For those of you in the Cape. Check out the current line-up of comedy gigs all round town.
Comedy in Cape Town is currently busier than it has been in the past 6-7 years with new shows popping up all over the peninsula.
Monday Nights still see’s Zulas running with a range of the top comics in the country and local acts. Always packed.. always fun. Zula’s is in Long Street across from Nando’s. word of advice…avoid the street meat guy up the road…blergh
Tuesdays have two gigs currently running. News Cafe in Tableview is running every Tuesday night with top local acts. R40 gets you in, and you get a free savannah with that. Phone 021 557 6336 to book.
Also on Tuesdays, at the Purple Turtle, you can find the Funny Bones comedy night. It has had some top acts on, and a variety of local performers both new and established. Tickets are R30 here
Bookings: 076 801 2113
Wednesday see’s the running of two somewhat occasional gigs…
Stardust Diner in Tygervalley waterfront, will see its fourth show this wednesday with the best in South African comedy. Really a nice show here. Tickets: R95 / R75 for students, pensioners and block bookings.
Book @ 021 6866 280 please book now to avoid disappointment!
Also on Wednesdays, you can find an occasional gig, (not sure exactly when its running) at Jokers in Athlone. Entrance is R20. Call 0763958901 for more info…
Thursday nights see’s the return of Jou Ma’s se Comedy Club. It moved after folks were not too happy with the original venue. Its now hosted at the River Club in Obz, great food, great booze (8 Draughts on tap…mmm) safe parking and Sa’s top acts. Tickets are R70 and bookings can be made online via http://www.webtickets.co.za.
TABLE RESERVATIONS: Can be made by calling the restaurant directly on 021 448 7906
Friday has some occasional monthly gigs. Slightly out of Cape Town, but not too far away. Comedia presents a montly comedy night at the Boston Grill at the Mykonos Casino in Langebaan. Top South African Comedians perform here and includes a buffet meal. 022 707 6975. Be there at 6 for the dinner, show starts at 8pm.
Friday also see’s on occasion, Encore Restaurant in Plattekloof. Comedy and a meal is provided and is in a lovely setting. Check the Comedia group for more info as to when its on next.
Saturday is a day of rest for comedy at present…but new gigs are planned for the weekends shortly.
Sunday has an open mike night at the OBZ Theatre Cafe….in er…Obz. Catch local acts both new and upcoming doing new material and giving comedy a try. I think entrance is R20. Avoid the street meat here too.
Also, dont forget to catch the corporate sponsored comedy shows across the country. We have some of South Africa’s favourite stand-up comedians set to crack up audiences countrywide in May, when the KIT KAT LIVE Comedy series takes place in the major centres. The show, sponsored by KIT KAT, cos when i think comedy, immediately i think of chocolate companies, cell phone providers and insurance….but hey….catch the Kit Kat show at a rather unusual venue..
Cape Town: NuMetro, Canal Walk, 13-15 May.
For a sponsored gig…its been hard to find any information on it…No idea how much the tickets are, or where to book…but its on.
It has the hilarious Trevor Noah on the bill, with local gentlemen..Dave Levinsohn, Paul Snodgrass, Colin Moss. And I believe Joburg act, Darren Maule is the host.
Who ever said that there was no comedy gigs running….pure bloody lies… and this is before the over-priced, comedy festivals are on….keep your ears and eyes to the web folks…save some money, have some laughs and support the local comedy circuit..