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2015 Cape Town Funny Festival

The 11th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines takes place at the Baxter Theatre from 20 July – 16 August 2015. The Festival showcases an array of acts from around the world together with a selection of top local comics. 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 Festival, founded by comedy entrepreneur and publicist Eddy Cassar, started from humble beginnings and has developed into an annual winter comedic tonic for many Capetonians.

The Children’s Hospital Trust has been selected as the official beneficiary for the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival.  Volunteers dressed in scrubs will be available during the interval collecting donations to benefit child healthcare.

This year’s cast includes the following South African and international artists:

  • MASTER OF CEREMONY – Alistair Izobell (SA) – Mr Cape Town – full festival
  • Mike Raffone (UK) – the Covent Garden street performer with his famous human conductor – full festival
  • Bruce Airhead (UK) – a very different balloon variety act which thrills throughout the world – full festival
  • The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue (UK) – a multi-media music act with a hilarious twist – 20 July – 2 August       
  • Baccala Clown – (Italy) winners of the Cirque du Soleil competition for “the world’s best comedic clowns” – 3 – 16 August           
  • Earl Okin (UK) – has opened for Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Billy Connolly, Eddie Izzard, Sasha Baron Cohen and many others.  Earl is a top class guitarist who also plays trumpet, sax and trombone in an astonishing way! – full festival
  • Carl Wastie – full festival                                            
  • Shimmy Isaacs (SA) – Worcester’s pride has become Cape Town’s brightest comedienne – full festival    
  • Tracy Klass (SA) – provides a hilarious window into her world as a growing old single parent – 20 – 25 July
  • Dylan Skews (SA) – actor, comic and entertainer, watch this star rise – 27 July – 2 August
  • Carl Weber (SA) – humble to his Free State roots, Carl has quickly become a favourite in Cape Town – 3 – 9 August
  • Siv Ngesi (SA) – determined, controversial and loving, makes Siv one of South Africa’s top comics – 10 – 16 August
  • Tumi Morake (SA) undisputedly the country’s top female comic – full festival

Tickets are available through Computicket and generous discounts are offered with bulk bookings.

For more details visit or  or on the twitter handle #FunnyFestCT or call 021 4382595

Should you wish to volunteer at this event please contact Tara on  or call 021 686 7860


  1. hi There!
    My name is Valerie and i’m an 18 Varsity student keen on assisting in anyway possible

    Comment by Valerie on May 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm

  2. Hi Valerie, that will be great thank you! Please contact Thembela on and she will provide you with the details you require.

    Comment by Verity Reynolds on May 7, 2015 at 7:23 am

  3. Could we assist as an Organisation?

    Comment by Imaan on June 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

  4. Hi Imaan

    Yes that will be wonderful. Please contact Tara on and she will be able to assist you with all the details.

    Comment by Verity Reynolds on June 4, 2015 at 7:36 am

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