Killer line-up for inaugural UJ Weekend of Stand-up

Joburg audiences are in for a treat this April, with UJ Arts & Culture’s first-ever UJ Weekend of Stand-up, set to take place at the UJ Arts Centre on the Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park.

A division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), UJ Arts & Culture partners with GOLIATH AND GOLIATH to bring the biggest and newest names in comedy to the University of Johannesburg on Friday, 3 and Saturday, 4 April.

A comedy marathon of 25 of South Africa’s hottest up-and-coming comedians will take to the stage on Friday 3 April, each with a five-minute slot to prove their mettle. This rapid-fire show includes the likes of Gilli Apter, Lindy Johnson, Lihle Msimang, Tsitsi Chiumya, Eric Jansen, Bongani Dube, Q Dube, Kedibone Mulaudzi, Gino Fernandez, Wazi Kunene, Vuyi Xaba, Punch Gasela, Bexta, Isuru Jenasena, Andrew Mac, Gavin Kelly, Cobus Van Rensburg, Thabiso Mhlongo, Abuti Lolo and Claudine Ullman and many more!

On Saturday 4 April, UJ Arts & Culture is excited to host South Africa’s best friends of comedy, the multi-award-winning comedians Jason, Donovan and Nicholas Goliath who will headline the UJ Weekend of Stand-up in this one-night-only performance. One of the most formidable comedy acts in the country, GOLIATH AND GOLIATH deliver a repertoire of on-point material that will leave audiences in stitches.

Never forgetting the importance of nurturing young talent, UJ Arts & Culture’s Arts Academy stand-up students will be mentored by GOLIATH AND GOLIATH in a series of Master Classes to work on their comedic wit, charm and delivery.

“Creating opportunities for our students to interact with and learn from professionals is very close to our hearts and these kinds of engagements often lead to employment opportunities,” says Karabo Mtshali producer and Operations Manager at UJ Arts & Culture. “The outcome of this engagement, however, will see the student with the most promise put their new-found skills to the test by joining the comedy marathon with a five-minute performance on Friday, 3 April,” she adds.

Tickets to the UJ Weekend of Stand-up 2020 are now available on the UJ Arts & Culture website. All performances will take place at the UJ Arts Centre on the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park. Tickets are R100 for general admission and R80 for students and are available via or at the door.

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About UJ Arts & Culture

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA) produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni, and the general public, to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts.

In addition to UJ Arts & Culture, FADA ( offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, in Art, Design and Architecture, as well as playing home to the NRF SARChI Chair in South African Art & Visual Culture, and the Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre. The Faculty has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance, and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education.


GOLIATH AND GOLIATH is a multi-award winning comedy and entertainment agency renowned for its stand-up comedy and corporate entertainment offering. MD Kate Goliath and comedians, Jason, Donovan and Nicholas Goliath have built one of the most formidable brands in South Africa Comedy and are aiming to raise industry standards and continue to push the bar even higher.

The agency has been operating since March of 2012 and is dedicated to service clients better by providing a wider offering.GOLIATH AND GOLIATH has added 10 well-established comedians and MCs to the list, a comical magician as well as a violinist duo to the current entertainment-powerhouse.

GOLIATH AND GOLIATH operates as a consulting agency, offering a VIP booking service, where the expertise, talent and professionalism developed over the past 8 years is an additional value-add shared with clients.

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