Comedy In The City

There’s nothing more uplifting than a healthy dose of laughter. And to tickle that funny bone, here is a list of the side-splitting shows that’ll be taking centre stage throughout the city! 


Parker’s Comedy & Jive

  • Date: Friday, 21 June 2019 – Friday, 30 August 2019.
  • Venue: Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg.

They say it’s a great night out! And we couldn’t agree more. Looking for something different, and something that will make you laugh? We have just the perfect event for you to attend. This is the very best of South African and international stand-up-comedy in a show that changes every week. Hilarious comedy in an up-market, safe and convenient environment. They will be giving you various dates to choose from. Also giving you the best of the best in comedy; Tony King, Prins, Mo Vawda, Dave Levinsohn, Trevor Gumbi, Francois van As, Chris Mapane, Kedibone Mulaudzi, Bongani Dube, Tips and many more. Click here to check out the different dates they have.

Parker's Comedy & Jive

Blacks Only – Cabinet reshuffle

  • Date: Friday, 26 July 2019 – Saturday, 27 July 2019.
  • Venue: Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg.

What started as a one-night only comedy show in 2004, has become one of the biggest comedy brands in the country and the most anticipated event on the comedy calendar, showcasing the country’s best comedians. The evening will also showcase award-winning comedians along with some fresh talent. Blacks Only Comedy Show is no stranger to edgy topics and close-to-the-bone humour, and promises not to disappoint as per usual.

Mark Banks On Ice

  • Date: Wednesday, 05 June – Sunday, 30 June 2019.
  • Venue: Pieter Toerien Studio Theatre, Montecasino, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Comedian Mark Banks returns to the stage with his all new one-man stand up special, Mark Banks On Ice! In celebration of Mark’s 60th birthday, and of course you are invited to join him for this laugh-a-minute retinue. Mark will amaze you with his particular brand of comedy, all the while jete-ing across the stage of the redecorated Studio Theatre. You are bound to be wowed by Mark’s intellect and his awesome dance moves. See you there folks!

Mark Banks On Ice

Single Partner

  • Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 20:00.
  • Venue: Big Top Arena at Carnival City, Century Road, Elsburg Road, Carnival City, Brakpan, Johannesburg.

Remember this guy? Think Idols Wooden Mic, ring any bells? He appeared with his selling line ‘iyenzeka lento’, see we told you, you would remember! Join in on this comedy show as Siyanda Maphumulo takes us through an uproarious 60 minute show of day-to-day experiences. Born and bred in KZN, and doing a comedy show in Jozi shows how versatile and assertive this young man is about his craft as he does it in his home language (IsiZulu). People love him on these social media streets, so we’re sure you’re familiar with him. They say laughter is the best medicine and we cannot argue that, so through his comedy special he hopes to influence people to change their perception about life and to better their lives by laughing through those every day challenges. Click here for more information.

Blame it on Bianca Del Rio

  • Date: Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 20:00.
  • Venue: Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg.

She sold out the last time she was in town and this time around she is coming back, the Queen of Mean has announced she will be returning to Cape Town and Joburg in August 2019 with her brand new comedy show ‘It’s Jester Joke’. This is her most ambitious world solo drag show to date, the self-proclaimed ‘Clown in a Gown’ tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life.

Blame it on Bianca Del Rio

Groet Die Grotman 2

  • Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019 – Sunday, 13 October 2019.
  • Venue: Mardi Gras Theatre at Carnival City, Century Road, Elsburg Road, Carnival City, Brakpan, Johannesburg.

It can be a touchy subject to some, and a fun experience for others when we make fun of both men and women. C’mon let’s loosen up shall we? No harm has ever come through laughing at how different we are from each other. This Groet Die Grotman 2 show showcases how different men and women are from each other, this is the chance for you to come laugh at yourselves and let’s have some fun! This show is ideal for any marriage and if you attend this one you get to welcome Wynand van Vollenstee as the hilarious new Grotman.

Radio Raps

  • Date: Saturday, 19 October 2019.
  • Venue: Big Top Arena at Carnival City, Century Road, Elsburg Road, Carnival City, Brakpan, Johannesburg.

I think we all can do with a little laughter, maybe a lot of it, no holding back, let it all out! And we thought who else could ever dish funny jokes better than the one and only Jonathan of Radio Raps. They say life is short but it’s the longest thing you’ll ever do. The show is titled Long Story Short, and it deals with the seriousness of life. Jonathan is not popular simply because he is funny but he uses his sense of humour to share opinions on life-related and relevant issues. Jonathan opens his mind, inspires his audience, brings social awareness and changes perspectives. When these features combine, the outcome is extremely significant and moving. So don’t you dare miss it!

Radio Raps

Savanna Comics Choice Awards

This is an anticipated event happening this year, being one of the biggest events for comedians and their audiences and this being their 9th annual event, this year it’s bound to be big. Celebrating the Comedy Industry throughout Africa. And yet again this year it’s going to be bigger as they dive into their “Funny Money” theme. For 2019, the Savanna CCA’s continues to evolve. Funny Money – like the Loch Ness monster, money in the comedy industry is rumoured to be huge and fantastic. But no one seems to ever see it, except for very few who don’t seem to have any proof. The topic of funny money remains a mystery to many. So, to catch it make sure you’re there! For more information click here!

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