• Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
    Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. Bringing laughter to the Mother City between 10 July and 6 August 2017. 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 is the producer of the Cape Town Funny Festival.  In 1997 he founded South Africa’s first live comedy project, the Smirnoff Comedy Festival. The Cape Town Funny Festival followed in 2005. Since inception, it has run to capacity each winter at the Baxter Theatre. Eddy has travelled to the Edinburgh Festival for the last nine years in search of fresh talent which he showcases on the Cape Town Funny Festival.

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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Aquila Private Game Reserve is a proud sponsor and good friend of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, delivered by Turkish Airlines. We absolutely love this story that they recently shared with us.

Hunter Mitchell, Aquila Private Game Reserve Animal and Rescue Centre’s (A.R.C.) rhino ambassador has scooped the “Visionary Wildlife Warrior for 2016” awarded by the Steve Irwin Wildlife Warrior Foundation in Australia.

Read all about how this young boy has warmed the hearts of thousands at eddycassar.co.za/funnyfest/help-hunter-mitchell-get-to-australia-and-stand-a-chance-to-win/.
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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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