The Freedom Of Funny

2017 marks a whole new era for the Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards as we announce the first ever Pan African Comic Of The Year award. It has always been part of our vision to open the arms of the local comedy industry to the comedy family on the continent. With the financial support of Savanna, and the advent of technology that allows us to stay in close touch with comics in many countries simultaneously, this vision is now a reality.
Other important dates to keep in mind:
Registration Opens (South Africa & Africa) – Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Press Launch – Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Registration Closes (Africa Only) – Monday, 1 May 2017
Registration Closes (South Africa) – Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Voting Opens (Africa Only) – Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Voting Closes (Africa Only) – Monday, 22 May 2017
Voting Opens (South Africa & Public) – Monday, 22 May 2017
Savanna Newcomer Showcase – Sunday, 28 May 2017
Airing of NCS on VUZU – Sunday, 2 July 2017 (TBC)
Voting Closes ( South Africa & Public) – Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Press Lunch & Nominee Announcement – Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Voting Reopens (Edgars Audience Choice Nominnes Only) – Wednesday, 12 July 2017 @ 17:00
Grilling of a lifetime – Wednesday, 16th August 2017
Voting Closes (Edgars Audience Choice Award) – Thursday, 25 August 2017
Savanna CCA Awards & Afterparty – Saturday, 9 September 2017
Airing of CCA on Vuzu – October (TBC)

The Awards

2017 Award Categories

These are the 2017 awards up for grabs

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Savanna Newcomer Of The Year Award Category

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Intermediate Award Category

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Savanna Comic of the Year Award Category

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Breakthrough Award Category

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Non-English Comic Award Category

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Flying Solo Award Category

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Comics’ Pen Award Category

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Lifetime Achiever Recipient

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The Nando's Best Friend Of Comedy Award Category

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Edgars Audience Choice Award Category

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Savanna Pan African Comic Of The Year Award Category

Account Name: SACCA
Bank: First National Bank
Branch name: Rand Park Ridge
Banch number: 255955
Account number: 62286825058
Account Type: Money Market/Cheque Account

In the case of African comedians (Comedians from outside of South Africa) joining the awards in 2017, the proposed ex – SA registration fee of USD 50 will be waivered for Year One and will only apply in 2018.