What Is It?

Cannabliss explores the many uses over the years to which humans have put cannabis – including the most obvious one. It’s a 10 000-year amble through history, stopping to smoke the flowers. Or, perhaps Cannabliss is a lecture with jokes, exploring hemp’s myriad industrial uses, from rope, textiles, and building material, to food, paper, bioplastics, biofuel and more.

There will be stoner jokes, too, of course (assuming Alyn remembers them all) – and a look at the medical research – but he hopes to convince even people who have no interest in ingesting weed that prohibition does more harm than good. ‘Are we really refusing to tackle rural poverty with a miracle crop because it makes some people giggle?’ he asks, rhetorically.

Don't miss this hilarious look into the world of cannabis at Parker's Comedy and Jive at Montecasino. It's on for one night only, so don't hesitate (or forget) to book your tickets!

When Is It?

Sunday, 08 September 2019 at 19:00 - 21:30.

Where Is It?

Parker's Comedy and Jive, Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R80 - R100 per person and may be purchased online via Quicket.

For more information

Visit their website for further details, or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/ParkersComedyandJive

Twitter - twitter.com/ParkersComedy

Instagram - instagram.com/parkerscomedy

Contact them on 011 511 0081 / 2 or via email at [email protected]

What Is It?

The time has come, for the grilling to begin. The talented Lifetime Achiever Recipient, Soli Philander is ready to be under the fire of a hilarious session in Grilling Of A Lifetime - Soli Philander.

After the Savanna Comics' Choice Awards announcement that comedian, director and all-round experienced, Soli will be the Lifetime Achiever Recipient this year. Comedians couldn't wait for the announcement of the Grilling. The event will be taking place at the Parkers Comedy And Jive.

Come and enjoy the rib-cracking humour with us.

Get your tickets now, space is limited.

When Is It?

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 20:00

Where Is It?

Parkers Comedy And Jive, Shop 24, Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R120 per person, get your tickets  Here.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit the Website.

Melville Comedy Club 

The Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch closed down in early May, much to the dismay of comedy fans. But, there was really no need to worry, as the Goliath's had been busy setting up a new comedy club in trendy Melville. The Melville Comedy Club officially opened in February 2019. It is now well on its way to becoming one of the top comedy clubs in Joburg. The stage has featured big names such as Nina Hastie, Lihle Msimang, Mark Banks and, of course, the three Goliaths - Jason, Nicholas and Donovan. This up-and-coming comedy spot also welcomes newcomers to the comedy scene to risk it all on their stage. If you are looking for a super cool vibe and some serious laughs, check out the Melville Comedy Club.

What's On:

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event updates.

Details: 1, 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg | 011 431 1297 | [email protected]

Comedy Clubs

The Box Comedy

The Box Comedy is another Goliath and Goliath project. In partnership with POPArt Theatre, they bring audiences monthly comedy shows featuring the biggest and best in the industry. Hosted at the UJ Arts Centre Con Cowan Theatre, this show offers students, academics and the public an opportunity to catch the best in the business live. Tickets cost between *R30 - R100, which is a fraction of the usual price for a show like this.

What's On:

The next Out the Box Comedy event will be held at the UJ Arts Centre Con Cowan Theatre on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 at 19:30. Get your tickets here.

Follow The Box Comedy on Facebook for event updates.

Details: UJ Bunting Road Campus, Bunting Rd, Auckland Park, Johannesburg | 011 559 1476 | [email protected]

Comedy Clubs

Parker's Comedy & Jive

Parker's at Montecasino is one of the more well-known comedy clubs in the city. This house of funny has been operating since December 2008. They are now the proud home of the most authentic comedy South Africa has to offer. With shows from Thursday to Saturday, this place is always abuzz with eager comedians and happy audiences. Parker's is also the host of Comedy Central Africa's Laugh In Your Language.

