COMEDY Con is here!

Comedy Con 2020 in partnership with UJ Arts & Culture is a two-day conference hosted by Goliath & Goliath that aims to develop the comedy industry in South Africa. By curating interactive workshops, and delivering insight, the conference aims to propel the comedy landscape in South Africa. Comedians, major brands, agencies and media partners will come together on 2&3 April at the UJ Arts Centre in Auckland Park to be part of the conference.

This conference will be looking at working comedians particularly and will host some of the biggest names in comedy. The items on the agenda include a keynote address by Joseph Opio, a Ugandan writer who works on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, sharing learnings about the differences in industry, working environments, and expectations held by audiences and clients alike. Issues of gender-based violence and mental health, the perpetuation of stereotypes within the industry as well as the type of positive impact the industry is able to make around those issues will also be addressed.

As working comedians will be the primary focus across the two days, GOLIATH AND GOLIATH will host a corporate master class. Guiding performers on what makes a successful corporate event, the conversation will unpack the value of being a professional on and off stage. Brands will have the opportunity to engage delegates on globalising their content, becoming entertainment citizens of the world, creating a business culture within the creative and cultural industry as well as how to develop audiences and looking into the management of brand finances. Delegates will receive training for TikTok and be engaged on other platforms that will heighten their visibility online. Also, as intellectual property is a hot topic within the creative sphere and legal experts will unpack the importance of Intellectual Property, contracts, and overarching entertainment law.

Delegates are urged to register for only R350 for both days. Tickets are now available at

Event information
Date: 2nd and 3 April 2020
Venue: UJ Arts Centre Auckland Park
Tickets: R350 for both days
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