Improv Comedy Festival
11-15 March 2020!
What is Mama City IF?
Mama City is all about growing the improv community in Africa. In particular, we envision a South Africa with improv theatres in every major city, classes in every school and heaps of fun through breaking pace with the daily grind, and discovering spontaneous comedy, one scene at a time. And MamaCityIF is one of the many ways to get there!
Born in a 2016 collaboration between Canadian improviser Ashley Comeau and South Africa-based improviser Eva Gilliam, the festival was the first of it’s kind to bring, en masse, international improv comedy performers and teachers to the tip of Africa - to mix and mingle and indulge in this hilarious, creative, inclusive art form on the
Our mission is to shine a spotlight on exceptional unscripted comedic theatre by presenting the best talent from all over South Africa and the world in an intimate festival setting, with an outrageously
gorgeous landscape – Cape Town!
The last three years have seen audiences grow exponentially, with performers from USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and of course, RSA.
Come join us!
Sponsoring IMPROV is good
for the soul!
Oh Canada! You really are as nice as everyone says you are! Not only have you produced a multitude of amazing and talented improvisers, but your High Commission of Canada in South Africa
sponsored one of them to come to
MamaCityIF to play and teach since 2016!
Sleep is when when our improv world and dream world collide! This year, one of our international teachers will be getting some delicious and centrally located shut-eye at 33 South Backpackers in Observatory.
We blow you kisses!
Would you like to be a MamaCityIF2020 Sponsor? Contact us!
We'll be covering everything from beginner's improv to improv that only Yoda's can understand. Our classes are fun, engaging and for everyone.
Our workshops will be hosted by a a vast selection of experienced teachers from around the globe. Information on teachers and workshops for MamaCityIF 2020 will be out by early-December 2019.
| Tel: (+27) 71 644 4001
Some of the funniest improv troupes and individuals from Africa, North America and Europe hit the stage at MCIF2018, and in 2020, maybe it could be YOU!
Expect a fine blend of international and local humour; all made up on the spot and all for your play and entertainment.
To find out more about how to participate in MamaCityIF 2019 WATCH THIS SPACE. Announcements for applications to play, teach and learn will be available mid-October 2019.
Drop us a line with the link button below and we'll let you know about the application process! (Opening mid-October...)