Game of Jokes!!

Winter is coming!!….and with it comes the annual Game of Jokes in the form of:



Cape Town’s winter tonic, the 12th annual Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines takes place at the Baxter Theatre from 11 July – 7 August 2016.

The month long popular project showcases an array of acts from around the world, together with a  selection of top local and national artists. 

The Festival is strong on variety and speciality acts, whilst highlighting some of the top  stand-up comedians in the country, resulting in an evening’s worth of world class entertainment and laughter. 

The Funny Festival  was founded by comedy entrepreneur and publicist Eddy Cassar,  started from humble beginnings and has developed into an annual Winter comedic tonic  for many Capetonians. Started way back in 1997, the Festival has developed into the largest of its type in the country and respected by international performers as a “blue-chip” event.  The Festival supports numerous charities either by offering generous bulk discounts to  clubs, schools and civic associations, who use it as a fund raiser or by supporting the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Mayoral Fund.

“The City of Cape Town is once again proud to host the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival  delivered by Turkish Airlines. We have seen the festival grow from humble beginnings into South Africa’s premier comedy events. The calibre of local and international comedians it now attracts is a sign that the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival is on par with comedy festivals  hosted in other major cities across the world.  Events such as this not only provide  opportunities, but also support our strategy to position Cape Town as the events capital of Africa,” said Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille.

This year’s international cast include Italy’s human cartoon and the UK’s top classically  trained pianist turned comedian, together with local greats of the art form. They are:

Kev Orkian (UK) – regarded internationally as the world’s foremost piano comic – 19 July  to 7 August

Ennio Marchetto (Italy) – The world’s only living cartoon and “comic origamist”- 21 July to  7 August

Marc Lottering (SA) – The country’s top comic – full festival

Alan Committie (SA) – The top master of ceremony in the country

Glen Biderman-Pam (SA) – top actor and comic whose star is on the rise – full festival 

Gino Fabbri (SA) – top impersonator shares his talent with the Festival – full festival 

Carl Wastie (SA) – small of stature with the courage of a lion – full festival

Yaaseen Barnes (SA) – past “up and coming winner” now a top comic, returns to the  festival

The Big Boys (SA) – Cape Town’s top cabaret duo on their first festival appearance – full  festival

Tickets are R170 each and are available through Computicket. Generous discounts are  offered with bulk bookings.
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