• 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).

Jive Cape Town Funny Festival

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#MondayMemories: The Big Boys, Brad and Ash Searle, performed a cheeky naked towel act at #FunnyFest2016. (cc Follow Spot Productions)

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Wishing a very happy birthday to funny man, Gino Fabbri! ... See MoreSee Less

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#TBT: All our performers are back into the swing of things and #FunnyFest2016 is but a fond memory. But in case you miss us, here's a throw back to Ennio Marchetto (Official)'s Titanic skit. ... See MoreSee Less

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#MondayMemories: We've all been so passionate about something that we want to sing it from the rooftops....Well Ruan Benoni (Gino Fabbri) did. And his passion is...TOAST! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy happy birthday to our very own pun artist and future app builder, Yaaseen Barnes! ... See MoreSee Less

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  • Happy birthday to this high-energy funny man, Gino Fabbri!
  • It's our favourite pun artist's #birthday !Have a great day, Yaaseen!
  • @kev_orkian plays Elton John's, I'm still standing, and the crowd are loving it! #FunnyFest2016 #comedy #capetown #laugh #funny
  • Last chance to get your Jive/Boerie combo at #FunnyFest2016!
  • And the crowd went wild! @the_living_paper_cartoon has the crowd in stitches one last time! #FunnyFest2016

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