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 presenting top comedy projects in London.

Following a wildly successful 12th Cape Town Funny Festival, which ran to capacity over 30 shows and 19 000 people in the Mother City, Cape Town’s top comics hop onto a Turkish Airlines flight  for London to emulate the feat at the Leicester Square Theatre.

Cape Town’s leading comedy stars, including Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Shimmy Isaacs, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Cokey Falkow are on the line-up. The prestigious comedy festival is made possible by City of Cape Town, ShowMax, Jumbo Importers, Turkish Airlines and Rand Rescue. Tickets costs a bargain 15 pounds and are on sale now.

The project is a collaborative effort between the Howlin Comedy Club in the UK, Cape Town Funny Festival organiser Eddy Cassar and SAFFAevents and Promotions in the UK.

The show is hosted by Cape Town resident Alan Committie, one of South Africa’s leading stand-up comics, character comedians, award winning actor, comedy writer, theatre director and Master of Ceremonies.

He is joined by South Africa’s top comic, Marc Lottering. Marc has been in the funny business for seventeen years and continues to keep audiences in stitches across the country. He has extensive experience in both television and theatre and is regarded as Mr Cape Town.

Schalk Bezuidenhout, the youngest of the group was born in Gauteng in the wonderful city of Johannesburg. Even though this sounds very contemporary, he grew up in a very Afrikaans, ‘bring-terug-Apartheid’ town, right next to the airport. He has risen to stardom overnight and is a regular TV host for Afrikaans chat shows.

Shimmy Isaacs, the only lady on the show, was born and raised in Boland, in the town Worcester, about 100 kms from Cape Town. Shimmy matriculated at age seventeen and set her sights on the Mother City to pursue her need and purpose in the entertainment industry of writing and acting.

Through the tough academic years due to financial difficulties, Shimmy is now one of the most recognised female comics in the country, with credits to countless one-man shows and a growing list of international and local movies.

The final comic on the bill, Capetonian Cokey Falkow, is a veteran of numerous Cape Town Funny Festivals. He now however, calls the UK home and makes his first appearance of the show in London.

The Cape Town Funny Festival in London chuckles into the Leicester Square Theatre on the 13th and 14th of October. Tickets are on sale now.

For further information, please contact Adele Walker on 07580 570 960