Three Zimbabwean comics are set to perform at a comedy festival in Swaziland from the 26th to Saturday the 29th of April 2017.
The three comedians Clive Chigubu, Long John and Farhan Esat will be among 20 continental and international comedians performing at the inaugural edition of the festival. The Swaziland International Comedy Festival, #SICFEST, will be a three day comedy feast hosted at multiple venues.
Some of th continental and international comedians on the line-up include Mdura (Swaziland), Masapo Mpiti (Lesotho), Lileka (Namibia) and Rich Lyons (USA).
Known for joking about his height, Long John got his break through Simuka Comedy Club in 2012. He has toured Zimbabwe as well as traveled regionally and internationally including the UK. He has shared the stage with a number of big names in comedy including Loyiso Gola , Tall Ass Mo, Jason Goliath and more. He has also performed at the Parkers comedy club, Soweto theatre, HIFA and Shoko festival.
Hailing from Bulawayo, award winning comedian Clive Chigubu is popularly known. for his social commentary. He has performed at Intwasa Festival, Shoko Festival, HIFA, Protest Arts Festival and Easter Festival in Malawi.
South African based comedian Farhan Esat has opened up for some of the biggest names in comedy including Carl Joshua Ncube, Riaad Moosa as well as being a supporting act for comedy queen Anne Kansiime. He has performed at prestigious venues such as Parker’s Comedy & Jive, the South Africa State Theatre and the Cape Town Comedy Club. Farhan is a two time nominee at the South African Comics Choice Awards.
The Swaziland International Comedy Festival also produces three flagship development programs: Raw Comedy, Swaziland’s biggest open mic competition; a national comedy competition for high school students; and Deadly Funny an Indigenous comedy performance that celebrates the unique humour of Indigenous language.