Trending Comics starts their tour this month and while they’re talking Batman, Wonder Woman or The Avengers, these are certainly some of the hottest young comedians performing in the country today!

What is Trending Comics?

Trending Comics is a spin-off of the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF), which is fast achieving global recognition for how it brings together comedians from all over the world to perform alongside the very best local and continental talent. The third edition of JICF will be held in March 2018. As stand-up comedy continues to explode locally, Trending Comics will give the broader South African audience a taste and feel of the festival experience.

The tour starts at the Cape Town Comedy Club, recently listed in the ‘Top 10 Comedy Clubs in the World’ on Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 October 2017 and hits the 031 Comedy Club in Morningside, Durban on Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29 October, before closing the curtain on this inaugural edition at The Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Friday and Saturday, 3 and 4 November.

In its debut South African show, Trending Comics will feature a stellar line-up of local comedic superheroes Schalk Bezuidenhout, Robby Collins, Loyiso Madinga and Neil Green in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. As if that wasn’t enough firepower comedy in one ensemble, there will be different comedic heavyweight hosts in each city: Kurt Schoonraad (Cape Town), Carvin Goldstone (Durban) and Donovan Goliath (Johannesburg). Ever since the notion of ‘trending’ emerged on social media, it has become a global obsession – everyone wants to trend and everyone wants to see what’s trending! So get ready to hit those comedy hashtags when #TrendingComics comes to town!


Cape Town

Dates: 20 and 21 October 2017

Venue: Cape Town Comedy Club

Time: 8:30pm. Doors open 6pm

Tickets: R190 available at Computicket


Dates: 28 and 29 October 2017

Venue: Station 43

Time: 6pm

Tickets: R150 available at Quicket


Dates: 3 and 4 November

Venue: The Goliath Comedy Club, Melrose Arch

Time: 8pm.Doors open 7pm

Tickets: R150 available at Goliath Comedy Club

Source and images: Total Exposure