Cape Town, (8th June 2015): The Cape is blessed with comedic talent, being the birth province of some of South Africa’s top comedians including: Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola, Ndumiso Lindi, Barry Hilton, Stuart Taylor and Kurt Schoonraad. With Trevor Noah’s latest appointment as the new host of the Daily Show, the South African stand up comedy industry will be in the international spotlight and being one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, it is great to know that the Cape Town Comedy Strip has launched on Cape Town’s infamous Long Street.
The Cape Town Comedy Strip is an idea birthed by Mamello “Mum-z” Mokoena (Three time SAFTA Award winning comedian) and is a hub of different venues on upper Long Street, hosting stand up comedy evenings on different nights of the week and will feature local and international comedians. The venues for the Cape Town Comedy Strip include:
The Dubliner, 251 Long Street – Every Last Tuesday of Each Month
The Dubliner at Kennedy’s, as a venue, is part of the backbone of what makes Long Street such a vibrant street. It is the first authentic Irish pub on the strip and offering live music every night has made The Dubliner an extremely popular venue. Now The Dubliner is including regular comedy nights, every last Tuesday of each month as part of the Cape Town Comedy Strip. The next show at The Dubliner will be on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 and will feature: Mum-z, Shimmy Isaacs, Khanyiso Kenqa, Liam Bento and Gino Fernandez. You can purchase tickets here:
Beerhouse, 223 Long Street – Every First and Last Wednesday of Each Month
Beerhouse is a curator od craft beer and it’s popularity on Long Street is due to it’s bright, fresh, well lit open plan ambience, it’s prime location on upper Long Street and its selection of over 100 different craft beers. Recently Beerhouse launched the Mash Tun Room, which is an entertainment room that hosts quiz nights, live music and now regular stand up comedy, every first and last Wednesday of each month as part of the Cape Town Comedy Strip. Doors open 8pm and comedy starts at8.30pm. The next show at the Beerhouse will be on Wednesday, 29th April 2015 and will feature: Martin Davis, Conrad Koch, Yaaseen Barnes, Tracy Klass and KG. You can purchase tickets here:
Iconic Lounge, 164 Long Street – Every Thursday
Iconic Lounge is a bar / lounge / club situated one floor above Mexican On Long and boasts a very rare 2nd floor view of Upper Long Street. Iconic Lounge was the first venue on Long Street to be included in the Cape Town comedy Strip and has already hosted great comedians such as Rob Van Vuuren, Schalk Bezuidenhout, KG and Mum-z. Iconic Lounge hosts comedy nights every single week on a Thursday night and now makes Phuza Thursday much more hilarious and enjoyable. Doors open at8pm and comedy starts at 8.30pm. The line-ups at Iconic Lounge for the month are below:
16 April 2015: Carl Weber, Sne Dladla, Khanyiso Kenqa and Schalk Bezuidenhout
23 April 2015: Tracy Klass, Dalin Oliver, Gino Fernandez and Liam Bento.
30 April 2015: Martin Davis, Kellyn Coetzee, Mum-z and Dylan Skews
You can purchase tickets here:
All the venues that are a part of Comedy On Long have tables seating, food and fully licensed bars. Doors open at 8pm and comedy starts at 8.30pm on all nights. Tickets are R50 per night for each / every venue. For more info on the Cape Town Comedy Strip: www.capetowncomedystrip.co.za