2016 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards Nominees Announced

Yesterday was a big day for Comedians around the country, as the nominees for the ten categories in The 6th Annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards were announced. “This year, top comedian and TV director, Rob van Vuuren takes the helm to direct what will no doubt be another hilarious variety show made up of sketches, stand-up, impressionists, celebrity performances, choreography and witty one liners delivered by SA’s top comedians.”

The 2016 nominees are:

The Savanna Newcomer Comic:

  • Snooze Kambuwa
  • Farhan Esat
  • Ebenhaezer Dibakwane
  • Phil de Lange
  • Thabo Kgaphola aka Summary

The Intermediate Comic:

  • Virgil Prins
  • Elton Mduduzi Ntuli
  • Glen Biderman-Pam
  • Yaaseen Barnes
  • Alfred Adriaan

The Comics’ Pen:

  • Christopher Steenkamp
  • Kagiso Lediga
  • Mojak Lehoko
  • ZA News
  • Lazola Gola

The Best Friend of Comedy:

  • Goliath  & Goliath
  • David Kau/Blacks Only Brand
  • Cape Town Comedy Club
  • On Fire Comedy/Jess Knauf  & Jem Atkins
  • Gino Fernandez

The Flying Solo Comic:

  • Loyiso Gola
  • Marc Lottering
  • Alan Committie
  • Mashabela Galane
  • Skhumba Hlophe

The Non-English Comic:

  • Celeste Ntuli
  • Skhumba Hlophe
  • Chris Mapane
  • Mashabela Galane
  • Collen Chepi aka Salesman

The Edgars Comic Of The Year:

  • Loyiso Gola
  • Skhumba Hlophe
  • Boitumelo Osei-Tutu aka Tumi Morake
  • Mashabela Galane
  • Carvin Goldstone

The Breakthrough Comic:

  • Skhumba Hlophe
  • Alfred Adriaan
  • Virgil Prins
  • Celeste Ntuli
  • Dillan Oliphant

The Savanna Audience Choice Comic:

This one is open to the public,and if you’d like to vote for your fave comedian SMS their unique code to 37303.

  • Thabo Kgaphola aka SUMMARY unique code 64262
  • Godfrey Marosha unique code 36524
  • Gabriel Thaelo Dibe aka MALOME SHORTY unique code 39999
  • Elton Mduduzi Ntuli unique code 48936
  • Collen Chepi aka SALESMAN unique code 79867

The Lifetime Achiever Recipient:

The recipient of the Lifetime Achiever, Casper De Vries was announced yesterday (July 06) at the press launch.

Casper de Vries will be ‘grilled’ by the cast of the recent hit Afrikaans stand-up extravaganza, “Magtag!” at Parker’s Comedy Club on July 27 th . To watch a panel of ‘grill masters’ hurl comedic insults in the most endearing way, book your tickets from the venue directly or through Computicket.