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Cape Town Comedy Club

The Pumphouse | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 79 495 3989
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Went on my birthday. For us Europeans, it’s cheap, really fun and cool. But they do talk quickly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Motley2112
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Cape Town Comedy Club

There is a good reason why the Cape Town Comedy Club has been voted to be in the top 10 comedy... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Jou Ma Se Comedy Club is proud to announce its name change to Cape Town Comedy Club as of 25 February 2015. "This is quintessentially a coming of age story" says founder and co-owner, comedian Kurt Schoonraad. The brand was first created in 2005 and part of the Cape Town Festival, as a tongue in cheek "Pop up Comedy Club". In 2007, the club then moved to the Albert Hall in Woodstock, where Kurt's idea to provide a regular, reputable stand-up club was welcomed with open arms by Cape Town's laugh-craving populace. Word soon spread, and Jou Ma Se Comedy Club became known as the mother of all Cape Town comedy clubs and home to some of the country's greatest talent. The club then moved to The River Club in Observatory in 2010 until October 2013. In November 2013 the brand finally found a permanent home at the beautiful historic Pumphouse in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. The club has hosted some of the world's most famous comedians including; Michael Mittermeier (Germany), Christopher Titus (US), Babben Larsson (Sweden), Dana Alexander (UK) and the best of the best South African stars and also hosted numerous high profile corporate events. On the 30th of March Comedy Central will air the first special "Cape Town Comedy Club presents ....", a first of its kind for Cape Town, shot live at the Cape Town Comedy Club. After a highly successful first year at the clubs new home at The Pumphouse, the management team has decided to rename the club to "Cape Town Comedy Club". Kurt explains "On reflection the name change seems like a natural thing to do, it feels like the brand is all grown up now and the new name reflects that. The name change which comes into effect on 25th February 2015 also makes it available to a much wider audience." Kurt and his team look forward to many more years of making you all laugh at the new ... Cape Town Comedy Club.
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The Pumphouse | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on my birthday. For us Europeans, it’s cheap, really fun and cool. But they do talk quickly and can easily loose you. After about an hour of extreme concentration I gave up. The cheap beer may not have helped... good fun!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a good reason why the Cape Town Comedy Club has been voted to be in the top 10 comedy clubs in the world. I have gone multiple times and I always have a jol of a time. Great as a date night or...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The line up and show was good, however the service in terms of waiting for our supper was very poor. People who arrived after us received their food before us and when we enquired the waiter was quick to call the manager who gave us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were making our way back to our digs when my friend announced she would like to pop in to the Comedy Club. On opening the door the biggest bouncer I have seen kind of fell out into my friend’s lap as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a night out. I must say, If Sne Ndlala or Paul Snodgrass is on the list you are in for a night full of laughs. They know how to get the crowd revved up and laughing until tour stomach hurts. Get there early so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit. We started to laugh and never stopped. Excellent host and the people who cracked the jokes. You will not be disappointed. For us, the entry was covered by the iventure card. And not very expensive also. Adults only.

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capetowncomedyclubcp, General Manager at Cape Town Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Glad you had fun!

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

We took my girlfriends family to the Cape Town comedy club as part of a 21st birthday celebration. The MC Daniel was top class. The other comedians swore a little more than we would have liked but all in all it was a great night....More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

After searching for somewhere to go in the evenings during Cape Town winter, we stumbled across this lively venue. We read the reviews on TA so decided to eat first then visit the club at show start time (2030). It was a “Night of Headliners”...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Always a good idea. I've been countless times, but never tire of this place. The shows are always packed and comedians hilarious.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Went to the comedy club over the weekend and although my expectations were not set high the food really was a let down. I’ll go as far to say that it’s probably the worst meal I’ve ever had in Cape Town. 3 of us had...More

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DesCapeTown, Manager at Cape Town Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

We are very sorry to hear about your experience at our club! Please email your contact details to opsmanager@capetowncomedy.com so that we can investigate this further.

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Ricarda N
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Response from DesCapeTown | Property representative |
Hi there, yes it's recommended that you book tickets ahead of time as we often sell out! You can book online via our website. Alternatively, call us on +27794953989. See you soon!
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