Africa’s premiere comedy festival is back with its second edition of laugh out loud laughs. The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) will once again showcase the best in local, continental and international comedy in and around the Braamfontein precinct from 31 March – 1 April.


The line-up this year is as impressive as the last, with award winning comedians from home and abroad sharing the stage. The mouthwatering feast of comedy on offer is sure to cater for every taste and will no doubt leave audiences wheezing for more.


After being postponed late last year due to student protests, the full revised line ups for the Festival are as follows;


Stand Up Africa – Hosted by Basketmouth (Nigeria)

6 of the best comedians in Africa on one stage! Africa Stand Up!!!

LINE-UP: Loyiso Madinga (SA), Eddie Kadi (Congo), Q Dube (Zimbabwe), Prince Abdi (Somalia), Imran Yusuf (Kenya)


The hottest local, continental and international comedians join forces in the Braamfontein precinct to bring you the funniest weekend of your life!


This will be another international comedy extravaganza featuring talent from all over the world such as the USA, Russia, Nigeria, Denmark, Kenya, UK, Canada, Zimbabwe, France, Congo, Somalia alongside a strong South African contingent as we celebrate the universal language of laughter!



League of Nations – Hosted by Joey Rasdien (South Africa)

A unique comedy experience featuring 6 acts from 6 countries in a league of their own!

LINE-UP: Eric Lampaert (France), Igor Meerson (Russia), Eddy King (Canada),

Cokey Falkow (SA), Ahmed Bharoocha (USA)


Live from The Alex – Hosted by Nina Hastie (South Africa)

Showcasing trailblazing female comedic talent! You’ll be laughing your *** off!

LINE-UP: Celeste Ntuli (SA), Athena Kugblenu (UK), Sofie Hagen (Denmark), Mel Jones (SA), Angel Campey (SA)


Vernac Attack – Hosted by Tips Shampoonaizer (South Africa)

Vernac Attack features a hot line up of local comedians performing in their mother tongue!

LINE-UP (SA): Summary, Roni Modimola, Noko Moswete, Kedibone Mulaudzi


Late Nite @ The Orbit – Hosted by Tats Nkonzo (South Africa)

This will be a late-night comedy and jazz extravaganza at the one and only Orbit Jazz Café


 FRIDAY LINE-UP: Kagiso Lediga (SA), Eddy King (Canada), Igor Meerson (Russia), Eric Lampaert (France), Jessica Michelle Singleton (USA), Basketmouth (Nigeria), Eddie Kadi (Congo)


SATURDAY LINE-UP: Imran Yusuf (Kenya), Sofie Hagen (Denmark), Cokey Falkow (SA), Eric Lampaert (France), Ahmed Bharoocha (USA), Athena Kugblenu (UK), Kagiso Lediga (SA),


“After the postponement of the Festival late last year due to the student protests, we are very excited to be back with our next edition of JICF and hope to build on the groundbreaking success of the inaugural installment,” said Festival Director, Takunda Bimha. “With another whole new line-up, I can’t wait for our audiences to experience the exciting comedians we’ve assembled, both locally and from all over the world.”


The second edition of JICF promises to be another world class comedy extravaganza – one not to be missed or you’ll be left with an epic case of FOMO! Get your tickets today and prepare to be blown away!


The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival is proudly supported by M-Net Movies, Kaya FM, City of Joburg, The Four Seasons Westcliff, DISCOP, Southpoint and the Montreux Comedy Festival (Switzerland)


Tickets for all shows are available from at Ticketpros ranging from R75 (for students) – R300.


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