Most tourists come to Cape Town for its famous mountain and beautiful beaches. But there’s another reason to travel to the Mother City. It is fast becoming the home of comedy in South Africa.
Ever since South African-born Trevor Noah was appointed host of the Daily Show earlier this year, there has been renewed interest in South Africa’s comedy chops. And for good reason. South Africa is a nation well practised in laughing at themselves, their leaders and their country.
Over the next few months there are a number of big shows taking place in Cape Town which will have you giggling, chuckling, laughing and loving life. These are just some of the shows which you should consider travelling to Cape Town for. So don’t delay, book that plane ticket and find a hotel in Greenpoint where you’ll be close to the action.
Pieter Dirk EISH
On at Theatre On The Bay until November 28, this is a show not to be missed. Pieter Dirk Uys celebrates his 70 years of life with an intimate show of stories and personal anecdotes. A review of the show in The Citizen says: “There is simply no one better than Pieter-Dirk Uys for the times we find ourselves in. He is the only comedian who can still make us laugh at the problems that beset our country, although it may feel as if you are swallowing barbed wire. So if you are in the doldrums for whatever reason, this brilliant show will console, entertain and invigorate you.
Barry Hilton LIVE
Everyone’s favourite comedy uncle, Hilton is taking to the stage at the Caledon Casino on December 5. He’ll be finding the funny in everyday life, as usual, with his normal hilarious facial expressions and gestures adding to the hilarity.
The best man and puppet combination out there, Chester Missing is South Africa’s most beloved comedic duo. They’ll be hitting the stage at Hope@PaulCluver on January 9 with their special mix of political and satirical comedy which will leave you both amused and educated.
Kevin Hart What Now?
And for a little bit of international flavour. Top comedian Kevin Hart will be coming to Cape Town’s Grand Arena on March 26. He’s performed his show to more than 50 000 people in the US and is now bringing it to South Africa. He follows the show in Cape Town with performances in Durban and Johannesburg.