• Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.
  • Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.
  • Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.
  • Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.
  • Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.
  • Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.
  • Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.
  • Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.
  • Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 11 July and 7 August 2016. Only at the Baxter Theatre.

About

Eddy Cassar Public Relations founded the country’s first comedy festival way back in 1997. Over the years the project evolved into the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines -  a month-long winter comedy variety show that runs at the Baxter Theatre.

In addition to showcasing the country’s great diversity and humour, the Funny Festival secures a range of speciality acts from around the world, giving the project its unique characteristic.

The Cape Town Funny Festival has numerous sponsors, namely Jive, Turkish Airlines, the City of Cape Town, the Cape Argus, Heart FM, the New Kings Hotel – Sea Point, and many more.

The performers are hand-picked by Funny Festival producer Eddy Cassar, and often recommended by previous performers themselves.

While in Cape Town, they also get to enjoy the very best that the Mother City has to offer, including special excursions thanks to our generous sponsors.  They arrive as performers, and leave as friends and ambassadors, and many performers return to the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival over the years. 

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines, is one of the City of Cape Town's Premier Events, and the only one held in winter.

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2016 Performers

Members of the Media: Please visit the performer library to select and download high-res images of your chosen performer(s).

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Have you met Yaaseen Barnes?

Local talent, Yaaseen, started his young career in just 2013, and has shown no sign of slowing down since then.

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.

We welcome Yaaseen back this year from 11 - 24 July. Don't miss out, book at Computicket today!

Want to know more? Check Yaaseen out at eddycassar.co.za/funnyfest2016/how-well-do-you-know-yaaseen-barnes-11-24-july/.
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Ennio Marchetto "the world's only living cartoon" has performed around the world with his mesmerising paper craft comedy act.

Ennio will be performing from 21 July - 7 August at this year's Jive Cape Town Funny Festival Delivered by Turkish Airlines.

Read more about him at eddycassar.co.za/funnyfest2016/meet-ennio-marchetto-21-july-7-august/ and book your tickets today at Computicket.
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#TBT to 2013 when the quite fantastic Kev Orkian Official was one of our international guests. He will be back at the Baxter Theatre between 18 July and 7 August as part of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Want to see him? Book your tickets at Computicket!

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With a fantatsic line-up of some of South Africa's and the World's funniest comedic performers, what better way to spend a chilly evening with your family and friends than at The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines.

Only at the Baxter Theatre between 11 July an 7 August 2016, with unbelievable bulk booking discounts on offer, don't miss out. Book your tickets at Computicket today! For more information visit www.funnyfestival.co.za
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  • Here he is , folks, the hilarious @iamsivn , live at #FunnyFest2015 !
  • The hilarious musical and acrobatic feats of our Italian clown duo @baccalacompagni at #FunnyFest2015
  • @shimmyisaacs is on fire at the #FunnyFest2015 this evening! #comedy
  • The incredible Mike Raffone hitting all the #FunnyFest2015 high notes at @baxtertheatre tonight!
  • #FunnyFest2015 headliner Carl Weber is rocking the house tonight. #FunnyFest2015 #baxtertheatre #comedy

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