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from 01 Mar 2020 19:00


The Funny is Back!

The Cape Town International Comedy Festival is the largest Comedy Festival in South Africa – and will relaunch in 2020 at the Artscape Theatre for a one week period, starting 1 March 2020.

This event will host the most varied comedy shows and concepts ever produced in SA.

15 International Artists from the Comedy Capitals of the World will join South Africa's funniest.

The Funny is Back!

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Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town

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U.N. Comedy

7 Comedians, 7 Countries, One Ticket

The United Nations of Comedy is the most extensive selection of Comedy Styles ever to be featured on a Cape Town stage.

Nik Rabinowitz holds the SA Flag alongside comedians from USA, India, England, Scotland, Australia and Malawi.

Armed with nothing but jokes, the only humanitarian aid they can offer, is laughter.

Diplomatic immunity vaccines not included.

Line-up Includes:
Stuart Goldsmith - England
Sindhu Vee – India
Laura Davis - Australia
Daliso Chaponda - Malawi
Fern Brady – Scotland
Nik Rabinowitz – South Africa

Danger Zone

Filthy, funny, not for the faint of heart or under 18’s.

If you prefer your nachos a little more spicy, your coffee a little darker, this is the show for you.

Featuring five international and two local heavyweight comedians in a no holds barred romp, that is fabulously filthy and dangerously funny.

Danger Zone is always a crowd favourite and set to be the fastest-selling show on the Festival.

Line-up Includes:
Alonzo Bodden - USA
Desiree Burch – USA
Spencer Jones - England
Jeff Innocent - England
Fin Taylor – UK
Loyiso Gola – South Africa
Rob Collins – South Africa

Bafunny Bafunny

The World Cup Funny Final

What if comedy was a sport? Bafunny Bafunny is South Africa’s answer to a national comedy team competing at the World Cup of Funny.The star-studded cast, consisting of four of our funniest comedians is ready to unite the nation through laughter in an epic showdown against four comedians from the England, Scotland, USA and Malawi.

Bafunny Bafunny is one of the highlights at this year’s Cape Town Comedy Festival. ONE SHOW ONLY

Alonzo Bodden - USA
Stuart Goldsmith - Eng
Phil Nichol - CAN
Daliso Chaponda - MW
Bongani Dube – SA
Prins - SA
Schalk Bezuidenhout - SA
Tsitsi Chiumya - SA

Hosts: Mojak Lehoko & Mo Mothebe


Global Touring Sensation Richard Turner, live in SA for the first time.

Richard Turner’s DEALT a Global phenomenon that entertains and inspires.

“Nothing Short of Dazzling” VARIETY

Rave reviews from both the New York Times and LA Times.

Gaming experts and gamblers know and respect him as a master card manipulator who could take down any old-west casino or wipe out any high-stakes gambler.

Richard’s unparalleled skill with a deck of cards has stirred and staggered audiences throughout the world, and is the subject of an award winning documentary film.

Hear the story directly from The Legend…and be amazed.

Book Club

Book Club presents the best in local and international stand-up! Bring your book club for this night of all-female and non-binary comedy!

Featuring 5 international and 2 local female comedians – This ONE NIGHT ONLY gala event will sell out fast…so don’t delay.

Line-up Includes:
Desiree Burch - USA
Sindhu Vee - India
Laura Davis - Australia
Fern Brady – Scotland
Mel Jones – South Africa
Shimmy Isaacs – South Africa

Funny Talks

FUNNY TALK: Lunchtime Q&A with Industry Experts

An entertaining and informative power hour with comedy experts. From stand-up comedians, cartoonist and academics in the field, there is something for everyone who has ever wondered ‘Why? How? What?’

Hosted by multi-nominated SA Comic Choice Awards, Alfred Adriaan, think Ted Talks….just Funny!

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