8 June-8 July 2012. The Baxter Theatre hosts the eighth edition of the Vodacom Funny Festival, which presents a selection of 30 award-winning acts coming from the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as some of the best local comics and a series of new entries.
On stage are a series of international comedians, as well as some new names and numerous local actors. Among the comedians are the British Kev Orkian, who was awarded Best Musical Comedian at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival; the Indian, UK raised actor Imran Yusuf, who was nominated Best Newcomer at the last edition of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and currently runs his own BBC TV show; The Boy with Tape on his Face from New Zealand, who successfully performed at the Royal Variety Show in 2011; the Japanese comedian Gamarjobat; the multi awards winning duo, better known as the Kings of Silent Comedy, who will present a physical comedy master-class which develops into a perfectly choreographed visual feast. Local comics include Alan Committie, one of the country’s most talented comedians; Kurt Schoonraad, a local comic and icon of the Cape Town industry; the emerging Afrikaans comic Piet Potgieter; the local comidienne Angel Blythe Campey and Kagiso Mokgadi, or KG. Cape Town’s favourite funny man, Marc Lottering will appear on selected performances during the last week of the Festival.