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Where to find Comedy in Cape Town (UPDATED: November 2020)

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You want to know where to find comedy in Cape Town.

I know, I get that. But the most recent Google search shows either the Cape Town Comedy Club or an old blog post that hasn’t been updated in a while. And trying to get around the city is hard enough without trying to find comedy in Cape Town in the first place.

Never fear, an actual comedian that plays in these shows is here. Below is the list of frequent comedy shows, and what to expect from the drive and the venue. And I’ll keep updating them when and where I get a chance to play, plus some more insight into their style and enjoyment.

Doesn’t hurt to know proper comedy club etiquette.

Trenchtown Comedy - Wednesdays

Founded in the void of the now closed-down Armchair Sundays, comedian Altaaf Sayed is ready to bring fun and laughter to the Observatory crowd at the well-established Trenchtown venue. Expect open-air and great times, starting this Wednesday.

rascals open mic comedy

Rascals - Every Thursday

Run by two of the nicest comedians in Cape Town, Rascals offers top-notch material moulded and crafted by newbies and veterans alike, while appreciated by a warm crowd in a lovely pub setting.

Premium Comedy - Various

Established a few years back by Kenwyn Davids to fill the Mitchell’s Plain market, the Premium Sports Bar has now become the hub of Cape Flats comedy. So many wonderful acts have walked that stage and become legends, and the crowds have cheered like no tomorrow. You want a fun night? Go there.

Zapata Restaurant - Every Tuesday

The dreaded "comedy in restaurant" industry grows with the return of Hartfield's Zapata Restaurant. Many a death felt in that room before, but there's hope yet for those with skill and ambition to make it a fun and awesome night.

Tau - First Tuesday of the Month

A new and wonderful performance space run by Mario Paul Campbell, the recent shows have drawn wonderful crowds. Be sure to check it out when you can!

Comedy Night - Every Thursday

A free show every Thursday hosted by Prince M'baya at Berta's Restaurant in Woodstock. Entry is free and the comedy always entertaining!

ComedyOClockSA - Various

Managed by Pius Xulu, Cape Town's most interesting one-liner comedian, this comedy night moves around between the Northern Suburbs and Khayelitsha, but always promises a fascinating line-up. Follow the page for details.

The Hookup Lounge -

Managed by Pius Xulu, Cape Town's most interesting one-liner comedian, this comedy night moves around between the Northern Suburbs and Khayelitsha, but always promises a fascinating line-up. Follow the page for details.

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