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Funny Festival Dishes Up Five Star Entertainment

There’s a celebratory feel to The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival this year. The popular Festival has always been the pinnacle of the local art form in the city, showcasing the best stand up in the country, alongside a range of top class international performers. This year, its 15th anniversary, shows off a glittering line-up, […]

SA’s Funniest Game Of Golf Returns

“The perfect sunny break in the middle of winter to enjoy some laughs while raising money for an amazing cause.” That’s how one high-spirited golfer summed the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival Golf Day. Friday, 5 July saw the arrival of the second Funny Festival Golf Day – hosted by Jive and held in aid […]

Funny Festival Celebrates Their Sponsors

Behind every successful event is a group if generous sponsors and partners who recognise the value of the project they support. The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival is no different, and thanks to their support, the event is able to bring the best local and international acts to the Mother City’s Baxter Theatre year on […]

Brunch With A View

While a brunch in the clouds would normally be synonymous with a heart-stopping cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, mother nature had different plans on 3 July, when even the view from the Lower Cable Station’s viewing deck was a foggy one. But not even that could dampen the spirits of the […]

Obakeng Moroe Wins Kasi World Comedy Showdown

On the 22nd of June 2019, nine finalists competed for the coveted title of Kasi World Comedy winner. That title went to Obakeng Moroe of Kraaifontein, taking home R5 000 and a spot on the prestigious Jive Cape Town Funny Festival.

Make Your Laughs Count With FoodForward SA

As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, FoodForward SA is proud to partner with the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival this year. Get your Funny Festival tickets for the 24 July show through FoodForward SA and you will be helping the organisation distribute enough food to give someone three meals a day, for a month!  Make […]

Adelaide Fringe Has Lessons For Cape Town

As a veteran of ten Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and numerous European variety and cabaret festivals,  Eddy Cassar was impressed by how the Adelaide Fringe – the oldest and largest of its type in the Southern Hemisphere – has developed a programme designed to get Australian artists presented to promoters from around the world in the […]

Join the Funny Festival Golf Day!

The 2nd Jive Cape Town Funny Festival Golf Day is almost sold out! If you still want to join the Funniest Golf Day in the City, filled with unique watering holes, bizarre activations and loads of laughter, while raising money for Heart FM’s 16 Days for Youth campaign in the process, book your fourball by […]

Nine Finalists For Cape Town’s Funniest New Comic Search

The Kasi World Comedy Showdown,  the new initiative of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, which for the last four weeks has combed the Cape Town townships to search of the city’s newest funny person, has found nine talented finalists to compete for the title. After an initial screening of forty aspirant comics at the […]

Funny Festival Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

That the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival is celebrating a fifteen year milestone is noteworthy. However, the real success is that it plays to absolutely full houses night after night for a month in mid-Winter. That’s Eddy Cassar’s rare talent. How is it that he presses a community’s funny bone with just the right feel? […]