Funnily, it goes down or up (depending where you’ll be driving from) at the founding venue of the awards The Teatro at Montecasino on August 2.
Themed ‘point of funny’ never before have the very protective and secretive creators of the awards given us a glimpse of what to expect – and we’re in for this year’s most incredible and hilarious night of comedy!
Not only will six awards be handed out to SA’s top comedians, but prepare to be hit by a whirlwind of delight, surprise, hysterics and that kind of squirm-in-your-seat discomfort that only perfectly timed sharp comebacks can deliver.
Each skit will be delivered by the talented, and somewhat eclectic cast that includes comedy brands such as Jack Parow, Rhys Woods, Nik Rabinowitz, Robby Collins, Chris Steenkamp, Pule, Debora Patta, Gilé Motshwane, Loyiso Gola, KG, Deep Fried Man, Tats Nkonzo, Bevan Cullinan and Riaad Moosa.
Here are the nominees:
The Savanna Newcomer Award: Alfred Adriaan, Loyiso Madinga, Yaaseen Barnes, Glen Biderman-Pam, and Bradford Keen.
The Breakthrough Act Award: Donovan Goliath, Jason Goliath, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Deep Fried Man, and Kagiso KG Mokgadi
The Comic’s Choice Comic Of The Year Award: Tumi Morake, Chester Missing, Loyiso Lungile Gola, Trevor Noah and Riaad Moosa.
The Times Comic’s Pen Award: David Kibuuka, Chester Missing, Loyiso Lungile Gola, Kagiso Lediga and Christopher Steenkamp.
Lifetime Achiever: Mark Banks (there are no nominees in this category, just the recipient).
The Savanna Audience Choice Award:
This is the only category that’s open to public vote, so voting stays open until 28 July.
If you want to win a VIP experience to the awards bash, vote now by SMSing your favourite comedian’s unique code to 38374.
Mashabela Galane: Unique code 1197
Sifiso Nene: Unique code 1187
Elton Mduduzi Ntuli: Unique code 1283
Thapelo TIPS Seemise: Unique code 1150
Thabang E.R: Unique code 1284
According to the organizers (who are still normal upstairs) you can vote 20 times -if you can’t choose just one favourite. Aha.
For more info go to:<http://www.comicschoice.co.za/>
Tickets are limited and only available at Computicket outlets only.
NB. And yes, that Khanyi ‘Mbewu’ Mbau will be co-hosting, along Barry Hilton and Darrel Bristow-Bovey. So, boys behave or only unzip provided she invites you, ne…