across them was Unoda Mazoe api?

But the work of the trio goes beyond mere comedy; it also touches on current affairs in a humorous way. PO Box TV gives humorous treatment to diverse matters be they political or social and delivers a daily dosage of laughter through their Facebook Page and WhatsApp as well.

Since its inception less than a month ago, PO Box TV has created comic skits on the fear, fear, misconceptions, paranoia evoked by certain Zimbabwean products.

Bhutisi is a former Mighty Movies worker, and Boss Kedha studied at the Harare-based Zimbabwe Film and Television School of Southern Africa (Ziftessa).

Well-positioned sources claim that a collaboration between PO Box TV and Zambezi News, another hilarious comedy outfit made up of Cde Fatso (Sam Monro), Michael Kudakwashe, Tongai Makawa (Outspoken) and Chipo Chikara, is on the cards.

PO Box TV and Zambezi News are proving to be a hit with locals as well as Zimbabweans in the Diaspora.

Zambezi News recently shot its season three DVD in South Africa where the comedians featured as Zimbabwean correspondents on Late Night News hosted by top South African comedian Loyiso Gola on the Dstv channel, eNCA.

The fact that Zimbabwe has just a single television station — ZBC TV has forced Zimbabwean inventive comedians to look for viewership and validation on social media.



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