One of Cape Town's most popular stand-up comedians had added a new punchline to his repertoire: "I do."

Marc Lottering married his long-time partner Anwar McKay in a small private ceremony witnessed by a few close friends and family members on Tuesday.

"We extended telephonic invitations to people at the 11th hour. We wanted to keep the day as low-key as possible," Lottering said yesterday.

Lottering, whose particular brand of humour has won him a loyal following around the country, described the ceremony as "peaceful and perfect".

They exchanged their vows on January 12 at noon after being together for 12 years.

"The 12 thing was unplanned, so it'll be my new lucky number," he said.

Lottering's new status means his fans can look forward to jokes about marriage.

Lottering said he and McKay had decided to wed after finally agreeing that they liked each other "very, very much".