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“Something funny happened on the way to the Waterfront..”

Cape Town Comedy Club
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Owner description: Jou Ma Se Comedy Club is proud to announce its name change to Cape Town Comedy Club as of 25 February 2015. "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 historic Pumphouse in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. The club has hosted some of the world's most famous comedians including; Michael Mittermeier (Germany), Christopher Titus (US), Babben Larsson (Sweden), Dana Alexander (UK) and the best of the best South African stars and also hosted numerous high profile corporate events. On the 30th of March Comedy Central will air the first special "Cape Town Comedy Club presents ....", a first of its kind for Cape Town, shot live at the Cape Town Comedy Club. After a highly successful first year at the clubs new home at The Pumphouse, 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 which comes into effect on 25th February 2015 also makes it available to a much wider audience." Kurt and his team look forward to many more years of making you all laugh at the new ... Cape Town Comedy Club.
Reviewed 2 September 2014

A great place to go if you are interested in South African comedy. SA's top comedians appear on an ad hoc basis so visit a few times. Try catch Kurt Schoonraad, brilliant!

Thank Frank R
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

The comedians making up this club are very funny and definitely worth going to a show. Lots of local talent and sone of the jokes are x rated so may not be for the sensitive!

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

A group of friends & I went for a Burlesque show at Jou Ma Se, we really liked the newly renovated space! Great stage set-up, lighting and sound system. JMS has a nice range of shows, which is a great addition to Cape Town's live performance scene. Standard "American" menu with burgers, fish & chips, pizzas etc. Food tasted average, but on-par with V&A Waterfront pricing.

Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy Live gigs, check out the local comedy scene too!

Thank LisaHuang_FC
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Jou Ma Se is the perfect place for entertainment in the perfect spot. Good size for a club, nice buzz, very good food and excellent programming - just the place to attract the audience up and coming comedians need. And just the place I like to go back to over and over again because you can be sure to have a great time!

Thank Heidi F
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I highly recommend Jo Ma Se Comedy Club. I have attended the club since its inception a few years back when they were based in lower Woodstock and have followed them to the Riverclub and now the Pumphouse.
What a great night out with friends!

Thank DominiqueKapery
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