GALLERY - 2019

 

Main Awards

7 September 2019 - saw the Savanna Comics' Choice Awards, an unequaled celebration of African comedy excellence, mark its 9th spectacular year at the beautiful Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg. It is the one night of the year where comedians, friends and fans of comedy come together to see who the comics of the continent have voted for as the best among them.


Here are some of the highlights from the 2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Award Show:

Photo credit: Jerri Mokgofe and Richard Townsend

Yellow Carpet

The CCA Yellow Carpet is always a highlight.  Celebrities, comics, agents, promoters and media leaders were spotted making their way past the cameras and microphones to their seats for the anticipated show.


Here are some of the highlights from the 2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Press Yellow Carpet:

Photo credit: Jerri Mokgofe and Richard Townsend

After Party

PRESS Lunch

Grilling of a Lifetime

Soli Philander the award-winning actor, television presenter, director, comedian, playwright, columnist and motivational speaker will be honoured at this years’ Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards as the Lifetime Achievement Recipient. With that comes the pleasure and pain of being at the centre of the “Grilling of a Lifetime”


Here are some of the highlights from the 2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Grilling of a Lifetime:

Photo credit: Richard Townsend

PRESS Lunch

SAVANNA NEWCOMER SHOWCASE

What happens when you put a bunch of eager, enthusiastic and (hopefully) funny new comedians on a stage in front of an expectant audience of hundreds? You get a comedy showcase like no other in the country!

 

On the 19th of May, the Savanna Newcomer Showcase was held at the Soweto Theatre in Johannesburg, where 24 of this year’s newcomer comedians had the stage and the spotlight for five minutes each. Their job? To get the crowd laughing, hooting and clapping for them, and to show the comedy industry just how funny they are.


Here are your 2019 Savanna Newcomers:

Photo credit: Johann Botha

The industry, its supporters and the media gathered at The Venue in Melrose Arch on Wednesday the 10th of July where the nominees were revealed. The list this year is one of the most exciting, featuring the very best comedic talent across the continent. The coveted Waldo statuettes will once again be up for grabs and seeking a new place on the mantles of the most deserving comics this year.


Here are some of the highlights from the 2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Press Lunch:

Photo credit: Richard Townsend