Comedy Central Is Launching Annual Comedy Central International Comedy Festival in Johannesburg

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Trevor Noah has not only put South Africa on the map comedy-wise, but him hosting at The Daily Show will have given African comedy a big spark.

For the next 3 years and potentially longer, Comedy Central will be hosting an international comedy festival, simply called The Comedy Central International Comedy Festival. Its inaugural run will take place very soon in Johannesburg, South Africa which will be the perfect place to stage a homecoming for the network’s newest franchise star, Trevor Noah

With Comedy Central’s banner flying at the festival, the likes of Jeff Ross, Hannibal Buress, and more will be on the same stages as some of African comedy’s rising stars. 

Thousands upon thousands are expected to be in attendance and if that does indeed happen, this festival will be in the league with JFL Montreal and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival i.e. the biggest comedy festivals in the world.