Johannesburg International Comedy Festival


It’s not the kind of COVID relief we’ve become accustomed to over the past few months! The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) and Radisson RED are bringing back the laughs.


  • JICF takes place from October 1 – 3 at Radisson RED in Rosebank with over 30 of the hottest comedians in town.
  • The comedic line-up includes Gilli Apter, Donovan Goliath, Dillan Oliphant, and more.
  • Tickets at R155 per ticket include a beer or wine on the menu.
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During a time where there has generally been little to laugh about, this October JICF and Radisson RED in Rosebank will stage a mini comedy festival aptly titled ‘COVID RELIEF’. The shows are set to deliver some desperately needed laughs over three hilariously jam-packed days, offering some comedic relief during this pandemic year, befittingly with some help from the Department of Arts & Culture.


Johannesburg International Comedy Festival
Staged from October 1 – 3 at Radisson RED in Rosebank, over 30 of the hottest comedians in town will be dishing out laughter and happiness.

The pandemic has been such a difficult time for so many of us that we at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, along with our partners, have decided to create a comedy experience to bring some cathartic comedy relief during these dark times. Not only do we want to bring back some laughter and levity but also pay homage to our amazing comedians whose stage time and very livelihoods have been compromised over the past year or so. Comedy my old friend….how we’ve missed you.

// Founder and Director for JICF, Takunda Bimha


From a comedy palate perspective, there will be something for every kind of comedic sensibility at this year’s festival. Featuring the hottest up-and-coming acts right across to comedy heavyweights, the ‘COVID RELIEF’ comedic line-up includes the likes of Jason Goliath, Sifiso Nene, David Kau, Celeste Ntuli, Ndumiso Lindi, Joey Rasdien, Mpho Popps, Nina Hastie, Robby Collins, Lindy Johnson, Tsitsi Chiumya, Alfred Adriaan, Siya Seya, Tats Nkonzo, Loyiso Madinga, Lihle Msimang and many more!


‘COVID RELIEF’ will feature eight entertaining shows with strict adherence to all COVID protocols. It will remain small and intimate but still deliver on the big laughs with this impressive line-up of comedy talent. This unique comedy showcase will also involve panel discussions, podcasts, behind-the-scenes digital content, photo opportunities, masks, hand sanitizer, and after-show drinks – all of which fans can partake in.


Tickets are limited so get yours at fast! For more information on the various showtimes, line-ups, and comedians, you can also visit Tickets at R155 per ticket and includes a beer or wine on the menu. The age restriction for all comedy shows is 18 years old.


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