GALLERY - 2018

Main Awards

It is the one night of the year where comedians, industry, friends and fans come together to celebrate the best in comedy from across South Africa and the continent. On Saturday 8 September, the 8th Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® was hosted at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City – an event hailed as the largest comedy awards gathering of its kind in Africa.

Here is the 2018 Savanna Comics Choice Awards Main Event:

Photo credit: Mike Turner

After Party

Here is the 2018 After Party:

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Yellow Carpet

Here is your 2018 Yellow Carpet:

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The Grilling

As the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achiever Award, Pieter-Dirk Uys’s was be honoured at his own Grilling of a Lifetime

on 28 September 2018 at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. This unique comedy experience made for a phenomenal,

once-off opportunity for the industry and fans to celebrate the legend that is Pieter-Dirk Uys. 

Here are some highlights from The Grilling:

Photo credit: Mike Turner


Sunday 20 May, This year the build-up to the Savanna Newcomer Showcase took a different spin; the format was refreshed to give the newcomers a somewhat richer experience. Four weeks before the day, the comedians were split into six teams, were added to one of six WhatsApp groups and were mentored by none other than Deep Fried Man, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Dillan Oliphant, Thabiso Mhlongo, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane and Yaaseen Barnes. Find out how they did by tuning into 1Magic on the 

Here are your 2018 Savanna Newcomers:

Photo credit: Johann Botha


It has been a record year for The Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice AwardsÒ with a massive spike in entries.  As many as 272 South African comedians are vying for one of the 10 awards, whilst 53 entered from the continent to be crowned the Savanna Pan-African Comic of the Year. 

Here are some highlights from the event:

Photo credit: Mike Turner