Cape Town Funny Festival Comes To Wimbledon Again

South Africa's biggest comedy stars will be in SW19

South Africa's biggest TV and theatre comedy stars will be a long way from home this November when the annual, award-winning Cape Town Comedy Festival chuckles its way back into Wimbledon.

Back by popular demand for two nights only, New Wimbledon Theatre plays host once again to South Africa’s brightest comedy stars following the hugely successful and hilarious 2014 inaugural Cape Town Funny Festival in London.

Cape Town Funny Festival has become the most prestigious comedy festival in South Africa and includes the country’s biggest TV and theatre comics.

The show will be hosted by Cape Town comedy legend and firm New Wimbledon Theatre favourite Alan Committie. Joining Alan will be some of the rainbow nation’s premier comedians, delivering a unique display of their rich and eclectic humour, including South Africa’s most recognisable and top female comic, Tumi Morake.

Actress, writer, and comedienne Tumi is smart, outspoken and vivacious. She’ll be taking the audience by the short and curlies and bringing it to its knees! A thrilling and consummate performer, whatever Tumi touches turns to gold. With support from the wicked and charming actor and comedian, Siv Ngesi, quintessential comedy heavyweight Kagiso Mokgadi - whose gags are delivered from a unique perspective on life that will have the audience laughing from deep within their belly - and Ndumiso Lindi, bringing his deep voice, warming smile, booming laughter, original content and seamless delivery to Wimbledon for the first time.

Alan Committie is one of South Africa’s leading, award-winning comic performers. Alan has written numerous TV shows and served as creator and executive producer of the South African hit sitcom Those Who and as writer and star of Van der Walt’s Fault and Laugh Out Loud. Other acting credits include the lead in Bedside Manners, Noises Off, Boeing Boeing! Funny Business and Perfect Wedding! Alan received rave reviews and a rapturous response from audiences for his role as Wishee Washee in Aladdin in 2013 at New Wimbledon Theatre.  

Tumi Morake is the most recognisable female comic in South Africa. Her credits include supporting roles in the international award-winning films Jerusalema, Skin and Joburg.

Siv Ngesi is an award-winning actor and comedian and always has the audience laughing their socks off throughout the festival. Ngesi has starred in many international films including Invictus and Long Walk to Freedom. After his overwhelming success with his one-man comedy shows and being a huge hit at National Arts Festival, Siv is considered one of South Africa’s top comedians.

Kagiso Mokgadi, also known as KG, uses his unique perspective on life to deliver his famous side-splitting gags.

Ndumiso Lindi has the audience on a constant high from the moment he steps out onto the stage. Ndumison is a proud African comedian, with rave reviews throughout Africa in places such as Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, he is taking South African comedy to places few would.

The Cape Town Funny Festival in London chuckles into the New Wimbledon Theatre on the 20th and 21st November.

October 4, 2015

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Eddy Cassar (left), Mayor of Merton David Chung and David Hill (right) at the Cape Town Funny Festival launch. Photo by Craig Sugden

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