25TH anniversary
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.

2024 Line-Up

Alan Committie
Alan Committie

(SA) Full Festival

Dalin Oliver

Dalin Oliver

(SA) 10 - 22 June

Kagiso KG Mokgadi

Kagiso KG Mokgadi

(SA) 25 June - 7 July

Emo & Loukmaan Adams
Emo & Loukmaan Adams

(SA) Full Festival

Khanyisa Bunu

Khanyisa Bunu

(SA) 11 - 15 June

Yaaseen Barnes

Yaaseen Barnes

(SA) 2 - 7 July

Mario Queen of the Circus
Mario Queen of the Circus

(USA) Full Festival

Dillan Oliphant

Dillan Oliphant

(SA) 18 - 22 June

Funny Champ

Funny Champ

(SA) Full Festival

Kev Orkian
Kev Orkian

(UK) Full Festival

Sifiso Nene

Sifiso Nene

(SA) 25 - 30 June

Why Performers Love The Funny Festival

Latest News

Rising star Pillay crowned Jive Funny Champ 2024

Rising star Pillay crowned Jive Funny Champ 2024

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Get Ready For An Evening of High-Quality Entertainment

Get Ready For An Evening of High-Quality Entertainment

South Africa’s premier comedy variety show is heading back to the Baxter Theatre for is 25th anniversary edition, with a star line-up of local and international acts guaranteed to keep Jive Cape Town Funny Festival fans happy. A Cape Town institution, the show, which...

Jive Cape Town Funny Festival: The Comics’ Choice

Jive Cape Town Funny Festival: The Comics’ Choice

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary at the Baxter Theatre from 10 June – 7 July. Generous discounts for corporate and group bookings. Book at Webtickets. The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival's long-standing legacy, international appeal,...

Celebrating 25 Years Of Funny

Celebrating 25 Years Of Funny

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Meet Mzonke Maloney – Jive Funny Championship Winner

Meet Mzonke Maloney – Jive Funny Championship Winner

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