Fasten your seatbelts as the countdown begins to the first Mother City Comedy Festival. This new, annual festival takes place at the Baxter Studio Theatre from March 19 to 31. Celebrating stand-up comedy and the artists who present it, the event showcases a full spectrum of different comedic styles.

With a minimum of two shows daily, the festival promises to 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 will be spoilt for choice during this inaugural festival of funniness, produced by SIV NGESI , in collaboration with Taylor Made Productions.

The local stand-up comedy circuit has grown at a rapid rate, which has given rise to some hilarious household names, as well as stars of film and television. A host of local stars will present new work at the festival, along with one (or two) surprise international artists. Audiences have the chance to feast on ensemble shows, two-handers and solo offerings, ensured to cater for all comedy tastes.

This is a truly a festival for comedy connoisseurs, focusing on stand-up comedy only and celebrating all the different styles within that genre.

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 Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or email [email protected] or Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993 or email her at [email protected].

The lineup:

– March 19 (7.30pm-8.45pm): Yaseen Barnes/ Dalin Oliver

– March 20 (7.30pm-8.45pm): Kurt Langeveld/ Liam Bento

– March 21 (7.30pm-8.45pm): Siya Seya/ TBC

– March 22 (7.30pm-8.45pm): Phil Delange/ Mel Jones

– March 23 (6pm-8.45pm): Carl Weber/ Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi/ Riaad Moosa

– March 24 (6pm-8.45pm): Jet Atkins/ Lindy Johnson/ Kate Pinchuck/ Rob van Vuuren

– March 26 (7.30pm-8.45pm): Lazola Gola/ Gino/ Kenwyn/ Stuart Cairns/ Milo

– March 27 (7.30-8.45): C J Benson/ Donovan Goliath

– March 28 (7.30-8.45): Jason Goliath/ Kurt Schoonraad/ Stuart Taylor

– March 29 (7.30-8.45): Simmi Arieff/ Donovan/ Jason/ Nicholas

– March 30 (6pm-8.45): Altaaf Sayed/ Keenan Cerff/ Angel Campey/ Carl/ Dalin/ KG/ Yaseen

– March 31(6pm-8.45): Shimmy Isaacs/ Alfred Adriaan/ Carl/ Dalin/ KG/ Yaseen

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Date: March 19
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: R120


Baxter Studio Theatre
Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Cape Town
Western Province
South Africa
Phone: 021 680 3962
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