The Savanna Newcomer Showcase takes place at Soweto Theatre-Jabulani, 31 May.
You can catch comedian Dillan Oliphant (who made debut in 2012) and others as they vie for the spot for the 2015 NewComer category.
Twenty new comedians have exactly five minutes each to do a stand-up comedy set and show us how funny they can be. Expect special appearances by previous Savanna Newcomer Award winners Loyiso Madinga (2014), Schalk Bezuidenhout (2013) and Deep Fried Man (2011).
It starts at 4pm and tickets are available from R70 at Computicket outlets.
Meanwhile, the country’s longest-running comedy awards event, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards, honours registered comedians across nine categories.
The Savanna Audience Choice Award is the only category that’s open to public vote.
That means you decide who will win and take home the coveted Waldo statuette.
It also means you could win a VIP experience to the awards simply by voting.
The winner will get two double tickets to the awards show, dinner at Montecasino to the value of R500, a chance to sashay down the yellow carpet with celebs, comedians and media and access to the after party.
So how do you vote (and win)?
1.Visit www.comicschoice.com/registered-comedians/ to see all the registered comedians
2. SMS the unique code of your favourite comedian to the voting line – 45757. (We have to say it: SMS’s cost R1,50 and no free SMS’s apply. Sorry about that);
3. Keep voting! You can vote 20 times
Themed around a big “5th Birthday Bash”, the Savanna CCA’s is marking this milestone by throwing the funniest birthday party of the year – with a few extras thrown in.
Alan Committee will be directing the show, so who knows what may happen. And for the first time ever the Savanna CCA’s will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic.
Voting opened on May 21 (Thursday) 2015, so make your mark for comedy.
Tickets to the show are on sale:
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/savanna_newcomer_showcase, and with seats for the best comedy event of the year being limited, the fun-loving public is urged to get tickets soon.
Visit www.comicschoice.com<http://www.comicschoice.com> to buy tickets, vote and for more information.
The awards are scheduled for August 15, 2015 at MonteCasino.