Bustling comedian Justine Wanda is set to represent Kenya in South Africa at the Johannesburg International comedy festival on Saturday, April 1st, 2023.
The young comedian, who is currently on an upward trajectory, is set to perform alongside other comedy heavyweights such as Carvin Goldstone, Basketmouth, Emo Majok, Aliya Kanani and Brian Aylward.
During the weekend, Grégoire Furrer, the celebrated international comedy producer and founder of the renowned Montreux Comedy, visited the country to observe Justine Wanda’s preparation for her upcoming performance.
“The experience working with Eugene Mbugua and Montreux is very exciting and the environment they’ve provided is very supportive for me as a comic. I’m sure this space they’re championing will continue to grow and shape the way we consume and share comedy on the continent and beyond,” Justine Wanda.
Justine, a stand-up comedian, comedy writer, and political satirist, has achieved an impressive track record in a relatively short period. In fact, within a year of starting in the comedy scene, she had the opportunity to open for Hollywood A-Lister Hannibal Burress in 2018.
“We are excited to partner with Montreux as part of our growth as D&R Studios. Our agreement also involves giving some of the comedians we work with in Kenya, such as Justine Wanda slots on international stages. I cannot wait to see Justine this Saturday at Emperor’s Palace if you are in Jo’burg, come by” said D&R Studio’s CEO, Eugene Mbugua who was hosting Gregoire.
The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival is the largest independent comedy festival in Africa, showcasing the best comedy acts from Africa and across the world.
This year’s edition will feature twenty comedians and seven shows over a span of three days at the famous Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.