Jive Cape Town Funny Festival: The ultimate antidote to winter blues

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival has been a much-loved event in the Mother City for over two decades, bringing together some of South Africa’s most admired comics and some of the world’s top variety acts. Also read: Trevor Noah brings the laughs home to Cape Town The festival has become an annual antidote to the winter cold, taking place... Read more → The post Jive Cape Town Funny Festival: The ultimate antidote to winter blues appeared first on CapeTown ETC.

Jive Cape Town Funny Festival: The ultimate antidote to winter blues

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival has been a much-loved event in the Mother City for over two decades, bringing together some of South Africa’s most admired comics and some of the world’s top variety acts.


Also read: Trevor Noah brings the laughs home to Cape Town


The festival has become an annual antidote to the winter cold, taking place over June and July. Its unique blend of humour and entertainment has played to capacity audiences year after year.

Since its inception in 1997, the festival has been a showcase of some of the best comedic talent in the country, offering something new and exciting each year.

Picture: Jive Cape Town Funny Festival / Facebook

The festival is held at the Baxter Theatre, a cultural landmark in Cape Town that has played host to some of the world’s most talented performers. This year’s lineup promises to be just as impressive, with a mix of local and international acts that are sure to have the audience in stitches.

  • Alan Committie – Master of ceremonies – full festival
  • Emo Adams – full festival except for 30 June
  • Larry Soffer – full festival
  • Daredevil Chicken – USA – full festival
  • Winner of the Jive Funny Championships – full festival
  • Schalk Bezuidenhout – Monday 5 and Saturday 17 June only
  • Marc Lottering – Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 June only
  • Riaad Moosa – Sunday 25 June, Tuesday 27 June and Saturday 1 July only

Besides providing entertainment and showcasing Cape Town’s talent, the Funny Festival has also become a platform for social change. Over the years, the festival has raised funds for various charities, including the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and the Smile Foundation, making a real difference in the lives of those in need.

Details: 

  • Date: 5 June to 2 July 2023
  • Cost: From R210
  • Location: Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town
  • Book: Quicket

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Picture: Baxter Theatre

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