The nominees of the 2018 2018 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards were announced at a press lunch at The Goliath Comedy Club in Johannesburg on 11 July 2018. The winners will be crowned at The Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg on 8 September 2018.
It has been a record year for the awards as 272 South African comedians will be vying for one of the 10 awards, whilst 53 entered from the continent to be crowned the Savanna Pan-African Comic of the Year. There were 17 comedians honoured in the Lifetime Achievement category.
Some of this year’s #SavannaCCA nominees and other comedians who attended the nominee announcement on 11 July 2018 in Johannesburg
A new category has been announced; The Comedy G Award was launched to celebrate the stalwarts of the industry. It recognises the comedians who produce great comedy night after night; the ones who simply grab the mic and work the room.
The nominees are:
Comedy G Award
David Kau Marc Lottering Loyiso Gola Alan Committie Celeste Ntuli
Savanna Newcomer of the Year
Bongani Dube Lindy Johnson Tsitsi Chiumya Gilli Apter Nonto Rubushe
Next Level Award
Eric Jansen Phil de Lange Thabiso Mhlongo CHIK ALJOY Ebenhaezer Dibakwane
The Native Tongue Award
Skhumba Hlophe Thapelo King Flat Celeste Ntuli Mashabela Galane Siya Seya
The Flying Solo Award
Carvin Goldstone Celeste Ntuli Loyiso Gola Alfred Adriaan Skhumba Hlophe
The Comics’ Pen Award
Kagiso Lediga Christopher Steenkamp Thenjiwe Moseley Lazola Gola Happy Hour by Dalin Oliver and Carl Weber
Best Friend of Comedy Award
On Fire Comedy Goliath Comedy Club Gino Fernandez #ER Comedy What What #BlacksOnly - David Kau
The Gamechanger Award
Carvin Goldstone Skhumba Hlophe Loyiso Gola Celeste Ntuli Kagiso Lediga
The Savanna Comic of the Year Award
Carvin Goldstone Mpho Modikoane Alfred Adriaan Skhumba Hlophe Robby Collins
The Savanna Pan-African Comic of the Year
Basketmouth (Nigeria) Carl Joshua Ncube (Zimbabwe) Kansiime Anne Entertainer (Uganda) Salvado (Uganda) Charles Manase (Botswana)
This year’s prestigious Lifetime Achiever Recipient Award goes to Pieter-Dirk Uys for his invaluable contribution to the industry over the last 40 years. You’d be forgiven for not recognising him in the street, even though he is the person behind the most famous white woman in South Africa, Evita Bezuidenhout. A man whose work as a political satirist cannot be ignored, he is one of the few people that risked, through comedy, speaking the truth to those in power.
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