The Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® (“The Awards” / “CCA”) are being produced by Whacked Management and OGO Productions, and will take place at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on 07th September 2019.


There are 12 Awards Categories as follows:  The Savanna Newcomer Of The Year;  The Next Level;  The Headliner Of The Year;  The Comedy G;  The Lifetime Achiever;  The Savanna Comic Of The Year;  The Pan African Comic Of The Year;  The Native Tongue;  The Comics’ Pen;  The Flying Solo & The Best Friend Of Comedy and The Audience Choice Award.


Registration of comedians and other participants for the awards takes place between 18 February and 1 May 2019.


Voting in The Audience Choice Award will be by Public Vote. The procedure for the public vote is explained below.


The terms and conditions are as follows:


The Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® relies on the integrity and honesty of performers in the submission of their details. Complaints or queries regarding the veracity of entrant’s details must be accompanied by proof of any wrongdoing and emailed through to info@comicschoice.com


All *professional comedians who meet the criteria are eligible to vote in all categories, provided that they have supplied all compulsory information and completed the verification process required for registration.


*Professional meaning: comedians who have been paid for their service by another party, not self funded within the last year (Before18/02/2018)



  1. All participants persons registering in the Savanna Comic’ Choice Awards must be 18 years of age or older. 

  2. Should any person be found to have falsified any of the information set down in their registration application, they will be disqualified from participating until such time as they are able to supply the required information, and such information has been verified. In the event of falsified information being supplied, the registered comedians responsible for verifying the guilty party will be reviewed, and their registration may be reconsidered.

  3. No complaints, objections, queries or correspondence of any nature will be addressed, acknowledged or entertained unless submitted by a registered and active-status member of www.comicschoice.com. The Organisers decision in respect of any complaint, objection or query is final, although the organisers will endeavor to engage complainants while investigating.

  4. No person is permitted to operate more than one registration on www.comicschoice.com

  5. “Registered” refers to data being captured by the entrant; The status of the entrant is only made “active” once the entrants information has been verified and once made active, the entrant will be eligible to participate in voting.

  6. Active status on all registrations will end after 07th September 2019

  7. By registering, active users accept the results of the awards reported by the system as accurate and final and no changes will be made.

  8. All nominees agree to make themselves available at reasonable times for publicity interviews, photo opportunities and press conferences and grant the media the right to use their name, image, likeness, photographs and biological details for the purpose of promoting the Awards.

  9. All registered users accept that their registration obliges them to be available on the night of the Main Awards. –Unless unforeseen circumstances prevent this but all registered participants agree to accept an award, should they be named as a winner.

  10. All winners agree to perform a 5 minute comedy set on acceptance of their award, at the Main Awards event.

  11. Only award nominees and recipients will be entitled to make use of CCA artwork for the relevant category as authorized by the CCA brand custodian. Unauthorized usage will be prosecuted.


  1. Voting in this public voting category commence on the 13th May 2019 and close on the 03rd July 2019 at 24:00pm South African time, they reopen on the 10th July 2019 at 17:00 pm for the 5 nominees and then closes finally on the 30th August 2019. 

  2. All votes must be received by the closing date and time. No votes received after the Voting line closes will be considered and any votes received after this date will be rejected automatically.

  3. Participants needs to click onto the designated  url and submit their vote. Voting runs from 13th May 2019 up to and including 30th of August 2019 and may be extended without notice.

  4. Confirmation of your vote will be validated by a confirmation message sent to the specific MSISDN.

  5. In order for a vote to be cast the end users data will be used or the user will need to be in a Wi-Fi allocated area.

  6. Recipient of The Audience Choice Award will be announced on the 07th of September 2019 at the Main Awards Event at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City.

  7. Please visit www.comicschoice.com for more details.

  8. The organisers do not accept responsibility for votes lost, corrupted or delayed as a result of any network, hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending of any vote will not be accepted as proof of receipt .

  9. No entries from agents, third parties, organized groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. 

  10. There will be 5 (FIVE) Nominees – The Five Top Comedians, with the most number of votes will be selected as the Nominees. Announcement of the 5 Nominees will be made at the Press Lunch on 10th July 2019.

