The Pumphouse, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town’s first dedicated comedy venue, featuring South Africa’s most popular comedians as well as international comedians and fresh talent. Also a dinner venue, with patrons sharing tables.
History: In the 90’s, The Pumphouse was a very popular live music venue hosting local bands. Interactive drumming sessions were also run at this venue in conjunction with the internationally renowned Drum Café. In 1990, David Kramer’s highly successful Dock Road Theatre hosted plays and musical productions to capacity houses until it closed its doors in 1995. Now, The Pumphouse is home to Cape Town Comedy Club, the brain-child of comedian Kurt Schoonraad.
People: Regular performers at the Cape Town Comedy Club include Stuart Taylor, Riaad Moosa, Nik Rabinowitz, Martin Evans, Tracy Klass, Mel Jones, Dalin Oliver, Martin Davis, Westley Cockrell, Marc Lottering, Conrad Koch / Chester Missing, Carl Weber, Rob van Vuuren and the cream of South African comedy. International comedians also headline on a regular basis.
“Has taken Cape Town comedy by the balls.” Read our review of the opening of the Cape Town Comedy Club (then named Jou Ma Se Comedy Club).
Parking: Portswood Parking Area opposite Aquarium / Watershed (R10 for 4hrs)
Time: Weds to Sun 6pm for 8.30pm | Happy Hour: 6 to 7pm & one hour after the show
Cost: Fri, Sat, Sun R 120 | Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs R95 | Some Sundays R 60 |
Age Restriction: No U18s