What's On:

Your favourite 'cousin' is coming to Parker's this July. That's right, the hilarious Barry Hilton will be headlining a special one-night only show on Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Click here for more information.

Follow Parker's Comedy & Jive on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event updates.

Details: Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg | 011 511 0081 | [email protected]

Comedy Clubs

The Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City is undoubtedly Joburg's premier comedy venue. Seating 1 100 guests, this opera style theatre regularly hosts comedy specials, including past Comedy Central Africa Roast events. Big comedy shows are also usually filmed here, so if you want to hear your laugh live on DVD, attend one of their events.

What's On:

Mpho Popps is bringing his new show, Black In My Day to the Lyric this August. This comic genius will take you on a journey of memory - exploring his childhood, school days and his upbringing through his unique brand of funny. The show will take place on Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 20:00. Get your tickets at Computicket.

Details: Northern Parkway &, Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg | 011 248 5168 

The Lyric Theatre

Joburg Theatre

Joburg Theatre hosts the annual Johannesburg International Comedy Festival which takes place every March. This three day comedy festival features over 50 of the best local and international stand up comedians. However, if you happen to miss this epic festival of funny, Joburg Theatre will make sure you are kept laughing all year round. They have recently introduced a monthly feature called Thugz of Comedy. Held on the last Saturday of every month, these shows are a must-see for seasoned comedy show goers looking for fresh talent to enjoy.

What's On:

Click here to see upcoming Thugz of Comedy events.

Follow Joburg Theatre on Facebook or Twitter for more information.

Details: 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg | 011 877 6800 | [email protected]

Comedy

Auto & General Theatre on the Square

The Auto & General Theatre at Nelson Mandela Square is a comedy lover's paradise. An intimate 200 seater venue, this theatre is ideal for stand up sets. As such, they regularly host Joburg's top comedians, including the likes of Nik Robinowitz, Ndumiso Lindi and Jason Goliath. This venue is great for date nights, too. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner on the Square before hitting up a show.

What's On:

The gentleman of SA comedy, Ndumiso Lindi will be on stage at the Theatre on the Square this July. His new show, Boys Don't Cry in July, is dedicated to his father.

Alternatively, catch Jason Goliath at the theatre later in the year. He will be bringing audiences to their knees with laughter in his second one-man show, Couples Only in October.

Click here for further information and show dates.

Follow the Auto & General Theatre on the Square on Facebook or Twitter for event updates.

Details: Nelson Mandela Square, West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg | 011 883 8606 | [email protected]

Auto & General Theatre on the Square

By Tarryn Jameson

Do you know of any other comedy clubs in Joburg? Let us know about them! 

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What Is It?

Parker's Comedy  and Jive is bringing you more of the funniest comedians over the festive season. The lineup this December includes:

5 - 7 December 2019

12 - 14 December 2019

19 - 21 December 2019

26 - 28 December 2019

Note: The lineups are subject to change

When Is It?

Thursday, 05 December 2019 - Saturday, 28 December 2019.

Where Is It?

Parker's Comedy and Jive, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R120 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information

For more information visit the Parker's website.

What Is It?

Parker’s Comedy And Jive features the best comedians for their Comedy Nights every week, giving audiences the opportunity to see SA’s finest up against top-quality comics from the UK and the USA. And this November, the laughs keep coming with another fire lineup.

This week’s lineup features:

So grab your tickets today!

When Is It?

Thursday, 15 November 2018 - Friday, 16 November 2018 at 20:00 daily

Where Is It?

Parker's Comedy And Jive, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R120 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information visit their website.

What Is It?

Parker's Comedy And Jive features the best comedians for their Comedy Nights every week, giving audiences the opportunity to see SA's finest up against top-quality comics from the UK and the USA.

This week's lineup features:

So grab your ticket for a night of hilarity.

When Is It?

Thursday, 8 November 2018 -  Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 21:00

Where Is It?

Parker's Comedy And Jive, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R120 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information visit Computicket or the Parker's website

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