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Laugh Africa Comedy Festival

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Internationally acclaimed comedian Eddie Griffin headlines the Laugh Africa Comedy Festival, sponsored by Savanna and Showmax

The festival hosts over 50 comedians across three diverse genres - English, Vernacular, and Afrikaans. It is a melting pot of styles and stories, featuring local favourites including Tumi Morake, Alfred Adriaan, Mashabela, Chris Mapane and many more. Social media comedy sensations also join the traditional stand-up acts, adding a modern twist to the comedic lineup.

In addition to the versatile lineup, the festival includes a comedy roast of a prominent South African media personality (tba).

The festival has introduced a daily festival pass, allowing attendees access to all shows on their ticketed day. Those who can’t make it to Johannesburg will not miss out on the fun as streaming platform Showmax is set to capture the festival's magic with a 13-part comedy stand-up series and a 90-minute roast.

The festival’s tagline, “And Still We Laugh,” encapsulates the festival's mission to offer joy and relief in unpredictable times. "Comedy is Africa’s secret weapon – a tool for celebration, resilience, and unity," says comedy veteran Stuart Taylor, the festival’s Creative Director.

Date: 5 to 7 April 2024

Time: Doors open @ 4pm on Fri & at 2pm on Sat & Sun

Price: R340 - R7500

Venue address: 161 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton

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Wheelchair accessibility: Unknown


Tel: +27 81 828 7660



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