The 2019 South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards Nominees & Events

6 August 2019

Comedy is one of the fastest-growing industries on the African continent and this year, The Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards (CCAs), with Savanna Premium Cider as its main sponsor, is at the fore of celebrating this amazing progression and the individuals whose efforts have earned the industry such results.

The industry, its supporters and the media gathered at The Venue in Melrose Arch on Wednesday the 10th of July where the nominees were revealed. The list this year is one of the most exciting, featuring the very best comedic talent across the continent. The coveted Waldo statuettes will once again be up for grabs and seeking a new place on the mantles of the most deserving comics this year.

And the nominees are…

COMEDY G AWARD

Chris Forrest (JHB)

Loyiso Gola (JHB)

Barry Hilton (CPT)

Conrad Koch (CPT)

Celeste Ntuli (JHB)

SAVANNA NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Reagen Allen (CPT)

Cyril Basker (DBN)

Waylene Beukes (JHB)

Emilio Tobias (JHB)

Chomi Ya Jeso (JHB)

NEXT LEVEL AWARD

Tsitsi Chiumya (JHB)

Bongani Dube (JHB)

Lindy Johnson (CPT)

Abuti Lolo (MPUMALANGA)

Nonto R (KZN)

THE NATIVE TONGUE AWARD

Chomi Ya Jeso (JHB)

Mashabela Galane (JHB)

Celeste Ntuli (JHB)

Siyabulela Seya (JHB)

Simphiwe Shembe (KZN)

THE FLYING SOLO AWARD

Loyiso Gola (JHB)

Skhumba Hlophe (JHB)

Conrad Koch / Chester Missing (CPT)

Mpho Popps Modikoane (JHB)

Celeste Ntuli (JHB)

THE COMICS’ PEN AWARD

Lazola Gola (JHB)

Kagiso Lediga (JHB)

Milo (Camilo Saloojee) (JHB)

Rea Moeti (JHB)

Mpho Osei-Tutu (JHB)

Almost News with Chester Missing (JHB)

THE BEST FRIEND OF COMEDY AWARD

Goliath & Goliath (JHB)

David Kau (JHB)

Parkers Comedy Club/Joe Parker (JHB)

Simphiwe Shembe (KZN)

#ER Comedy What What ((JHB)

THE HEADLINER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Robby Collins (JHB)

Skhumba Hlophe (JHB)

Mpho “Popps” Modikoane (JHB)

Siyabulela Seya (JHB

Carl Weber (CPT)

THE SAVANNA COMIC OF THE YEAR AWARD

Robby Collins (JHB)

Loyiso Gola (JHB)

Skhumba Hlophe (JHB)

Mpho “Popps” Modikoane (JHB)

Celeste Ntuli (JHB)

THE SAVANNA PAN-AFRICAN COMIC OF THE YEAR

Kansiime Anne (Uganda)

Basketmouth (Nigeria)

Chingliz (Zambia)

Long John the Comedian (ZIMBABWE)

Alfred Kainga (ZIMBABWE)

THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Blaque Gzus (NORTH WEST PROVINCE)

Chantal Jax (CPT)

Thato Malebati (LIMPOPO)

Pele-Pele (JHB)

Kwanda Radebe (KZN)

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENT

“The wise person doesn’t ask, “What have I achieved?” but rather, “What have I contributed?” Marianne Williamson

This year’s recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achiever Award is Soli Philander. Soli Philander is a South African actor, director, comedian, playwright and columnist. A well-respected member of the comedy fraternity, the Cape Town native is no doubt a pioneer and legend deserving of this accolade through his work on TV and at theatres around the globe.

The Award Ceremony

The Savanna CCAs will spring to life this September at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg. The night promises to once again elevate the status of comedy as an A-List offering. There will be fashion, entertainment and of course loads of laughs. The theme this year – “Funny Money,” – explores the journey of the comedian from Newcomer to Lifetime recipient and their interactions with unscrupulous promoters and managers.

The Details

The Grilling of a Lifetime – Soli Philander

Date: Wednesday the 21st of August

Time: Doors open at 18:00 and proceedings commence at 20:00

Venue: Parkers Comedy Club, Montecasino

Tickets: Available from Computicket and limited at the door

 

Savanna Comics’ Choice Award Ceremony

Date: 7 September 2019

Time: 20:00

Venue: The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City

Tickets: Available from Computicket

Dress Code: “Glamorous with emphasis on designer labels”

Proudly presented by Savanna Premium Cider, in partnership with Chatz Connect, Kaya FM 95.9, Channel24 & Sound Stylists. For more information on the event, nominees and the main event visit www.comicschoice.com or keep it social on their handles below:

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