International
Comedy Festival
25 NOV - 5 DEC
2015
Comedy Central is Africa's only 24 hour comedy channel and the established home of comedy in Africa, as the largest producer of stand-up on the continent. Funny, innovative, surprising and smart, Comedy Central is overflowing with non-stop humour appealing to comedy fans of all ages, including stand-up and sketch comedy, satire, offbeat comedy drama, family-friendly comedy sitcoms, comedy specials, Roasts and more. Committed to empowering talent on the local comedy scene, the channel regularly hosts open mic sessions, facilitates talent searches and uplifts local comedians who show their mettle by sending them to international festivals to gain global experience. Launched in December 2011, Comedy Central belongs to the multimedia entertainment family of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa. Comedy Central is broadcast exclusively on DStv channel 122 (Premium and Extra tiers).
A percentage of the profits from the festival will be donated to Orange Babies and Rockstarts as part of the “Comedy Central Cares” prosocial initiative.
ROCKSTART is non-profit organization which launched a pilot programme in 2012 with an aim to bridge the divide between the untapped potential of young people and the business challenge of finding, educating and keeping the best talent. As part of our program we offer students a full scholarship, a chance to interact with industry greats, life skills and coaching. Above all, we engage the students with real life brands and get them working on live brand problems before they graduate, giving them an upper hand over their peers. Our curriculum covers all aspects of media and advertising, with opportunities to work work for the likes of Ogilvy & Mather, GSK, Viacom and other industry heavy weights.

Orange Babies South Africa is part of the Dutch Orange Babies charitable foundation or NGO, organised around a single purpose - to transform the lives of women and children infected and affected by HIV/ AIDS in Southern Africa. The NGO’s ultimate hope, is to help achieve an HIV-free generation. Since 1999, Orange Babies has translated this hope into saving thousands of lives. They have also assisted in drastically improving the quality of life for scores of others. This has been achieved by partnering with, and providing financial support to, carefully selected organisations in South Africa, Namibia and Zambia that directly assist the most vulnerable communities in these countries.