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6th Annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards: The Nominees

The local comedy space has grown exponentionally over the past few years. In fact, more people are enjoying local comedy than ever before and the scene is bursting with talent. So, six years ago, the Comic’s Choice Awards were started by John Vlismas and Taffia Keight. It’s an award ceremony where our comedians could celebrate the success of other comedians in the past 12 months.

Today, at an exciting press conference, the 2016 nominees were announced. Here are the official 6th Annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards nominees:

Savanna Newcomer Of The Year Award Category
Snooze Kambuwa
Farhan Esat
Ebenhaezer Dibakwane
Philip De Lange

Intermediate Award Category
Virgil Prins
Elton Mduduzi Ntuli
Glen Biderman-Pam
Yaaseen Barnes
Alfred Adriaan

Non-English Comic Award Category
Celeste Ntuli
Skhumba Hlophe
Chris Mapane
Mashabela Galane
Collen Chepi

Flying Solo Award Category
Loyiso Gola
Marc Lottering
Alan Committie
Mashabela Galane
Skhumba Hlophe

Comics’ Pen Award Category
Christopher Steenkamp
Kagiso Lediga
Mojak Lehoko
ZA News
Lazola Gola

Lifetime Achiever Recipient
Casper de Vries

Best Friend Of Comedy Award Category
Goliath & Goliath
David Kau – Blacks Only
Cape Town Comedy Club
Jem and Jess Atkins Knauf / On Fire Comedy
Gino Fernandez

Edgars Comic of the Year Award Category
Loyiso Gola
Skhumba Hlophe
Boitumelo Osei-Tutu
Mashabela Galane
Carvin H Goldstone

Breakthrough Award Category
Skhumba Hlophe
Alfred Adriaan
Virgil Prins
Celeste Ntuli
Dillan Oliphant

Savanna Audience Choice Award (Voted For By The Public)
To vote, SMS the comedian’s unique code to 37303. SMS cost R1.50. Free and bundled SMS’ do not apply. VAS rates apply. Errors will be billed. 20 Votes per mobile number. RSA only.
Collen Chepi – 79867
Elton Mduduzi Ntuli – 48936
Gabriel Thaelo Dibe – 39999
Godfrey Marosha – 36524
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