Theatre ArchivesThe Mother City Comedy Festival

Stage & Screen Press29 Jan 20205 min

Cape Town to get their Laughing Game On!

Following the wild success of the inaugural first year, the mother of all comedy festivals, the Mother City Comedy Festival returns by popular demand to the Baxter Studio Theatre from 11 to 29 February.

With more than 45 comedians performing in 40 shows over three weeks, it’s even bigger and better than ever!

Produced by SIV NGESI, in collaboration with Taylor Made Productions, the Mother City Comedy Festival celebrates stand-up comedy in all its forms, presenting a full spectrum of different comedic styles.

With two shows daily, and three on weekends, the Festival will once again get audiences up close and personal with their favourite comedians while introducing them to some of the country’s most exciting upcoming talents. Comedy-lovers are spoilt for choice during this fabulous festival of funniness.

They producers said that they had such a phenomenal response to the first Festival, that they had to make the program longer this year around.: “The Festival proved to be not only a great event for comedy connoisseurs to get their fix, but also a key platform for newer stars to have the opportunity to perform at a major Cape Town venue.”

This year’s line-up features a diverse mix of performers from stalwarts of the comedy industry such as Nik Rabinowitz, Joey Rasdien, Jason Goliath, Donovan Goliath, Chantal Jax, Kate Pinchuck, Simon Orgill, Daniel Richards, Mike Van Graan, Soli Philander, Long John, Carmen Kearns, Chantal Jax, Carl Weber, Dalin Oliver, Kate Pinchuck Phil de Lange Shimmy Isaacs, Ta Fire, Sqhazolo, Kumkani Sibu, CJ Benson, Martin Davis, Nick Goliath, Daniel Richards, Long John the Comedian, Eugene Matthews, Dalin Oliver, Simon Orgill, Altaaf Sayed, Kurt Schoonraad, Robbie Collins, Yaseem Barnes, Simon van Wyk, Dylan Hichens, Mark Johnson, Kenwyn Davids, Liam Bento, Ambro Uren, Nik Rabinowitz, Kurt Langeveld, Wayne McKay, Piet Potgieter, Dugald Pieterse, Stuart Taylor, Simmi Areff, Mel Jones, Angel Campey, Dalin OliverDillan Oliphant, Keenan Cerff, and some more.

Tickets cost from R120 to R150. Bookings can be made at Webtickets or selected Pick n Pay stores.

For discounted school or group block bookings, fundraisers or charities contact Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993 or email her at carmen.kearns@uct.ac.za

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