  11. The Recipient of The Audience Choice Award will be the comedian with the highest, accumulated number of public votes.

  12. You agree that the Organiser is unable to, and is not required to, guarantee a particular result or set of results from either your participation in the voting or possible winnings. You indemnify the Organiser, Organiser’s agents, sponsors and other associated parties from any loss, damage, liability, claim, expenses, cost orders or demand which may arise as a result of your participation in the voting.

  13.  Nominees/ Winners need to make themselves available, whenever reasonably possible for CCA Public Relations activities and possible campaigns linked to The Audience Choice Award


  1. The promotional competition is open to permanent residents of South Africa over the age of 18 years except any employee, director, member, partner, agent or consultant or any person directly or indirectly who controls or is controlled by the organisers, and/or immediate family members, advertising agencies, advisers, dealers, suppliers of goods and/or associated companies, and/or a participant who has won a prize through a promotional competition run by the Promoters at least three months prior to the announcement of the winner of the Prize (“Disqualified Persons”).

  2. By virtue of voting, a member of the public automatically becomes registered in the VIP Competition, subject to these rules.

  3. The promotional competition commences on 13th May 2019 and ends on the 30th August at 00:00am. Any entries received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

  4. One participant stands a chance to win 2 double tickets to the Savanna Comics' Choice Awards to be held on 07th September 2019, at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City. The Prize also includes dinner at Gold Reef City to the value of R500.00 and two double tickets to the official after party at The Barnyard at Gold Reef City. Transport and accommodation is not included.

  5. This promotional competition is organised by Whacked Management Pty Ltd.and Ogo Productions Pty Ltd.   “ the Organiser/s”) and sponsored by Distell Ltd.

  6. By entering the promotional competition, all participants and winners agree to be bound by these rules which will be interpreted by the Promoter, whose decision regarding any dispute will be final and binding. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, modify, change, postpone, suspend or cancel this competition and any prizes (which have not yet been subject to a draw), or any aspect thereof, without notice at any time, for any reason which the Promoter reasonably deems necessary.

  7. To be eligible for the Prize, participants must vote by submitting  the comedian’s unique code to the designated URL which will found on the Comics' Choice Awards website www.comicschoice.com under the public voting tab.

  8. Prize winners will be notified telephonically by 02nd of September 2019 or such other and/or later date as may be determined by the judges. 

  9. Comics' Choice has the right to terminate the competition immediately and without notice.

  10. In the event of such termination, all participants agree to waive any rights that they may have in terms of this promotion and acknowledge that they will have no recourse against Comics' Choice, its agents and/or promoters. 

  11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  12. If the selected winner does not respond to the Promoter’s call by the 02nd September 2019 close of business, the selected winner will be deemed to have rejected the Prize and it shall revert back to the Promoter. This process can be repeated as often as necessary.

  13. Winners will be required to provide their proof of identity to verify that they are above the age of 18.

  14. The Prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

  15. No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete or corrupted entries will be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions.

  16. The Organisers do not accept responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

  17. By virtue of entering the VIP competition entrants will share personal information with the organisers. Participants understand that the organisers may share this information free of charge with sponsors, advertisers and other third parties for commercial and other promotional purposes.   

  18. All participants, indemnify the Promoter, its advertising agencies, advisers, nominated agents, suppliers, its affiliates and/or associated companies against any and all claims of any nature whatsoever arising out of and/or from their participation in any way howsoever in this promotional competition (including, as a result of any act or omission, whether as a result of negligence, misrepresentation, misconduct or otherwise on the part of the Promoter) and/or use of the offer to participate in the competition.

  19. This promotional competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook/Twitter or any other registered platform and the participants acknowledge that they are providing information to the Promoter and its agents only and not to Facebook/Twitter.

All entrants in this promotional competition release Facebook/ or any other registered platform all liabilities and claims arising out of or in connection with this competition and these terms and conditions.