The country’s top up-and-coming comedians will battle it out on stage to be nominated for this year’s Savanna Newcomer Award on Sunday, May 31, at the iconic Soweto Theatre.
Twenty new comedians have exactly five minutes each to do a stand-up comedy set and show the audience how funny they can be. Expect special appearances by previous Savanna Newcomer Award winners Loyiso Madinga (2014), Schalk Bezuidenhout (2013), Dillan Oliphant (2012), and Deep Fried Man (2011).
Be the first to see the future of SA comedy.
Based on their performances, the industry votes for the best Newcomer, who will be announced at the fifth Annual South African Comics’ Choice Awards (Savanna CCA’s) on August 15 at the Teatro at Montecasino.
And what is a birthday without a party? Come early and have a drink with comedians and celebs. Doors open at the Soweto Theatre at 2.30pm for a pre-show party, complete with music by Kaya FM DJ’s, complimentary snacks and a drink, and the chance to mingle with the future of stand-up comedy before the Showcase kicks off at 4.30pm.
And this year, for the first time ever, members of the public attending the Showcase will be able to vote for their favourite comedian on the night. These public votes will be tallied together with the industry’s votes in choosing this year’s top Savanna Newcomer.
As the Savanna CCA’s celebrates its fifth birthday year, they also celebrate the fourth year that Savanna premium cider has partnered with the industry’s longest running awards show.
* Tickets are R70 and include the pre-party with complimentary Savanna on arrival and food.
Seats are limited, so get your tickets now from Computicket.
No under 16’s.
Visit www.comicschoice.com for more information and to buy tickets to the fifth Annual South African Comics’ Choice Awards.