Though penicillin is good for curing mostly anything, it has the downside of being something some people are allergic to and doing absolutely nothing for your physique. A good belly laugh, on the other hand, cures a lot of ills, brightens cloudy moods and simultaneously exercises the abdomen. Rely on better medicine and pay R100 for a ticket to the Soweto Comedy Festival (State of the nation’s WRONG address), valued at R200.
Known to fans as the only comedy festival where fresh comedy
and a barrel full of belly-laughs is all but guaranteed, the Soweto Comedy
Festival, now in its sixth year, is famous for constantly providing new ways to tickle your funny-bone.
Introducing a plethora of new talent each year, as well as leaving space for
the established acts you’ve come to know and love, there’s something to have
even the most stoic clutching their sides with laughter.
This year sees the comedy festival take on a new twist as the comedians will be having their own State of the NAtion address. Dishing out the funniest gags and jokes about Jacob Zuma, the local and international comedians are heelbent on providing side-splitting comedy. The cherry on the top of the comical sundae is this year's main host, producer and founder of the festival, Kedibone Mulaudzi. Having shared the stage with the likes of Chris Rock and a regular host of the weekly Soweto Premium Comedy Nights, Joburg Premium Comedy Nights at Darkie Cafe, Anderson Street, Tshwane Comedy Nights at The South African State Theatre, there was no one better to host this rpetsigious comedy event tht has been sold out every year since its inception.
Apart from serving up a diverse line-up of South Africa’s
best never-before-seen and well-known side-splitters, the atmosphere of the
festival is also known to be nothing short of fireworks – not real fireworks,
obviously. With nights for the newbies and show-cases for the heavy-hitters,
the Soweto Comedy Festivals offers off-the-wall comedy and a few days of
shenanigans that are bound to coax a giggle or two from you.