Leon Schuster: radio host, singer, songwriter, the country’s foremost prankster and a true comedy legend. How did he manage to carve out such a remarkable career for himself that spanned over some of the most diverse and transformational years of our country’s history, to dominate the South African movie scene for over 3 decades? In candid interviews with family and famous friends including Alfred Ntombela, Gray Hofmeyr and Kenneth Nkosi, we find out about Leon’s popular rise to success – from a promising career playing rugby for his province, to butting heads with the national broadcaster, and more. How did a young boy from a working class family in Bloemfontein, without any formal acting training, become SA’s most successful box office star, and at what personal cost did his fame come?
Find out this week on M-Net at 18:00.
My Story, in which some of the country’s biggest personalities share the truth behind the headlines and the real details of their life in the limelight, will be on hiatus from next week onwards. The next five episodes in the series will be screened on M-Net later in 2015.