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Jou Ma Se Comedy Club is proud to announce its name change to Cape Town Comedy Club.

“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

Kurt and his team look forward to many more years of making you all laugh at the new...............Cape Town
Comedy Club.

For more details:
Cape Town Comedy Club, The Pumphouse, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Cost: R95 – Wed & Thurs / R120 – Fri, Sat, Sun
Book Now:

Also available from any Computicket outlet or Shoprite, Checkers stores
Tickets sold telephonically on the day (+27 (0)79 495 3989), subject to availability

Time: Starts 8.30pm. Doors open 6pm
Telephone: 0214188880 / 0794953989

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Take in the natural joys of the Vineyard’s historic,Eco-award winning riverside gardens overlooking Table Mountain’s eastern slopes.

With abundant indigenous fauna and flora, this delightful, informative guided walk – with delicious tea and pastries afterwards – takes just 90 minutes and is suitable for all (but do wear sensible strolling shoes).

Our well-known horticulturists and environmentalists Chris Van Zyl or Dewet Bezuidenhout, will meet you at 09h30 You also stand a chance to win the Lady Ann Barnard’s afternoon tea for two if you fill in the feedback questionnaire.

Vineyard garden walk calendar:

• 01, 08, 22 April 2015
• 13, 20, 27 May 2015
• 03, 10 June 2015
• 08, 22 July 2015
• 12, 19 August 2015
• 9, 16, 30 September 2015
• 07, 14, 21 October 2015
• 04, 11 & 18 November 2015
• 02, 09 December 2015

Cost: R65 per person

Booking Essential:

Telephone: +27 (0) 21 657 4500


Visit and subscribe to receive our newsletter. Join us for a walk on the (not so) wild side!

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Casa Labia presents an Annelie Venter exhibition from 3 - 31 May 2015.

A walkabout of the exhibition with the artist Annelie Venter will take place on Saturday, 16 May 2015 at 11:00.

Timed to coincide with her 60th birthday, Annelie Venter has put together a body of artworks looking back at the life she and her ancestors’ have lived, particularly in the context of living and farming in near desert like conditions.

Taking the verse: “The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more (Psalm 103 15-16)” as inspiration, and working with photographs taken by her mother and a memoir written by her father, Venter is exploring the transience of life.

The exhibition comprises a series of images of family members and close up studies of the delicate and ephemeral blossoming of the flowers that bloom in the Sandveldt area where she lives and farms.

To book for all Cultural activities contact Wendy-Anne:

Telephone: +27 (0)21 788 6068


For more information visit

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A brand new play, written by the brilliant Alexander McCall Smith of No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency fame, will open in Planet Restaurant on Tuesday 5th May and will run every Tuesday evening until 9th June 2015 - a fun-filled evening of sumptuous food, delightful theatre and music from down memory lane.

This world premiere, directed by renowned director Nicholas Ellenbogen, is set around characters from all over the world finding their way home after the war, via Cape Town. All music  lovers gather over a drink at The Nellie to share songs and stories.

This is a nostalgic feel-good play in three acts: the “fishing fleet” ladies who travelled to India; love and beauty in the Australian outback; and Tickie the clown in the Lion’s Den, provide captivating entertainment in the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

Relax and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner created by Chef Rudi Liebenberg, starting off with bubbles and canapés in Planet Restaurant’s Conservatory Bar. 

The cost is R450 per person for the show and dinner, including the bubbles and canapés which will be served from 6.30pm – 7pm, thereafter guests will be seated in the restaurant.

To make your reservation or for any further enquiries:

Telephone: +27 (0) 21 483 1948


For more information visit:

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Theatre goers will be delighted to hear that the highly acclaimed John is back in Cape Town and can be seen at the Artscape Arena from 21 - 30 May 2015. This production is written and performed by Andre Lombard and directed by Jeremeo le Cordeur, the cast includes Melissa Haiden. This play has been classified as 16SNL.

John is the resonating story of a highly intelligent man. The only thing that makes sense in his life are numbers, until he falls in love and has his first sexual experience. It starts haunting him, and as he grows older he withdraws deeper into himself, struggling to interact with people on a social level. The story focuses on John’s journey as he delves in to the underworld of sex workers in the hope of finding a replacement for his first love, through them.

In essence, this story explores the sex worker industry – it’s not a pretty story and can often make you feel very uncomfortable. “It’s all too easy to forget that behind every sex worker is a story, and a motivation for what they do,” says Lombard, “When asked in preschool what she would like to be she’s grown up, no little girl will ever say she hopes to be a sex worker one day.”

“Sex workers are all too often judged on assumptions and stereotyped. We applaud the attempt to reflect the reality and complexity of sex worker’s lives in this play,” says Ishtar Lakhani of Sweat (the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce).

Seen through the eyes of John, viewers are granted access into the controversial world of the sex workers that live on the periphery of our society. When you hire a sex worker, you are dealing with more than just flesh – you are dealing with a person.

Le Cordeur, through Vulture Productions, has made a name for himself for courageously breaking away from the status quo and integrating different mediums, genres and multi-media art forms into his productions. Tannie Dora Goes Bos, seen last year at the Arstcape, received high praise from critics for its quirky, high octane take on a murder mystery. John continues this trend, exploring ways to inspire audiences and offering an edgy thought provoking theatre piece.

Ticket Price: R100
Students, Scholars (16-18), Pensioners and Block Bookings: R80
Purchased at Computicket.

For more information email: or visit

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The wine flowed abundantly and everyone partook in excited discussions ranging from Arthurian lore to Stonehenge legend when the festivities came to an untimely halt. Following a petrified scream, emanated from the library, the partygoers discovered the body of Kathleen Kenyon-Loret; drenched in an unhealthy pool of her own blood. As a storm started to rage outside the ominous castle walls, suspects need to discover the identity of the killer before another victim joins Kathleen in the hereafter.

Join us for a game filled with mystery and mischief as suspects are transported back in time to expose scandalous secrets and pompous plots to solve this bloodcurdling mystery.”

RSVP Date:  15-05-2015
Time:  19:05
Venue:  The Dining Room, Woodstock
Cost:  R435 per person including 3 course dinner and mystery to solve. (No corkage charge! Remember to bring your own wine as they do not have a liquor licence)  
Dress up theme:  "Medieval Chic"

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