Big Laughs at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club

The brainchild of Kurt Schoonraad, a much-loved local comic, Jou Ma Se Comedy Club celebrates the rise of South African comedy, with a line-up of acts that run from Wednesday to Sunday.

The Club began as something of an impromptu affair when Kurt took his particular blend of Cape Flats humour to the Cape Town Festival 2005 that was held at Manenberg’s Jazz Cafe in the Waterfront. Between 2007 and 2010, the Club was based in the Albert Town Hall in Woodstock, where it became a regular show that started drawing a big crowd.

Jou Ma Se Comedy Club

Today, Jou Ma Se Comedy can be enjoyed most of the week around at The Pumphouse in the Waterfront – a beautiful old historical building that offers music, comedy, food and drink in one stylish venue. If you enjoy a good laugh and a good night out, you are sure to find a night at this unique comedy club truly something to remember.

What to Expect at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club

Being a comedy club, you should expect to laugh yourself fit to bust of course. But what sort of acts are on the line-up at Jou Ma Se Comedy? You can get a full list of comedians and their bios on the club’s comedians page. Here are some of the many legendary comics that frequently take to the stage:

-Kurt Schoonraad
-Rob van Vuuren
-Tracy Klaas
-Chris Forrest
-Kagiso Mokgadi (KG)
-Nik Rabinowitz
-Carl Weber
-Lazola Gola
-Deep Fried Man
-Mark Banks
-John Vlismas
-Mel Jones
-Angel Campey
-Anne Hirsch

Costs for shows include entry to The Pumphouse, and range from R70 early bird specials to R95 and up for general tickets. These can be purchased via Computicket. There is a restaurant and bar at the venue, so you can grab a bite to eat and have a few drinks while you enjoy the show. Starting times vary depending on the evening’s line-up, but for the most part doors open from 18h00, with shows starting at around 20h30.

The club is open from Wednesday until Sunday – bookings can be done by phone on +27 (0)21 418 8880 or email at [email protected]. Visit Jou Ma Se Comedy Club online at



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