The Cape Town Comedy Club is Cape Town’s only dedicated stand-up comedy venue and was recently voted as 1 of the top 10 comedy clubs in the world. Formerly known as “Jou Ma Se Comedy Club”, the brand was first created in 2005 as 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 the 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.
New York comedian accepted the "Best Comedy Venue" award on behalf of the club at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019. Here is how he reacted: