On Monday 31 July, the Jive Funny Festival cast visited Groot Constantia for some history, culture, wine and a fabulous lunch at Simon’s Restaurant.

As official sponsors of the event, Cape Town Big 7, along with Simon’s Restaurant hosted the merry band of comics. They arrived early on Monday morning on the Cape Town Red Bus and took a stroll through the oak-lined avenue up to the Manor House for a glass of bubbly. Karen Woodcock, the Tours & Events Manager at Groot Constantia, greeted our guests and started the day off with a little bit of history, touching on the recent 333rd birthday of Groot Constantia before ushering them in to the Manor House for a tour.

The Jive Funny Festival comics were then treated to a wonderfully informative wine tasting in the upper tasting room located close to Simon’s Restaurant, followed by a cellar tour.

The festival, held at the Baxter Theatre, also includes acts from Alan Committee, Rob Van Vuuren, Siv Ngesi, Khanyisa Bunu, Goronwy Thom and Richard Garaghty.

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Jive Cape Town Funny Festival

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival has become Cape Town’s Winter comedic tonic and is well known for presenting top class, international variety acts on the same stage as South Africa’s top comics. The official line-up of local performers includes Master of Ceremony, Alan Committie, Marc Lottering, Tats Nkonzo, Rob van Vuuren, Khanyisa Bunu and Siv Ngesi.

The international acts include Gerry Connolly, Cirque du Soleil lead clown, Mookie Cornish from Canada, French clown Raymond Raymondson and British comedy duo Goronwy Thom and Richard Garaghty.

Though it’s the fourteenth Funny Festival, this year marks the twenty-first comedy project, Festival Director, Eddy Cassar has produced. The initial festival dates back to 1997 with the first modern comedy festival in the country, The Smirnoff Comedy Festival.

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