Anne Hirsch, one of South Africa’s best known internet personalities, is taking her brand of comedy to radio when she joins Kagiso Broadcasting later this month to deliver the Anne Hirsch Radio Show to audiences listening to Jacaranda FM in Gauteng and East Coast Radio in Kwazulu-Natal.
Taking the late night slot, the humour-driven Anne Hirsch Radio Show will offer a blend of celebrity interviews with off-centre comedy best described as ‘stalk show’ entertainment. It will premiere live on Jacaranda FM in Gauteng and East Coast Radio in Kwazulu-Natal from 9pm to 10pm on Wednesday 25 September. Hirsch’s has a major cult following among the public as well as local celebrities, and she’s harnessed her popularity to tie down prominent celebrity interviews for her feature.
“I’ve always been interested in society’s obsession with celebrities and more precisely my own. The Anne Hirsch Show is not only a vehicle to explore this, but it’s also a tour de farce of sexy stalking,” Hirsch says. “Being the most accomplished stalker in South Africa means I have millions if not billions of fANNEs. The tongue-in-cheek (my tongue in their cheeks) interviews will get your ears doing the lambada! Talk is cheap; stalk is where it’s at! #AngelinaJoliesBestFriend,.”
Born and bred in Bloemfontein, Hirsch moved to Cape town where she got a degree in drama from the University of Cape Town. She’s a full-time stand-up comic as well as a writer for ZANEWS, and was recently crowned as Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year – Next Big Thing.
“Anne is a force of nature – the first time I saw one of her YouTube episodes I was hooked. In that moment it was clear that The Anne Hirsch Radio Show had to happen. It’s incredibly funny and totally mad, in that it deliberately breaks most of the rules we radio people have lived by for years. That creates all sorts of new commercial opportunities for our clients as well,” says Kagiso Broadcasting’s managing director of radio, Nick Grubb.
Anne is currently stalking Kenny Kunene to be a guest on her radio show through use of what she calls video tactics. You’ll also catch interviews with celebrities like Khanyi Mbau, Pat Lambie, Toya Delazy, Jimmy Nevis and Heinz Winckler when the radio show kicks off.
Show executive producer, Travis Bussiahn explained, “It’s just been mad fun crafting this with professionals who really care about making remarkable content as much as I do.”