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The Ity and Fancy Cat Show returns tonight

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 10:00 AMShereita Grizzle
Ity (left) and Fancy Cat

Jamaica's favourite comedic duo, Ity and Fancy Cat will make their return to television tonight as the eighth season of the highly anticipated Ity and Fancy Cat Show makes its debut. Not only will tonight's show signal the premiere of another season of non-stop laughter, but will mark a historic 100th episode for the show, an accomplishment the crew described as extra special.

Scores of persons turned up at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Thursday night to witness history in the making at the show's first live recording session for season eight. Guests not only got the chance to be a part of the studio audience and catch the first glimpses of the skits for season eight, but they also got the opportunity to witness how much work goes into creating a for TV production such as the Ity and Fancy Cat Show. Patrons had to follow the instructions of the floor manager to the tee as any mistake could result in a complete do-over of that particular scene. It wasn't all work and no play for the audience though as they were treated to meal vouchers courtesy of sponsors KFC as well as goody bags from sponsors FLOW. The prizes came at a price though as they had to participate in the numerous activities dictated by the night's host, Dwight Ross. Ross who is also a comedian kept the audience busy with impromptu competitions. His wit and charm mesmerised the audience, and he had them totally captivated throughout the evening.

There was never a dull moment inside the auditorium as Ross had the audience erupting in laughter as he made light of several issues including hot topics such as the newly announced $25-million deal between the Jamaican Government and the government of the United Kingdom. Adding humour to a serious issue, Ross said that as a Jamaican woman, the prime minister had not fully mastered the art of negotiation. He said that Jamaican women were the best at getting what they want from men without giving them anything in return, so the prime minister should have found a way to get the money from the UK prime minister without promising him anything in return. The audience endorsed his statement with laughter of approval.

Four episodes for season eight were shot on Thursday night, and from previewing some of the skits ahead of the actual show, it is safe to say that TV land will be in for a treat. Up to their usual antics, Ity and Fancy Cat will seek to explore several issues in the eight season including the pros and cons of social media and new technology such as smart phones and tablets and the exploration of relationship issues. There will also be guest appearances from several well-known Jamaicans including Dahlia Harris. Kathy 'Tan Deh Deh' Grant will make her return to the show after recently giving birth to a baby girl and in addition to the skits, viewers will be treated to performances from several aspiring entertainers.

The show is back in its regular spot at 9 p.m., on TVJ.