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.
As always, a madcap collection of celebs, stand-ups, actors, fashionistas and online sensations made their way down the mythical yellow carpet, much to the delight of the awaiting press. And then they made way into the theatre for a night to remember.
The main show never fails to shock, impress and entertain as the largest number of comedians in Africa gather under one roof to set aside any professional differences and celebrate the very best among them. With sketches, music, stand-up and video graphics, the show is a world class theatrical experience and much more entertaining than most awards shows.
Is always exactly what it says on the tin, wall-to-wall comedians letting off some steam and seeing each other sometimes for the first time since the last party. This year saw some new faces, as comics for the extended African family were in town. Music, lights and an open bar… what more can we say? Apart from, thanks, Savanna!