2016 | The Awards

2016 Savanna SA Comics’ Choice Awards
South Africa confirmed its place on the cutting edge of comedy last night, as 10 of South Africa’s funniest citizens walked away with the most prestigious award local comedy has to offer – a beautifully crafted Waldo statuette. Read more here.

Winners & In-Show:
Photographer: Ivan Naude

The #SavannaCCA yellow carpet:
Photographers: Ivan Naude / Gabriele Mezzatesta

#SavannaCCA VIP after-party:
Photographer: Gabriele Mezzatesta

2016 Nominee Pinning Ceremony & Savanna Pan-African Award Announcement
On 01 September, 2016 #SavannaCCA Nominees and fellow African Comedians invited by Savanna Premium Cider attended a special Nominee Pinning ceremony, where Nominees received a pin personifying their contribution to the #SAComedy industry. The launch of the Savanna Pan-African Comic Award was announced – expanding the Awards’ footprint to Africa as of 2017. Read more here.

Nine of the continent’s top comedians:
Photographer: Blowfish Productions

Nominees & Pinning Ceremony:

2016 Savanna Newcomer Showcase
Sunday 29 May saw the Savanna Newcomer Showcase rock the Soweto Theatre for its sold out show once again. Careers were made as SA’s 25 newest comedians were each 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®.
Here are your 2016 Savanna Newcomers:

Great performance images from The Savanna Newcomer Showcase
©2016 – Photographers: Gabriele Mezzatesta / Johann Botha (iPhotoSA.com)

2016 Nominee Announcement / Press Lunch
The press, registered comedians and other industry insiders gathered at iconic and upmarket Johannesburg bar, Katzy’s on 06 July 2016 in anticipation of big news. The announcement of the nominees for the ten categories in The 6th Annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® (CCA) generates huge excitement amongst comedians as there are only 10 awards up for grabs, and receiving one means your professional peers have bestowed the honour upon you.
©2016 – Photographer: Gabriele Mezzatesta

Grilling Of A Lifetime of 2016 Lifetime Achiever Recipient Casper De Vries
The press, #SAComedians, Grill Masters and other industry insiders gathered at Parker’s Comedy Club on 27 July to pay tribute to Lifetime Achiever Recipient Casper de Vries at his Grilling Of A Lifetime.
©2016 – Photographer: Gabriele Mezzatesta