Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, JICF 2019 comedy line-up, #JICF #FunnyAThe Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) returns to the city of gold with a mouth-watering feast of world-class comedy over four consecutive days of side-splitting funny.

Presented by 947, the biggest independent international comedy festival in Africa, JICF rolls out its third edition with over 40 local, continental and international comedians taking over the Nelson Mandela and The Fringe Theatres at Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, from Thursday, 14 March to Sunday, 17 March 2019.

See Dane Baptiste comedian at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival 2019
Dane Baptiste

‘All sorts of craziness’

Audiences are in for a treat with international superstars such as 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. More international acts to be confirmed.

Performing alongside South African 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 keeping with its commitment to providing a platform for young talent, JICF is hosting Tsitsi Chiumya, KG Mokgadi and Prins for their debut showings.

“I’m thrilled to announce the return of the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival. While we’ve been away – all sorts of craziness has gone down and the world has continued to be a funny place. What better way to laugh at all the goings-on than to do so with some of the funniest men and women performing in comedy today,” says Takunda Bimha, Founder and Director for JICF.

The Festival is moving into its new home – the Joburg Theatre.

Comedian Loyiso Gola is at JICF 2019
Loyiso Gola is at JICF 2019

JICF 2019 comedy line-up  

League of Nations – hosted by Conrad Koch & Chester Missing (SA) Featuring hilarious comedians from all over the world, this show has no borders.
Nelson Mandela Stage, Joburg Theatre
Friday, 15 March 2019, 8.30pm

Stand Up Africa – hosted by Tumi Morake (South Africa)
A laugh out loud comedy show featuring the best comedians from all over Africa.
Nelson Mandela Stage, Joburg Theatre
Saturday, 16 March 2019, 6.30pm

Fire In The Hole – hosted by John Vlismas (South Africa)
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, 9pm

One Night Stands – An intimate experience with your favourite comedians flying solo:
Loyiso Gola – Unlearning
The Fringe, Joburg Theatre
Friday, 15 March 209 at 7pm
Schalk Bezuidenhout – Snorseun (Show in Afrikaans)
The Fringe, Joburg Theatre
Saturday, 16 March 2019, 5.30pm

What: The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival 2019
JICF 2019 where: The Joburg Theatre
When: Thursday, 14 March to Sunday, 17 March 2019
JICF times, comedians:
 www.jicf.co.za
Joburg Comedy festival tickets: R150 to R250, www.joburgtheatre.com, 0861 670 670
JICF hashtags: Facebook: Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, or Twitter: @JICF_SA and Instagram: @JICF_SA using the #JICF #FunnyAF hashtags
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