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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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Funny people and great pizza

Probably the best pizza in town is served at this venue. Funny people and great atmosphere with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holsty2014
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Stavanger, Norway
You’re having a laugh aren’t you?

We went with friends for dinner and the show in April 2018.Food was very basic pub grub, served by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
555capetowntraveller
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Cape Town, South Africa
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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 1 week ago

Probably the best pizza in town is served at this venue. Funny people and great atmosphere with excellent local beer. We were four friends who enjoyed the show very much. Come early to get great seating. The stand-up comedians love to use their audience. If...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with friends for dinner and the show in April 2018.Food was very basic pub grub, served by our efficient waiter Kenny. The emcee, Mel Jones, was good, funny, had a point of view and brought the audience in well. Comedy is subjective and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved last night’s line-up! And the MC is such a treat. Arrive early, to order your food. And if you sit in the front you will be picked on for sure!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful way to spend the evening laughing and generally enjoying yourself. The performers are exceptionally talented, the food is good, the service great and the audience friendly and out for a fun filled evening. You can't beat it.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great evening, good food and 4 good comedians, it did not matter that you we’re not a local, we got most of the jokes.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Cape Town Comedy Club. All the comedians were brilliant but I especially enjoyed Martin and Lungelo Ndlovu, they were fabulous! The meal was delicious and we took advantage of happy hour too! I can highly recommend doing this!...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Had a fun time at the CT comedy club. This made a change from the usual drinking and eating activities whilst on holiday. Not that I don't enjoy eating and drinking at all but the CC was something a little different plus you can in...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great place that usually isn’t too busy during the summer weekdays. Decent rate on food and drinks. Especially with the 10 rand tequila shots starting at intermission. Great for groups if you call ahead for reservations. A bit crowded inside when you’re trying to move...More

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DesCapeTown, General Manager at Cape Town Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our club. Glad you had fun!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

It's difficult for me to rate this comedy club because I loved the comedians who performed. I also think that the emcee did a fantastic job keeping the energy up and introducing the performers. That being said, the actual restaurant of the comedy club is...More

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DesCapeTown, General Manager at Cape Town Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our club Chieka. We appreciate, and take into consideration, all comments and feedback received, so that we can strive to improve the overall experience at our club. Looking forward to having you back at our club very...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We spend a wonderful evening at the Cape Town Comedy Club! Next to the good drinks we enjoyed watching the set up with local and international Comedians! People from all over the world get together to train their laugh muscles - you should try!!!

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DesCapeTown, General Manager at Cape Town Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our club! Glad you had fun!

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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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