2017 | The Awards

2017 Press Lunch

Across hundreds of registered comedians, following thousands of votes, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards is thrilled to announce the nominees in this year’s 11 award categories.

Comedians, media and industry were the first to hear the names called out at a special press lunch held on Wednesday 12 July 2017 at Katzy’s in Rosebank.

Comedians vote for their fellow comedians, ultimately determining who will be nominated and then go on to receive a Waldo (the Savanna CCA’s statuette), making the awards one of the highest accolades a comedian can receive in South Africa, and Africa.

 

2017 Savanna Newcomer Showcase
Sunday 28th May saw the Savanna Newcomer Showcase rock the Soweto Theatre for its sold out show. Careers were made as SA’s 24 newest comedians were given five minutes to show the comedy industry, talent scouts and the press what they’re made of in the hope of garnering votes for this year’s Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards.