In partnership with VUZU AMP, Sunday World and Kaya FM 95.9

This is where comedy begins: on stage at the Soweto Theatre when 24 of South Africa’s newest comedians will perform live at the Savanna Newcomer Showcase on Sunday 28 May 2017.

The Showcase is a platform for these up-and-coming comics to show the industry just how funny they are, all in the hope of being nominated for the Savanna Newcomer Award at this year’s 7th Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® (Savanna CCA’s).

Each of the 24 new comedians will have five minutes to do a stand-up comedy set – with the aim of getting the biggest and loudest laughs. The 2016 Savanna Newcomer Award recipient, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, will deliver a special guest performance, while Kagiso Lediga (also a Savanna CCA award recipient) will host the show and keep the comedy programme flowing.

The fun and funny kicks off from 14h30 at the Soweto Theatre with a pre-show party complete with food and drinks, music from Kaya FM DJ’s and a complimentary Savanna Premium Cider on arrival. Theatre doors open at 16h30. Look forward to hobnobbing with the who’s who of the comedy industry, celebs and other famous faces.

The Savanna Newcomer Award is not open to public vote, but the comedy-loving public attending the Showcase will be able to vote for their favourite comedian on the night using a specially created Savanna app. These public votes will go towards the final nominations from the comedy industry in selecting the five nominees.

“Comedy has long been a part of our DNA, as has supporting local talent. The Savanna Newcomer Showcase is a great way to bring these two key elements together,” says Lucindi-Jane Branfield, Savanna Premium Cider Marketing Manager. “This is the Showcase’s fifth year and we’re proud to continue working with the Savanna CCA’s to profile top up-and-coming comedians – especially as many of them have never performed to a large theatre audience before.”

The Savanna Newcomer Showcase has sold out for two years in a row, so you better hurry and book your seat for this one-of-a-kind comedy event. Tickets are only R100 and are on sale now at, Pick ‘n Pay stores and

No under 16’s. Alcohol not for sale to persons under the age of 18.

Visit for more information and to buy tickets to the 7th Annual South African Comics’ Choice Awards on Saturday 9 September 2017 at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City.


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