15 October 2016 | tdunsky
Israel's prime sports satire show
A show by Israel's cable sports channel (channel 5), it is Israel's prime sports satire show, containing "Spitting Image"-like puppets as well as live comedians impersonating leading figures in Israeli sports, as well as the Israeli sports media (Channel 5's own staff does not escape the satire as well). The show is hosted by Eli Ben David, in his character known as "Shocko" which he used in previous shows. He is also the main writer. Most puppets are voiced by Miko Djemal, who made a name for himself on Youtube impersonating the voices and gestures of Israeli sports figures. The show enabled him to move to prime-time TV. Most satirized persons would be unfamiliar to non-Israeli viewers, however, with the possible exceptions of Yossi Benayoun and Eyal Berkowitz.