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March 2019: Johannesburg International Comedy Festival comes back with its third edition

The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) will return for its third edition with over 40 local, continental and international comedians in March 2019.

Audiences are in for a mouthwatering treat with international superstars such as the enigmatic Dane Baptiste from the UK; Britain’s Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda from Malawi and the finest comedian performing in the United Arab Emirates, Ali Al Sayed forms part of the first wave of internationals coming to our shores.

The festival takes place at the Joburg Theatre, from Thursday, 14 March to Sunday, 17 March 2019.

Performing alongside our guest comedians will be some of Mzansi’s finest talents such as Loyiso Gola, John Vlismas, Tumi Morake, Conrad Koch and Chester Missing, Kagiso Lediga, Schalk Bezuidenhout amongst others to be confirmed in due course. In keeping with its commitment to providing a platform for young and exciting talent, JICF is proud to provide Tsitsi Chiumya, KG Mokgadi and Prins with their debut showings at the Festival.

With more comedians to be added to the lineup, more shows coming to the programme and in an exciting development, the Festival moving into its new home – the iconic Joburg Theatre; this may turn out to be the best instalment of JICF yet.

The lineup of Festival shows so far is as follows:

League of Nations
Nelson Mandela Stage, Joburg Theatre
Friday, 15 March 2019 at 20h30

Stand Up Africa
A laugh out loud comedy show featuring the best comedians from all over Africa.
Nelson Mandela Stage, Joburg Theatre
Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 18h30

Fire In The Hole
A no holds barred comedy show that will be too raw for television and will carry an age restriction of no under 21s.
Nelson Mandela Stage, Joburg Theatre
Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 21h00

One Night Stands
Featuring:
Loyiso Gola – Unlearning
The Fringe, Joburg Theatre
Friday, 15 March 209 at 19h00

Schalk Bezuidenhout – Snorseun (Show in Afrikaans)
The Fringe, Joburg Theatre
Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 17h30

Tickets range from R 150 to R 250 and are now available at www.joburgtheatre.com.

 

Source: JK Thembi for Ytainment News

 

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