■ The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival returns to the Baxter Theatre for its 13th edition from Monday July 10 to Sunday August 6. The variety performers include Mario: Queen of the Circus from the US; veteran comedic contortionist Captain Frodo from Norway; and award-winning Edinburgh Fringe Festival comedy magician, Paul Dabek from London, pictured. The local cast includes stand-up comedians Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Dalin Oliver, Mel Jones, Loyiso Madinga, Ndumiso Lindi and Daniel Mpilo Richards. Tickets cost R190. Book through Computicket. There are discounts for groups of 10 or more. Call the Baxter Theatre on 021 685 7800.