Ugandan comedian & ‘Daily Show’ writer, Joseph Opio, is nominated at the Writers Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy/Variety.
Opio is former LOLUganda host on Urban TV, which he started in 2012. According to Opio, LOLUganda is the only TV show of its kind in East and Central Africa.
He singlehandedly wrote, hosted, directed, edited and produced every episode of LOL; which won instant fame for its humour and sociopolitical commentary.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) writers will compete for the award with writers for other popular TV shows including Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC), and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS).
The winners will be crowned on Sunday, February 19, 2017.
Checkout the list of nominees here> awards.wga.org/wga-awards