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
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
🤣 The Mother City's premier comedy variety festival
📆 10 June - 7 July 2024 📍 @baxtertheatre
Age Restriction: 16+