Cape Town’s Winter Comedic Tonic Returns

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines returns to the Baxter Theatre for its 13th edition from 10 July to 6 August 2017.

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Boasting a stellar cast of top-class local stand-up comedians and internationally acclaimed comedy variety performers, the show is best described as a gala showcase where local stand-up comics meet star international variety performers.

Founded and curated by Eddy Cassar in 1997, the 2017 Cape Town Funny Festival is the twentieth edition of the comedy project. Over the years it has become one of the City’s jewel events, addressing seasonality and heritage. The Festival consists of 30  performances, showcasing the Mother City’s top comedic talent alongside some the world’s foremost variety acts.

The local cast includes Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Dalin Oliver, Mel Jones, Loyiso Madinga, Ndumiso Lindi and Daniel Mpilo Richards. The international variety performers include Mario: Queen of the Circus from the US, veteran comedic contortionist Captain Frodo from Norway and award-winning Edinburgh Fringe Festival comedy magician Paul Dabek from London.

Tickets cost R190 each, with generous discounts being offered to groups of ten or more. The Cape Town Funny Festival has become a favourite fundraiser for many local clubs, schools and organisations. It is billed as a “fun night out for the entire family”.

Booking can be done through Computicket. Large group bookings can be made by calling the Baxter Theatre on 021 6857800.

The complete line-up is as follows:

Alan Committie (SA) – Master of ceremonies – full festival

Marc Lottering (SA) – full festival

Captain Frodo (Norway) – full festival

Mario Queen of the Circus (US) – full festival

Paul Dabek (UK) – 10 July – 2 August only

Mel Jones (SA) – 10 – 22 July only

Loyiso Madinga (SA) – 10 – 22 July only

Ndumiso Lindi – (SA) – 25 July – 6 August only

Dalin Oliver (SA) –25 July – 6 August only

Daniel Mpilo Richards (SA) 2-6 August only

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