The Table Mountain Cableway today welcomed 2018 Jive Funny Festival performers Marc Lottering, Gerry Conolly, Ntobeka Ximba, Raymond Raymondson, Tats Nkonzo and Mooky Cornish to the mountain.
On Tuesday, 17 July, a merry band of comics ascended Table Mountain for a special breakfast in their WiFi Lounge.
“As one of the sponsors of the event, we are thrilled to be associated with this year’s Funny Festival,” says Cableway MD Wahida Parker.“This year is all about inviting locals in the audience to become tourists in their own city. We are excited to have this opportunity to reach out and engage with our local community, and look forward to seeing everyone at the festival and welcoming them to our iconic attraction.”
Mark Lottering Tweeted: “T’was a day for getting high, thank you Table Mountain Cableway.”
The festival, held at the Baxter Theatre, also includes acts from Alan Committee, Rob Van Vuuren, Siv Ngesi, Khanyisa Bunu, Goronwy Thom and Richard Garaghty.
The troupe of comics then posed for photos before enjoying a relaxed free guided tour of the mountain. Marc Lottering received a lot of attention from passers-by. A little old lady, who was celebrating her 78th birthday, hugged Marc and told him that she knew him when he was 9 years old! Hilda Abdullah and Dorothy Petersen were very happy to get a few snaps of their favourite comedian!
Jive Cape Town Funny Festival
The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival has become Cape Town’s Winter comedic tonic and is well known for presenting top class, international variety acts on the same stage as South Africa’s top comics. The official line-up of local performers includes Master of Ceremony, Alan Committie, Marc Lottering, Tats Nkonzo, Rob van Vuuren, Khanyisa Bunu and Siv Ngesi.
The international acts include Gerry Connolly, Cirque du Soleil lead clown, Mookie Cornish from Canada, French clown Raymond Raymondson and British comedy duo Goronwy Thom and Richard Garaghty.
Though it’s the fourteenth Funny Festival, this year marks the twenty-first comedy project, Festival Director, Eddy Cassar has produced. The initial festival dates back to 1997 with the first modern comedy festival in the country, The Smirnoff Comedy Festival.
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