Last night I got to attend the 10th anniversary edition of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival – currently showing at the Baxter Theatre. It was such a fantastic evening out and I can honestly say that I haven’t laughed like that in aaaaages. If you haven’t yet been, I highly recommend you book yourself some seats soon. The festival is still running until 22 June, but shows are selling out fast. Ticket prices range from R95 to R150 and are available from Computicket over here.
To further tempt you, this is what remainder of the lineup looks like…
- Shaleen Surtie-Richards
Full festival – Stage, television and film star and hostess extraordinaire. Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Mistress of Ceremonies
- Nik Rabinowitz
2-7 June only
- Riaad Moosa
9-14 June only
- Trevor Noah
9 – 22 June
- Schalk Bezuidenhout
- Plus Carl Wastie from Good Hope FM
- Yosuke Ikeda
Full Festival (Japan) – Loved his quirky musical style…
- Christian Lindemann
Full festival (Germany) – The world`s top pickpocket straight from Cirque de Soleil. Watch your valuable around this man for sure.
- Felicity Ward
Full festival (Australia) – This chick was just plain brilliant…
- Mario – Queen of the Circus
Full festival (USA) – This guy was my favourite. He wrapped up the show in a totally unexpected but incredible way. I won’t give anything away, but you’ll love him for sure.
- Kev Orkian
16-22 June only (UK)
Good Hope Laugh Master winners:
Just to give you guys some background, the Good Hope Laugh Masters is an annual standup comedy competition hosted by Good Hope FM. This year they attracted 50 aspiring comedians who were all judged based on the quality of their short set (which incorporated its presentation), the artist’s comedic timing, use of the stage and microphone techniques, and then the all-important laugh ratio. Previous winners of the Laugh Masters include Oliver Booth (2012) and Irshaad Mohammed (2013), and this year the competition was so tough, they had no choice but to declare a tie at the end. Winners, Stuart Cairns and Yaseen Barnes, will split the R5 000 prize money and will both carry the sought after title of ‘Laugh Master 2014’. Both of these guys also get to perform on the main stage at this year’s Jive Cape Town Funny Festival. Here are their dates:
- Stuart Cairns from CT
26th May – 7th June
- Yaaseen Barnes from CT
8th June – 22 June
But like I said, you better hurry up and book those tickets soon. You’re not gonna want to miss out, trust me.