Kurt Schoonraad is one of South Africa’s most instantly recognisable stand-up comedians. With his earthy humour and comedic range he connects with audiences from every corner of South Africa, not to mention internationally, even making the front page of the New York Times.

The actor and comedian says that hailing from Mitchell’s Plain in Cape Town, one of South Africa’s largest townships, was highly influential in developing his sense of humour and comedy style.

Kurt’s professional comedy career took off almost two decades ago. In that time he has been consistently performing stand-up comedy onstage, and has also gone on to produce and perform his hugely successful one man shows all over the country.

Kurt first earned attention as the quirky accidental tourist on the hit TV series “Going Nowhere Slowly”. He has since been acknowledged as one of SA’s favourite TV personalities, hosting game shows, appearing in the well-known BBC format “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Comedy Central presents Kurt Schoonraad”. He stars in various big screen productions, with his most recent lead performance in the international award-winning South African movie “Skeem”.

Kurt pioneered Cape Town Comedy Club from its humble festival origins, to its exciting permanent home at the historic Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront, becoming Cape Town’s only dedicated international stand-up comedy venue. The club was recently acknowledged as one of the ten best comedy clubs in the world.



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Cape Town Comedy Club

Address: The Pumphouse, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront (click for map)
Website: www.capetowncomedy.com

About The Club

The Cape Town Comedy Club was first created in 2005 and 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 Kurt’s 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 the Club became known as the mother of all Cape Town comedy clubs and home to some of the country’s greatest talent.

In November 2013 the brand finally found a permanent home at the beautiful historic Pumphouse in the heart of Cape Town’s No 1 Tourist destinations, the V&A Waterfront.

The club has hosted some of the world’s most famous comedians including; Michael Mittermeier (Germany), Christopher Titus (US), TJ Miller (US) Babben Larsson (Sweden), and the best of the best South African stars and also hosted numerous high profile corporate events. On the 30th of March 2015, Comedy Central aired the first special “Cape Town Comedy Club presents ….”, a first of its kind for Cape Town, shot live at the Cape Town Comedy Club.




For all enquiries, corporate bookings, charity bookings and show queries please contact:

Katrin Bohlender • Cell: + 27 84 580 7615 • Email: me@kurt.co.za