Cape Town Comedy Club

Cape Town Comedy Club
The Cape Town Comedy Club is the Mother City’s only dedicated stand-up comedy venue and is rated among the best in the world.

Cape Town Comedy Club Highlights

  • Cape Town Comedy Club hosts fantastic line-ups of top South African entertainers
  • Standout menu items like the chilli poppers and burgers, particularly “jou ma se burger”
  • Get there at 18:00 to take advantage of the happy hour drinks special from 18:00 -19:00


Cape Town Comedy Club is open five nights a week, and daily during the festive season, it brings fresh laughs with a different show premiering each week.

Located at the historical landmark, The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront, this club hosts the best the comedy the world has to offer, with both local and internationally iconic comedians gracing its stage. In addition to world-class entertainment, guests also enjoy great food, drinks and laughter.


Formerly called the Jou Ma Se Comedy Club, this club was founded by well-known comedian Kurt Schoonraad. Since its inception in 2005, the club has taken up residence in a number of quirky Cape Town locations from Woodstock to Observatory.

The comedy and dining experience combo eventually made a permanent home of the historic Pumphouse in the heart of the V&A Waterfront in 2013. With the success that followed the move to the new location, came the fitting new name, Cape Town Comedy Club. Its a name that extends beyond a local audience, attracting foreigners and tourists from all over.

Cape Town Comedy Club Opening Times Year Round

1 December – 15 January Dinner Show Start
Monday 18:00 20:30
Tuesday 18:00 20:30
Wednesday 18:00 20:30
Thursday 18:00 20:30
Friday 18:00 20:30
Saturday 18:00 20:30
Sunday 18:00 20:30
15 January – 30 November Dinner Show Start
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday 18:00 20:30
Thursday 18:00 20:30
Friday 18:00 20:30
Saturday 18:00 20:30
Sunday 18:00 20:30
  • Booking essential – Line-ups are subject to change
  • Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Dinner from 18:00 – The show starts at 20:30
  • 1 December to mid-January: Daily
  • 15 January – 30 November: Wednesdays to Sunday

Phone: +27 (0)21 418 8880 / +27 (0)79 495 3989

Directions to the Cape Town Comedy Club

Advice for visitors

The comedians are not censored, and some material may not be appropriate for sensitive audiences, hence no under 18’s allowed. That being said, it is a fun evening all around even if you’re not a local. But maybe brush up on some South African politics so you don’t find yourself missing out on the punchlines!

Evenings here are very popular, so make a reservation early to ensure you get a table. It’s also a good idea to arrive hungrily! If you eat beforehand you will find yourself sitting at the table salivating over your neighbour’s plate of food.

Did you know

The venue for the Cape Town Comedy Club has been around since 1882. It was previously used to pump water from the Robinson Dry Dock (the world’s oldest dock in operation). It was the first place in Cape Town to have electricity.

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