The Cape Town International Comedy Festival is the largest Comedy Festival in South Africa. It’s relaunching in 2020 for one week, starting 1  March 2020 at the Artscape Theatre Centre.

The Cape Town Comedy Festival (CTCF) will host the most varied comedy shows and concepts ever produced in SA, catering for every comedy taste and presenting the latest of global trends.
15 International Artists from the Comedy Capitals in the world will join South Africa’s funniest.

The original Cape Town Comedy festival launched in 1996. It was the first international comedy event on the continent (first with Smirnoff and then Nando’s as the headline sponsors). It staged hundreds of international artists from around the globe and sold over a million tickets during its 16-year run. The Festival has a proud history of introducing the most prominent comedians to S.A., including, Jim Jeffries, Jimmy Carr, Russell Peters and Trevor Noah. It also catapulted the careers of many local acts.

Tickets for Cape Town Comedy Festival are available from Webtickets now from R190. For more information, visit or e-mail

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