Savanna Comics Choice Awards 2019 Nominees

For 2019, the Savanna Comics Choice Awards continues to evolve. With a record number of comedians registering to participate across the African continent, record numbers of South African comics getting involved, and the public getting even greater say in who takes home a Waldo, the SCCA’s continue to hold the SA Comedy flag high.

SAVANNA PAN AFRICAN COMIC OF THE YEAR AWARD
SAVANNA PAN AFRICAN COMIC OF THE YEAR AWARD

Zimbabwe also has representation in the African comedy award ceremony. The Zimbabwean comedians are nominated in the Pan African comic of the year award are Long John The Comedian and Alfred Kainga. Congratulation to all nominees and vote for our favorites.

Savanna Comics Choice Awards 2019 THEME : FUNNY MONEY

Like the Loch Ness monster, money in the comedy industry is rumored to be huge and fantastic. But no one seems to ever see it, except for very few – who don’t seem to have any proof. The topic of funny money remains a mystery to the many.

What is it? How big is it? Where is it? And how do you get it?

The comedy industry has burgeoned in the last decade, where there were 30 or 40 comics working full time – now there are hundreds of comedians regularly gigging in SA. The industry that may have been worth R60-80m a few short years ago now generates hundreds of millions of Rand annually in performance fees, product endorsements and television and radio deals.

In its ninth year, the CCA’s promises a show that will lift the lid on this enduring enigma.

From the financial black hole that is the open spot, to the hugely paying unicorn that is the 90’s corporate gig – and onto the holy grail that is the national 12 month full-rights usage campaign – there are so many levels of money in comedy, and everyone wants to know the numbers. What do agents charge? Who pays the tax?

Now, we are perched on the edge of another exponential growth spurt as the world eyes Africa for the next global comedy stars, and content deals are starting to show real growth across platforms other than linear TV.

Here is the full list of the Savanna Comics Choice Awards 2019 Nominees

SAVANNA NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Emilio Tobias
Reagen Allen
Waylene Beukes
Chomi Ya Jeso
Cyril Basker

NEXT LEVEL AWARD
Tsitsi Chiumya
Bonging Dube
Abut Lolo
Nonto R
Lindy Johnson

SAVANNA COMIC OF THE YEAR AWARD
Robby
Loy Gola
Celeste Ntuli
Mph Popps
Skhumba Big-Banger Hlophe

COMEDY G AWARD
Chester Missing
Chris Forrest
Barry Hilton
Loy Gola
Celeste Ntuli

LIFETIME ACHIEVER RECIPIENT
Soli Philander

SAVANNA PAN AFRICAN COMIC OF THE YEAR AWARD
Long John The Comedian
Alfred Kainga
Chingliz
Busketmouth
Kansilime Anne Entertainer

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Rwanda Radebe
Pele-Pele
Chantal Jax
Thato Malebati
Blaque Gzus

NATIVE TONGUE AWARD
Sita Seya
Celeste Ntuli
Mashabela
Chomi Ya Jeso
Simphiwe Shembe

FLYING SOLO AWARD
Chester Missing
Loy Gola
Celeste Ntuli
Mpho Popps
Skhumba Big-Banger Hlophe

COMICS’ PEN AWARD
Milo
Lazola Gola
Kagiso
Rea
Almost News
Mpho Osei-Tutu

BEST FRIEND OF COMEDY AWARD
Joe Parker
ER Comedy What What
David Kau
Goliath and Goliath
Simphiwe Shembe

HEADLINER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Robby
Sita Seya
Carl Webber
Mpho Popps
Skhumba Big-Banger Hlophe

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