Michael McIntyre Live at The Coca Cola Dome

Michael McIntyre

South Africa’s love of comedy has seen a steady stream of the world’s best comedians visit our shores in recent years. This pattern continues this month when the best-selling, British comic Michael McIntyre entertains Cape Town and Joburg for just one night in each city. Michael McIntyre is probably best known to South African audiences from his televised appearances in Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Although seen grinning through your TV set, McIntyre is particularly adept as a live, stand up comedian. In fact, his 2012 tour got him into The Guinness Book of Records as the biggest-selling comedian ever, with over 70 000 tickets sold for his shows in the United Kingdom alone. McIntyre                  


Catch Eddie Izzard Live at the Sandton Convention Centre this June

Eddie Izzard Force Majeure

Does Eddie Izzard really need an introduction? Is there even a concise way to describe the skills and comic mastery of a man regarded by many as a modern day reincarnation of the talents of Spike Milligan, Peter Cook and Monty Python? Perhaps not. What can be said is that when Mr Izzard visits your city, you go to his show. Well, on June 21 and 22 this year Eddie Izzard will be performing his latest show Force Majeure at The Sandton Convention Centre, right here in Joburg. For those who think that stand up comedy is all about swearing, insults and sex, you have clearly not experienced the raw genius of Eddie Izzard. Following on from such 90s masterpieces as Unrepeatable, Definite Article and Dress to Kill, Eddie’s more recent                  


Deep Fried Man Live at Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Montecasino

Deep Fried Man at Parkers

The past few years have seen the rise and rise of local comic, Deep Fried Man. With his musical talents, quick tongue and supreme observational skills, he puts on a totally unique and engaging show. If you are looking for a great way to end 2012, we firmly recommend seeing him at Montecasino’s Parker’s Comedy & Jive where he is performing until 29 December. Stand up comedy is a performance style that has moved rapidly from small roomed, vaudeville-tinged toilet humour to shows that can sell out massive sports stadia. The content has also evolved, now questioning all things from economics and religion to politics and social development. In South Africa, our own stand up scene has boomed in recent years, as many a quick-witted                  

Night Life

Russell Peters

Russell Peters Comedian

Comedy at its best in the City of Gold Joburg is mostly associated with careers, the economy and all the cultural interactions and events that make up big city life.  In recent years, another side of the city has emerged and established itself in a big way- its burgeoning comedy scene.  From the exceptional local talents of the likes of John Vlismas, Trevor Noah and David Kau, to top class, international visitors such as Chris Rock, Eddie Izzard and John Cleese, the funny side of Joburg has quickly become a thing of comedy beauty.  This coming weekend it will be hit hard by another, high profile funnyman. For thousands of comedy fans around the world, it does not get better than Russell Peters.  This