Johannesburg International Comedy Festival

Sandton To Host 2022 Johannesburg International Comedy Festival

The Maslow Hotel and the Theatre on The Square in Sandton will play host to the 2022 Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) with a mouth-watering feast of comedy taking place over six hilariously jam-packed days.


  • The JICF returns with over 30 comedians performing in 9 shows over 6 days.
  • This marks the festival’s debut showing in Sandton since its inception in 2015.
  • The JICF runs from March 24 to 29 and tickets are priced from R200.
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Having just showcased its mini-festival brand, COVID RELIEF in October last year, this year’s JICF festival promises to be one of the most exciting celebrations of comedy on the continent. JICF is set to deliver some desperately needed laughs this year, offering some much-needed comedic relief during yet another pandemic year.


The largest independent international comedy festival in Africa, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF), rolls out its sixth edition with over 30 local, continental and international comedians coming to Sandton.


The festival continues with its longstanding tradition of featuring the hottest South African acts in the land performing alongside up-and-coming talent. This year’s much-anticipated Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) line-up includes the likes of Jason Goliath, Mpho Popps, Tats Nkonzo, Conrad Koch, Robby Collins, Suhayl Essa, Tracey-Lee Oliver, Isabella Jane, Loyiso Madinga, KG Mokgadi, Ndumiso Lindi, Thabiso Mhlongo, Kate Pinchuck, Chris Forrest, Bash with Tash, Rob van Vuuren and Carvin Goldstone to name just a few.


Continental acts confirmed thus far are African giants Salvado (Uganda), Q Dube (Zimbabwe), and Akau Jambo (Sudan) who are set to impress Sandton audiences with their unique Afrocentric style of comedy.


With strict adherence to all COVID protocols, this unique comedy showcase will also involve panel discussions, podcasts, behind-the-scenes digital content, photo ops, and after-show drinks – all of which fans can partake in throughout the six-day laughter and entertaining experience. The age restriction for all comedy shows is 18 years old.

Given the times, we are beyond excited to be hosting our next edition of JICF! The overwhelming response to our mini-festival property COVID Relief, staged late last year, served to confirm that Joburg is ready to embrace live comedy again and laugh the pandemic blues away (if only for a few nights).

// Founder and Director for JICF, Takunda Bimha


Over the next few weeks, more shows and talent will be added to the festival line-up. Tickets are limited and are available at


For more information on the various Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) showtimes, line-ups, and comedians, you can also visit


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