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#CTFunnyFestival in Top of the Times

#CTFunnyFestival in Top of the Times

Last week, the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines featured in the Top of the Times.

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Cape Town’s Winter Comedic Tonic Returns

Cape Town’s Winter Comedic Tonic Returns

Cape Town’s Winter comedic tonic, The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines returns to the Baxter Theatre for its 13th edition from 10 July to 6 August 2017.

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Meet Daniel Mpilo Richards

Meet Daniel Mpilo Richards

Daniel Mpilo Richards is a professional creative who prides himself on his versatility. He is an actor, writer, dancer, singer and musician.

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Mel Jones at #CTFunnyFestival 2017

Mel Jones at #CTFunnyFestival 2017

Mel takes laughter and hilarity very seriously and as one of only a handful of female comedians in the country, she is part of a very exclusive club.

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Dalin Oliver at #CTFunnyFestival 2017

Dalin Oliver at #CTFunnyFestival 2017

Dalin Oliver is a Cape Town based comedian and the radio sports presenter. His passion for the performance arts was trigged in 2010 when he won the UCT leg of Good Hope FM’s Campus DJ Search.

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What it takes to put this all together

What it takes to put this all together

Show producer, Eddy Cassar shares the ins and outs of the festival, and just what goes in to putting this brilliant show together every year!

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Welcome back, Marc Lottering!

Welcome back, Marc Lottering!

Marc Lottering hails from Cape Town, and is one of South Africa’s top comedians. He has been in the funny business for 17 years and continues to keep audiences in stitches across the country.

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“Roosta” at #CTFunnyFest 2017

“Roosta” at #CTFunnyFest 2017

Originally from the Eastern Cape, Ndumiso Lindi is a brilliant and genuinely funny South Africa comedian, commonly known as The Roosta. His deep voice, booming laughter, soul-warming smile, booming and original content, leaves you laughing from the belly and proud to be African.

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He’s Back! Mario Queen of the Circus (US) – Full Festival

He’s Back! Mario Queen of the Circus (US) – Full Festival

Mario is the creation and alter ego of Clarke McFarlane, a New Jersey-born and New York City-schooled performer. First developed for the Off-Broadway hit “Planet Banana”, the character of Mario went solo in 2005 with his outdoor international festival show.

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INTRODUCING: Loyiso Madinga (10-22 July)

INTRODUCING: Loyiso Madinga (10-22 July)

You can’t tell from any distance but Loyiso Madinga is taller than he looks. In fact, he’s a giant on the inside.

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Meet Paul Dabek (UK) 10 July-1 August

Meet Paul Dabek (UK) 10 July-1 August

Paul’s dynamic and high-energy style, has garnered him multiple accolades and awards, sending him and his cheeky brand of magic to audiences across six continents.

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Welcome Captain Frodo (NOR) – Full Festival

Welcome Captain Frodo (NOR) – Full Festival

The son of a travelling Norwegian magician, Captain Frodo was born with the strange ability to be able to dislocate almost every joint in his body.

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He’s Back! Alan Committie at 2017 #CTFunnyFestival

He’s Back! Alan Committie at 2017 #CTFunnyFestival

Alan is a born and bred Capetonian and was a school teacher in another life. On the Cape Town Funny Festival, Alan is the genius master of ceremony, who holds the show together.

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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…

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