Joburg International Comedy Festival
It’s that time of the year again for the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival!
After a historic and groundbreaking inaugural installment in 2015, the Annual Johannesburg International Comedy Festival returns for its second take, what is set to be another comedy extravaganza!
The biggest independent international comedy festival in Africa will bring together over 50 local, continental and international comedians, performing in 13 shows across 6 venues in a 3 day spectacle.
Once again, very different shows will feature a diverse spectrum of comedians providing a unique multi-sensory comedy experience of an international standard across the festival.
“Local favourites will perform alongside some of the most talented comedians on the continent, as well as across the globe right here in the City of Gold!” says Festival Founder and Director, Takunda Bimha, “which is a manner we chose to celebrate local and continental talent on equal footing and weighting with international talent. We hope to continue in this vein and become Africa’s proud representative on the international comedy circuit.”
“The vision is to create a comedy festival in the truest sense,” adds Bimha, “by creating a platform that will contribute to the continued growth and development of standup comedy both locally and on the continent, whilst enhancing the appreciation for standup comedy as an art form.”
Date: 4th till 6th November 2016
Time: Opens at 12:00pm
Venue: Newtown, Braamfontein
Stand up comedy is a universal art form, which through the language of laughter transcends all barriers and boundaries between people. The past few years have been incredibly exciting for comedy on the continent as comedians such as Trevor Noah continue to break new ground and put African comedy on the global comedy map.
In the backdrop of these developments, the inaugural installment of the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival was launched and showcased a diverse line up consisting of 42 local, continental and international comedians performing across multiple venues in multiple shows in the inner city precincts of Braamfontein and Newtown.
Given the groundbreaking success of the festival last year, this property returns for its second edition from the 4th to the 6th of November 2016. Once again, it will endeavor to provide world-class premium entertainment whilst assisting the continued growth of stand up comedy in South Africa and on the continent.