Three Zim comics set for Swaziland International Comedy Festival

Three Zimbabwean comedians will be among 20 performers at the Swaziland International Comedy Festival from the 26th to the 29th of April 2017.

The award-winning Clive Chigubu, Long John and Farhan Esat.

Clive Chigubu

Chigubu is a hugely popular comedian in these parts and has graced stages with his signature Yeeeye at the Harare International Festival of the Arts, Shoko Festival, Simuka Comedy, Bang Bang Comedy Club among others.

Long John has toured extensively within Zimbabwe (also did HIFA and Shoko) with a career registering growth particularly in the last 18 months after labouring in the open mic and smaller club circles of local comedy.

South Africa based Esat has two Comic Choice Awards nominations to his name as well touring as an opening act for Carl Joshua Ncube’s Feel Good Zimbabwe  of 2014 and Riaad Moosa’s best of shows in 2015. He also opened for Anne Kansiime’s show in Harare at the Rainbow Towers Hotel and Conference Centre in 2016.

Other international comedians include Kedibone Mulaudzi (SA) and Rich Lyons (USA).

The 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.