• The 2016 Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines, will take place between 11 July and 7 August. As Cape Town's only premier event in winter, and featuring a host of local and international performers, Funny Festival is your ultimate winter tonic.

Eddy Cassar Public Relations: An Event Leader

Eddy Cassar Public Relations and Promotions was established in 1987 and operates in Cape Town.
Over the past two decades, the company has offered its PR services to some of the most high-profile events in the Mother City, and has since expanded to include event organising.

Latest News from Eddy Cassar PR

Help Hunter Mitchell get to Australia and stand a chance to WIN!

Simply donate R100, all proceeds goes to Hunter’s trip and you could win an overnight safari for a family of 4 at the award winning 4 star Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa including all meals, activities and Spa treatments. To enter click here https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/aquila and quote reference “Warrior” your name and contact number. Our(…)


Cape Town Funny Festival in London moves to Leicester Square

The Cape Town Funny Festival in London, now in its third year has been given a huge vote of confidence by its move from South West London into the heart of the city centre. The project opens for a two night run on 13th and 14th October at the Leicester Square Theatre, well respected for(…)


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Eddy Cassar, the Festival Director of the popular Jive Cape Town Funny Festivals has just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Here he traces the history and impact that the world’s largest event, has had on the art form.   Over a million and a half people flock to Edinburgh in August every year, doubling(…)


INTRODUCING Justin-Ray Stoffels

“I was first introduced to Justin-Ray by my friends at the Cape Town Comedy Club. Looking beyond his performance, the way he was received by the audience was absolutely mind-blowing, and I decided then and there that this young man needed to be on the Big Stage!” – Eddy Cassar, producer of the Jive Cape(…)


A Country Of Comedy – Funny Facts

Charting the “history” of the South African comedy industry is no easy task. Where does one start, post 1994 or from the 1970s with the Biltong and Pot Roast series, or even before that, the 1960s? Books on the early history of Cape Town talk of a stand-up comedian entertaining the public opposite the City(…)


Meet Gino Fabbri (Full Festival)

Are you a fan of brilliantly relateable, real-life impressions? Well then Gino is a must-see! A true muso at heart, Gino started out performing as a drummer from the tender age of just 9 and jamming well into his 20s. Gino found his interest in comedy only in his 30s, debuting in 2001. As a(…)


The BIG Boys (Full Festival)

We sat down with Ash Searle, from The Big Boys, and here’s what he had to say about performing, life and everything in between…


How well do you know Yaaseen Barnes? (11 – 24 July)

Yaaseen started his very young career in just 2013, tweeting small jokes. His account took off after someone suggested Yaaseen read his tweets live on stage. In 2014 Yaaseen won the Goodhope FM Laughmaster and appeared on stage for two weeks at the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival the same year.


Meet Glen Biderman-Pam (Full Festival)

Since making his professional debut in 2013, Glen has appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central on multiple occasions, as well as SABC 2’s Late Nite Talk Show, Bantu Hour. He has been nominated twice for the Savanna Comics Choice awards. He has performed internationally at the Perth Fringe World Festival. Locally, he performs regularly(…)


Fact Sheet: Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines (11 July – 7 August 2016)

A chance meeting with the legendary cast of the Carry On films in the early 1970’s, led Eddy Cassar on a life-long fascination with humour and live comedy. Promoting the Smirnoff Grahamstown Jazz Festival at the National Arts Festival in the late 1980’s was the birth of producing the country’s first stand-up comedy festival. In(…)


Carl Wastie is back again (full festival)

From Marilyn Monroe to naked body suits and everything in between – Carl Wastie is an integral part of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival presented by Turkish Airlines, and surprises and delights us every year. With his signature mow-hawk, endless energy and larger-than-life voice, Carl works as a radio presenter, voice artist and MC. And for one month a year, he provides comic relief fillers during the Funny Festival at the Baxter Theatre.


Meet Ennio Marchetto (21 July – 7 August)

Ennio performs his brilliantly funny impersonations of the world’s most iconic personalities in sell-out venues in over 70 countries across the globe.


Meet Kev Orkian (18 July – 7 August)

Classically trained, Kev’s diverse repertoire is a fine blend of acting, off-beat humour, exceptional musical comedy and classical musical performance – resulting in captivating comedic genius.


Meet Marc Lottering (Full Festival)

Famous for his big hair, big personality and big funny, Marc burst onto the South African comedy scene in 1997.

With a career spanning over 16 years, it’s no wonder he keeps us laughing with his original, self-scripted and relatable characters and skits – often reflecting his very colourful upbringing on the Cape Flats.



Cape Town’s winter tonic, the 12th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines takes place at the Baxter Theatre from 11 July – 7 August 2016. The month-long popular project showcases an array of acts from around the world, together with a selection of top local and national artists.