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“This is quintessentially a coming of age story” says founder and co-owner, comedian Kurt Schoonraad. The brand was first created in 2005 and part of the Cape Town Festival, as a tongue in cheek “Pop up Comedy Club”. In 2007, the club then moved to the Albert Hall in Woodstock, where Kurt’s idea to provide a regular, reputable stand-up club was welcomed with open arms by Cape Town’s laugh-craving populace. Word soon spread, and Jou Ma Se Comedy Club became known as the mother of all Cape Town comedy clubs and home to some of the country’s greatest talent. The club then moved to The River Club in Observatory in 2010 until October 2013. In November 2013 the brand finally found a permanent home at the beautiful Pumphouse in the heart of the V&A Waterfront.

After a highly successful first year at the clubs new home, the management team has decided to rename the club to “Cape Town Comedy Club”. Kurt explains “On reflection the name change seems like a natural thing to do, it feels like the brand is all grown up now and the new name reflects that. The name change also makes it available to a much wider audience.”

The owners, management, performers and staff look forward to many more years of making you all laugh down at the new Cape Town Comedy Club.


Conference Venue
Year End Venue


Cape Town's only dedicated comedy club owned by comedian, Kurt Schoonraad.


Conference Venue
Year End Venue


Cape Town’s only dedicated comedy venue is at the historical landmark, The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront.

The venue hosts the best the comedy world has to offer, with both local and internationally iconic comedians gracing its stage. In addition to this world class entertainment, patrons can enjoy great food, relax, laugh and just have fun in a safe, upmarket environment.

Cape Town Comedy Club runs Wednesday to Saturday with a different show each week. For more information and the weekly lineup (subject to change without prior notice),

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