Cape Town Comedy ClubCape Town
Cape Town Comedy Club is Cape Town’s only dedicated stand-up comedy venue and was recently voted as 1 of the top 10 comedy clubs in the world.
Formerly known as “Jou Ma Se Comedy Club”, the brand was first created in 2005 as 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 the 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.
In 2015, after a highly successful first year at the clubs new home, the management team decided to rename the club to “Cape Town Comedy Club”. Founder and owner, Kurt Schoonraad, explains “This was quintessentially a coming of age story. On reflection the name change seemed like a natural thing to do, it felt like the brand was all grown up and the new name reflects that.The name change also makes it available to a much wider audience.”
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. Comedy Central Africa has also filmed two “Cape Town Comedy Club presents …” specials in 2015 & 2016 at Cape Town Comedy Club.
Kurt and his team look forward to many more years of making you all laugh at … Cape Town Comedy Club!