Joburg hosts international comedy festival

Ntombi Mashaba

The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) returns with another feast of comedy over four days, promising to be one of the biggest celebrations of funny on the continent for 2020.

  The festival rolls out its fourth edition with over 30 local, continental and international comedians taking over The Mandela, Lesedi and theatres at the Joburg Theatre precinct in Braamfontein, from 15 to 18 April.

  Audiences looking to great comedy from the best comedians Africa and the globe has to offer, or just wanting to experience a fun night out are in for a massive treat this year.

  Once again, South Africa will be strongly represented by some of its funniest men and women. The Mzansi contingent for the 2020 instalment includes Jason Goliath, Celeste Ntuli, Mpho Popps, Kagiso Lediga, Joey Rasdien, Conrad Koch and Chester Missing, Tats Nkonzo, Rob van Vuuren, Robby Collins, Mojak Lehoko, Yaaseen Barnes, Thabiso Mhlongo, Lindy Johnson, Ebenaezer Dibakwane among others to be confirmed in due course.

  The continental and international comedians are set to be announced very soon. Over the next few weeks, more shows and comedy talent will be added to the festival line-up with every indication of another bumper comedy extravaganza in store.

  “The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival is back with a bang this year. We are thrilled to bring over 30 of the most exciting acts in SA, the continent and the globe to Johannesburg for a few days of exceptional comedy and memorable fun. We are looking to build on the successes of the previous editions and provide our audiences with another unforgettable comedy experience,” says Takunda Bimha, Founder and Director for JICF.

   The age restriction for all comedy shows is 16 years old.

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