• 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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Festivities, lunch and galavanting with the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival crew City Sightseeing South Africa!

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What an amazing break at Aquila Private Game Reserve! Thanks for your incredible hospitality, as always!

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Highlights from #FunnyFest2016. ... See MoreSee Less

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We caught up with some fans after the 5pm show :) ... See MoreSee Less

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A special message from Yaaseen Barnes before going up on stage for the last time. This concludes Yaaseen's #FunnyFest2016 run. Thanks for all the laughs. ... See MoreSee Less

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  • Thank you THANK YOU, @aquilasafaris! Our performers had the best break and leave with tons of memories!

Pic credit: @ginofab
  • Justin-Ray finds his hometown Greyton on the map in Worcester. 
The cast members are on their way to @aquilasafaris to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Pic credit: @ya_a_seen_him
  • @glenbidermanpam makes an epic entrance.

#comedy #funny #igersdaily #capetown #lovecapetown #theatre
  • @marc_lottering doing what he does best. Don't miss him at #FunnyFest2016, only until 7 August at the @baxtertheatre.

#comedy #capetown #lovecapetown #marclottering #laugh #winter #wintertonic
  • @ginofab is a newly established wine expert! #FunnyFest2016 #comedy #winetasting

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