SA comics do it Just For Laughs

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When you’re on the same bill as com­edy le­gends such as Dave Chapelle, Wanda Sykes and Sir Pa­trick Stewart, it’s prob­a­bly a sign that you’ve made it. Well, two of South Africa’s bright­est new comics have made it – and were due to per­form at the Just For Laughs Com­edy Fes­ti­val in Mon­treal, Canada, over the week­end.

Con­rad Koch, the mind be­hind the wildly pop­u­lar Ch­ester Miss­ing, and fun­ny­man Jason Go­liath formed part of the In­ter­na­tional Show­case pro­gramme, which runs within the broader fes­ti­val.

“This is re­ally cool. I’ve been work­ing on build­ing my con­cept and it’s al­ways im­por­tant to test it out on new au­di­ences,” Koch said to #Trend­ing, just mo­ments be­fore jet­ting off to Canada.

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah is prob­a­bly the most recog­nis­able South African co­me­dian, but the in­clu­sion of Koch and Go­liath sug­gests that other lo­cal co­me­di­ans are also be­ing no­ticed.

“For the long­est time be­cause of our pol­i­tics we were cut off from the in­ter­na­tional cir­cuit, so this is an awe­some op­por­tu­nity to make those in­ter­na­tional con­nec­tions,” ex­plained Koch.

Koch and Go­liath will be joined by Francesco de Carlo from Italy and Alex O’Dogherty from Spain. – Binwe Ade­bayo

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