Trying out some new material. Soundcloud recording of JMSCC set on 2 Feb 2012

Hello folks.
I figured the only way to write comedy is to just do it.
You need very little for stand up. You need an audience. That is about it. The rest is just incidental.

Thanks to Jou Ma’s Se Comedy Club at Players Cafe. I appreciate the opportunity to just let loose and enjoy myself.

I’m back there most Thursdays for a while trying out new material.
Apologies for the poor audio quality. This isn’t meant to be a DVD release. I recorded it using my iPhone just so I could listen back o it and see what works and what doesn’t. Lots doesn’t. Some does.

Im recording to Soundcloud and hope to build up a list of all my gigs from here on. Why not.

Listings of Stand Up Comedy Gigs all over Cape Town

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
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..


Cape Town is currently running stand up comedy nights all through the week.

Wow.  How times change.

A couple of months ago, there was basically nothing in Cape Town.  A cool enough gig in town on a Monday, and that was about it.

Now we are seeing a rising rush of comedy all over the greater cape.  This is good.  Very good.
Not because the comedy is per se, but due to the fact that it gives us the acts a chance to really lift our game.  Write new material and be performing it regularly enough to be able to actually tweak it.  Ive been out of action for months.  Frankly I wasn’t excited at all to return to the world of Cape Stand Up.  I was doing it I think to make some cash.  Never a good idea.

But this week has seen me doing five different comedy gigs.  Im feeling funny, Im writing new material, and Im getting a chance to show it to a range of audiences, and not just some goofed lighties in Long Street.  (although i do like the goofed lighties all the same)

I will post a list of the gigs currently running shortly.  But first, I need some sushi.