The popular Jive Cape Town Funny Festival returns for its 2018 season, presenting the best local and international comedy acts on the same stage. Here is all you need to know about this Cape Town belly laughing event….


This popular and well loved laugh-fest kicked off in 1997 as the country’s very first comedy festival. Today it attracts the best comedic acts in the world. In the early years an unknown Jimmy Carr and Ross Noble graced the festival stages, and almost all of South Africa’s comedy icons have appeared at the festival at some point!


This year’s event will be opened by Her Royal Majesty the Queen’s impersonator, Australian actor and comedian, Gerry Connolly. Other well known acts include; Alan Committie, Raymond Raymonson, Marc Lottering, Tats Nkonzo, Rob van Vuuren, Siv Ngesi, Khanyisa Bunu, Goronwy Thom, Richard Garaghty, and Mookie Cornish.


The 2018 dates for the Cape Town Funny Festival are 9 July to 5 August. There will be performances each night at 8pm, with some additional 5pm performances on weekends.


The Baxter Theatre Centre is a vibrant, multicultural entertainment hub in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Nestled under the striking Devil’s Peak mountain and at the foot of the University of Cape Town.

Baxter Theatre Centre,
Main Road, Rondebosch,
Cape Town
Tel: 021 685 7880


Book your Jive Funny Festival ticket HERE