Get Ready For Cape Town Comedy Festival 2020

The biggest international Comedy Festival is returning to Cape Town

The Funny is back! 

The Cape Town International Comedy Festival is the largest Comedy Festival in South Africa. It’s relaunching in 2020 for one week, starting 1 March 2020 at the Artscape Theatre Centre.

The Cape Town Comedy Festival will host the most varied comedy shows and concepts ever produced in SA, catering for every comedy taste and presenting the latest of global trends. 15 International Artists from the Comedy Capitals in the world will join South Africa’s funniest.

The original Cape Town Comedy festival launched in 1996. It was the first international comedy event on the continent (first with Smirnoff and then Nando’s as the headline sponsors). It staged hundreds of international artists from around the globe and sold over a million tickets during its 16-year run. 

The Festival has a proud history of introducing the most prominent comedians to S.A., including, Jim Jeffries, Jimmy Carr, Russell Peters and Trevor Noah. It also catapulted the careers of many local acts.

A few highlights

U.N. COMEDY SHOW:  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 S.A. Flag alongside comedians from USA, India, England, Scotland, Australia and Malawi.

DATE: 02 – 08 MARCH

BAFUNNY BAFUNNY : The World Cup Funny Final (ONE SHOW ONLY). 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 England, Scotland, USA and Malawi. Bafunny Bafunny is one of the highlights at this year’s Cape Town Comedy Festival.

DEALT : Global touring sensation Richard Turner, live in SA for the first time. Richard Turner’s “Dealt” is a Global phenomenon that entertains and inspires, receiving 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.
DATE: 02 – 08 MARCH

SATURDAY NIGHT BEAVER: Every festival needs an after-party…and Saturday Night Beaver is exactly that. You’re automatically invited if you are lucky enough to get tickets to a Saturday night performance! Speciality acts, bars and live performances will fill the piazza & foyers areas – Saturday – 10 pm to 1 am (no extra ticket needed).

Get tickets

Tickets for Cape Town Comedy Festival are available from Webtickets now from R190. For more information, visit

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