UJ hosts comedy marathon

Lakin Morgan-Baatjies

This April  UJ Arts and Culture will present its first-ever UJ Weekend of Stand-up, to take place at the UJ Arts Centre in Auckland Park.

  A division of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (FADA), UJ Arts and Culture partners with Goliath and Goliath to bring the biggest and newest names in comedy to the University of Johannesburg on 3 and 4 April.

  A comedy marathon of 25 of South Africa’s hottest up-and-coming comedians will take to the stage on Friday 3 April, each with a five-minute slot to prove their mettle. This rapid-fire show includes the likes of Gilli Apter, Lindy Johnson, Lihle Msimang, Tsitsi Chiumya, Eric Jansen, Bongani Dube, Q Dube, Kedibone Mulaudzi, Gino Fernandez, Wazi Kunene, Vuyi Xaba, Punch Gasela, Bexta, Isuru Jenasena, Andrew Mac, Gavin Kelly, Cobus Van Rensburg, Thabiso Mhlongo, Abuti Lolo and Claudine Ullman, and many more.

  On 4 April UJ Arts and Culture will host the multi-award-winning comedians Jason, Donovan and Nicholas Goliath who will headline the UJ Weekend of Stand-up in this one-night-only performance. One of the most formidable comedy acts in the country, Goliath and Goliath deliver a repertoire of on-point material that will leave audiences in stitches.

  UJ Arts and Culture’s Arts Academy stand-up students will be mentored by Goliath and Goliath in a series of Master Classes to work on their comedic wit, charm and delivery.

UJ Arts and Culture producer Karabo Mtshali says creating opportunities for students to interact with and learn from professionals often lead to employment opportunities.   “The outcome of this engagement, however, will see the student with the most promise put their new-found skills to the test by joining the comedy marathon,” she adds.

  All performances will take place at the UJ Arts Centre on the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park. Visit for more information.

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