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Cape Town Comedy Festival 2020

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    Mar 01 2020
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The International Cape Town Comedy Festival is the largest stand-alone comedy festival in South Africa – and will relaunch in 2020 at  Artscape for a one week period, starting 1st  March 2020.

This one week event will host the most varied comedy shows and concepts ever produced in the country.

15 International Artists from the comedy capitals will join South Africa’s funniest.

The Funny Is Back…

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DANGER ZONE – 02-08 March 2020

Filthy, funny, not for the faint hearted or under 18’s.

If you prefer your nachos a little more spicy, your coffee a little darker, this is the show for you.

Featuring five international and two local heavyweight comedians in a no holds barred romp that is fabulously filthy and dangerously funny.

The Danger Zone is always a crowd favourite and set to be fastest selling show on the Festival.

Venue: Theatre

Tickets from R190 – R285


BAFUNNY BAFUNNY – 01 March 2020

The World Cup Funny Final

What if comedy was a sport? Bafunny Bafunny would be South Africa’s answer to a national comedy team to represent us at the World Cup of Funny.

Featuring four of our funniest stand-up comedians, the star-studded team is ready to unite the nation through laughter in an epic showdown against four comedians from the UK.

Bafunny Bafunny is one of the highlights at this year’s Cape Town Comedy Festival.

Venue: Opera House

Tickets from R190 – R285


DEALT – 02-08 March 2020            

 Global Touring Sensation Richard Turner, live in SA for the first time.

Richard Turner’s DEALT is a Global phenomenon that entertains, and inspires.

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.

Hear the story directly from the legend…and be amazed.

Venue: Arena

Tickets from R150 – R190



Featuring the Best Comedy Clips of the past year.

Make us laugh. We might make you famous! The best online comedy clips as submitted by YOU that are racking up the LOLs across the web.

Free Access for all festival goers.

Comedia is a foyer display and does not require tickets.


FUNNY TALKS – 03-07 March 2020

Lunchtime Q&A with Industry Experts.

An entertaining and informative power hour with comedy experts. From stand-up comedians, cartoonists and academics in the field, there is something for everyone who has ever wondered ‘Why? How? What?’

Hosted by Mark Banks, one of the most recognized and respected comedians of his time, think Ted Talks, just funny!

Venue: Arena

Tickets: R30


THE U.N. COMEDY SHOW – 02-08 March 2020

 7 Comedians, 7 Countries, One Ticket.

The United Nations of Comedy is the widest selection of Comedy Styles ever to be featured on a Cape Town event.

Unlike the actual UN, this international contingent have no diplomacy, are grossly biased and regularly kill audiences during their set.

Armed with nothing but jokes, laughter has proven the best medicine and the only humanitarian aid they can offer.

Diplomatic immunity vaccines not included.

Venue: Opera House

Tickets from R190 – R285


BOOK CLUB – 04 March 2020

A Big Night Out for the girls. All female cast.

Featuring 6 of the funniest international and local comediennes – this is the perfect event to celebrate with the ladies you love the most.

What gets discussed at Book Club, Stays at Book Club….but you already knew that!

This one night only gala event will sell out fast…so don’t delay.

Venue: Opera House

Tickets from R190 – R285


1 March, 2020 / 7:00 pm
8 March, 2020 / 6:00 pm
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Underground Parking

The underground municipal car park linked to Artscape is open for public parking from 17:00 on weekdays and an hour before the starting time of shows on weekends. It closes at 24:00. The parking fee is R24.00 and R15.00 for pensioners.

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disable Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695