Comedy at the Baxter

Mel Jones performs at The Mother City Comedy Festival in her show Just Me With an L.

The Mother City Comedy Festival returns to the Baxter Studio Theatre from Tuesday February 11 to Saturday February 29.

The festival is produced by Siv Ngesi and will see more than 45 comedians perform in 40 shows over three weeks.

Says co-producer Stuart Taylor: “The line-up features a diverse mix of performers from stalwarts of the comedy industry such as Nik Rabinowitz, Joey Rasdien and The Goliaths to rising stars such as Chantal Jax and Kate Pinchuck. We’ve also extended the styles of comedy to include Afrikaans and vernac shows, musical comedy with the Brothers Streep, live sketch comedy with online star Simon Orgill and the award-winning Daniel Richards performing sketches by Mike van Graan. We are also proud to feature Life Time Achievement winner, Soli Philander, as well as Pan-African comedy star, Long John the comedian.”

Tickets cost from R120 to R150. Book through Webtickets or selected Pick * Pay stores.

For discounted school or group block bookings, fund-raisers or charities, contact Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993 or

For the full line up, visit: