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Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2020 Cancelled

The COVID-19 Pandemic, which has put the world in lockdown, has meant that The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines, has been cancelled. In consultation with our headline sponsor, Jive, and in the interests of community health and safety, Funny Festival producer Eddy Cassar, has decided to cancel the 2020 Jive Cape […]

Discounted Group Bookings Available

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival offers attractive discounts for group bookings. Whether you are a charitable group, sports club or school wanting to use Cape Town’s favourite month-long comedy festival as your fundraising platform, or whether you are a corporate seeking to reward your clients and partners, or a parent raising funds for your […]

First Partners Workshop Kicks Off Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2020 Campaign

The Marketing Workshop for the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines, was held at the New Kings Hotel on 28 January. This workshop – the first of three – kicks off the official preparations for Cape Town’s popular winter comedy festival, scheduled to take place at The Baxter Theatre between 15 June […]

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 […]