10 june – 7 july 2024
Welcome to Cape Town’s Favourite Comedy Festival
The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival has been the Mother City’s antidote to the winter cold for over two decades. Since its inception way back in 1997, the Festival has played to capacity audiences year on year.
Running annually for a month over June/July (and always outside of the Holy Month of Ramadan), the comedy variety show brings together some of South Africa’s favourite comics and the world’s top variety acts at the Baxter Theatre. This unique recipe that has proven to be a great success, and many audience members have attended every Funny Festival, with some returning two or three times a season.
But this is more than just a comedy show; thanks to a long-standing and special collaboration with our sponsors and partners, performers and crew are treated to a variety of excursions and experiences to showcase Cape Town at its finest. Our international acts arrive as performers and leave as lifelong ambassadors of the show.
It's A Great Night Out!
The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival is a great night out with friends, and a fun way to raise funds for your club, charity, school or a special cause. Discounts are offered on group bookings of more than 10 – all the way to saving R80 per ticket when you book a full house!
Top SA & International Performers On One Stage
Every year, performers are hand-picked for the unique contribution they will make to the year’s overall line-up. The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival has earned such a stellar reputation among international talent, that their appointment is often due to personal recommendation from previous performers.
In addition, the winner of the Jive Funny Championship, the Mother City’s biggest comedy talent search, will appear on stage during the course of the Festival.
Emo & Loukmaan Adams
Mario Queen of the Circus
More performers coming soon…
Why Performers Love The Funny Festival
Film maker, Mzonke Maloney won the prestigious Jive Funny Championships at Canal Walk and now moves onto the bill of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival. Originally from Klerksdorp, Mzonke has lived in Cape Town since an early age. A film maker by profession who was...
Cape Town’s winter comedic tonic, The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival returns to the Baxter Theatre from 5 June – 2 July for its 24th season. Started way back in 1997 by publicist and comedy lover Eddy Cassar, the Funny Festival has grown into the country’s oldest and...
Excerpts from Eddy Cassar’s upcoming book on the history of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival…
Are you looking for a career in comedy? “One of the most frequent questions I get asked as the Festival Director of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, is “How do I get onto the line-up and get to try my hand at comedy?” says Funny Festival’s Eddy Cassar. “Well, here...
Winter is Cape Town’s biggest season for comedy as the annual Jive Cape Town Funny Festival opens at its home at The Baxter Theatre from 6 June to 3 July 2022. The City will light up with laughs as a host of local comics and international variety performers take to...
Comedy and circus have been life-long interests for Camps Bay resident, Eddy Cassar, which led him to organise the country’s first comedy festival way back in 1997. Now a quarter of a century later, he stands on the brink of organising his 25th major comedy festival -...
🤣 The Mother City's premier comedy variety festival
📆 10 June - 7 July 2024 📍 @baxtertheatre
Age Restriction: 16+