The line-up this year is as impressive as the last, with award-winning comedians from home and abroad sharing the stage.

After being postponed late last year due to student protests, the full revised line ups for the Festival are as follows:

Stand Up Africa – Hosted by Basketmouth (Nigeria)

Six of the best comedians in Africa on one stage. The line-up includes Loyiso Madinga (South Africa), Eddie Kadi (Congo), Q Dube (Zimbabwe), Prince Abdi (Somalia), and Imran Yusuf (Kenya).

League of Nations – Hosted by Joey Rasdien (South Africa)

A unique comedy experience featuring 6 acts from 6 countries in a league of their own. The line-up includes Eric Lampaert (France), Igor Meerson (Russia), Eddy King (Canada), Cokey Falkow (South Africa), and Ahmed Bharoocha (USA).

Live from The Alex – Hosted by Nina Hastie (South Africa)

Showcasing trailblazing female comedic talent, the line-up includes Celeste Ntuli (South Africa), Athena Kugblenu (UK), Sofie Hagen (Denmark), Mel Jones (South Africa), and Angel Campey (South Africa).

Vernac Attack – Hosted by Tips Shampoonaizer (South Africa)

Vernac Attack features a hot line up of local comedians performing in their mother tongue. The line-up includes Summary, Roni Modimola, Noko Moswete, and Kedibone Mulaudzi (all South African).

Late Nite @ The Orbit – Hosted by Tats Nkonzo (South Africa)

This will be a late-night comedy and jazz extravaganza at the one and only Orbit Jazz Café.

The Friday line-up includes Kagiso Lediga (South Africa), Eddy King (Canada), Igor Meerson (Russia), Eric Lampaert (France), Jessica Michelle Singleton (USA), Basketmouth (Nigeria), and Eddie Kadi (Congo).

On Saturday, you can expect to see and hear Imran Yusuf (Kenya), Sofie Hagen (Denmark), Cokey Falkow (South Africa), Eric Lampaert (France), Ahmed Bharoocha (USA), Athena Kugblenu (UK), and Kagiso Lediga (South Africa).

“After the postponement of the Festival late last year due to the student protests, we are very excited to be back with our next edition of JICF and hope to build on the groundbreaking success of the inaugural installment,” said Festival director, Takunda Bimha. “With another whole new line-up, I can’t wait for our audiences to experience the exciting comedians we’ve assembled, both locally and from all over the world.”

The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival is supported by M-Net Movies, Kaya FM, City of Joburg, The Four Seasons Westcliff, DISCOP, Southpoint and the Montreux Comedy Festival (Switzerland).

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketpro, here.

For more information, visit www.jicf.co.za.