All About The Laughs! Check Out These Comedy Shows in Cape Town

comedy shows in cape town

It’s all about the hilarious antics showcased by these renowned stand-up comedians and comedy shows that guarantee laughter. Come and enjoy stand-up comedy and headlining acts that take to the stage to deliver funny stories, wit and commentary on modern society. Each gig offers a unique tone and atmosphere of theatrical brilliance, not to mention great performances that will blow the audience away. Saviour the comedy and fun while taking a seat at some of Cape Town’s finest theatres and spaces tailored for a great show.


Nik Rabinowitz - Rambunctious

Nik Rabinowitz – Rambunctious

Having survived a pandemic, an ISIS terror threat, and thruples therapy with his mother, Nik Rabinowitz returns to The Baxter to bring you his unadulterated thoughts and feelings on none of the above. Expect the unexpected, unless you’re expecting a stand-up comedy show from one of the country’s finest, in which case, expect that.

Cost: R153 – R230
When: 30 January at 8pm
Where: The Pam Golding Theatre at The Baxter, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Phillip Dikotla is Phill’ing Good

Phillip Dikotla is Phill’ing Good

Phillip Dikotla is bringing his one man, phill-good comedy experience to the Mother City. Get your tickets now. Performer Phillip Dikotla is a versatile stand-up comedian with a charmingly playful funnier-than-thou comedy streak.

With more than ten years in the comedy business, and a unique highly decorated multi-award-winning background in theatre and performance. Adept and skillful at using his simple, ordinary, everyday-man-like domino to elicit roaring laughter. The funnyman knows just how to prick funny holes on any subject, without breaking a sweat in a truthful yet jarringly funny way, no matter the occasion.

Cost: R100 – R150
When: 31 January at 8pm
Where: Masambe Theatre – Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town



AfriSnaaks: Wayne McKay’s Hilarious Afrikaans Comedy Embrace your love for authentically Afrikaans humour this summer with Vulture Productions in associations with Wayne McKay’s AfriSnaaks.

This side-splitting stand-up comedy show promises to entice the mind and tickle your senses — from delving into the delightful quirks that come with a Cape Flats upbringing, to bringing to life the mosaic of characters that paint a linguistically-charged picture of South African society.

AfriSnaaks takes you on a journey through the quirks and idiosyncrasies of Afrikaans, showcasing the language’s playful nuances, colloquialisms, and absurdities that make it so uniquely humorous.

Cost: R100 – R150
When: 5 February at 7.30pm
Where: Artscape, Innovation Lounge, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore Cape Town

The Armchair

The Armchair

Come and enjoy weekly comedy night and blow off some mid-week steam. Each night a few comedians will try out or refine material for your laughing pleasure.

Armchair provides a platform for up and coming talent with a host of entertainment on offer. Whether you’re a newbie to comedy and want to showcase your wit and comedic art, this space offers the perfect launch pad to entertain the crowd and grow your popularity. It is suitable for all comedy lovers, features popular comedians and also fans who want to have a good laugh, not to mention great dining and drinks on offer at this location.

Cost: Various
When: Every Wednesday at 8pm
Where: 135 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town

IN TRANSIT at Theatre Arts

IN TRANSIT at Theatre Arts

Emerging playwright and director, Sibahle Mabaso is presenting an existential comedy-drama, IN TRANSIT at Theatre Arts, Observatory, as part of their national and international festival, ‘Theatre In The Dark’ that runs from 15 to 25 February 2024.

The festival seeks to reimagine how theatre can still thrive despite the rollout of loadshedding.The themes within the work tie in with the existential dread that can be located in most South Africans as they encounter loadshedding – the constant waiting for the clock to strike so that the power comes back on.

But like Passenger 26, we are each left with a choice. Especially as we approach election season. Do we sit and twiddle our thumbs, do we nap our way through the long cycles of no power, do we try to form connections, look our family members in the eye and actually talk to them, do we bargain, or do we just accept fate?

Cost: R100pp
When: 15 to 25 February
Where: Methodist Church Hall, Cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street, Observatory, Cape Town

Sister Act - The Divine Musical Comedy

Sister Act – The Divine Musical Comedy

Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures. A musical sent from above, Sister Act is the brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time.

Cost: From R130
When: 17 to 27 February | please secure your seat via Bookings
Where: Cnr Swalle St & Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Golden Acre, Cape Town

Conrad Koch & Chester Missing's 'Baggage'

Conrad Koch & Chester Missing’s ‘Baggage’

In this laugh out loud, feel-good explosion of comedic silliness, internationally acclaimed ventriloquist Conrad Koch wants to get personal about his ‘Baggage’. But his best friend, superstar puppet Chester Missing (who lives in actual baggage), has other plans.

In his usual funny and irreverent way Chester thinks Conrad’s ‘problems’ are a joke. In fact all the voices in Conrad’s head have bad and outrageous advice on everything: anxiety, climate change, dating, loadshedding and much much more.

Cost: R160 – R240
When: From 28 Feb at 7.30pm
Where: Theatre On The Bay, Link Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Alan Committie

Alan Committie in FAST and (reasonably) FURIOUS

South African stand-up comedy Hall-of-Famer, Alan Committie, returns for the festive season to Theatre On The Bay in Cape Town with his latest, brand new stand up show: FAST AND REASONABLY FURIOUS!

Displaying his lighting fast wit coupled with his madcap phyisicality and renowned crowd engagement, this is Committie screeching his way across the stage with high octane, Vin-diesel fueled laughs for the holiday season.

The audience can expect a flipchart filled with flagrantly flippant fun facts. Rants and ruminations around Coronations, World Cup fever, Artificial Intelligence and so much more. In addition, Committie is throwing in an interval. For free. Twenty minutes of time that you can use in any way you choose. No questions asked. If you choose not to leave the theatre auditorium during the interval period then your twenty minutes will be transferred to your eBucks account and can be used to purchase hopes and dreams at your nearest SPAR.

Cost: R180 – R280
When: From 18 Jan 2024 at 8pm
Where: Theatre On The Bay, Link Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town

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