South Africa’s biggest and longest-running comedy awards show, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards (Savanna CCA’s), will air on VUZU Amp (DStv channel 103) this Saturday 15 October at 20:30.
VUZU Amp received the rights to film and produce this one-time-only exclusive TV special. If you didn’t make it to this year’s awards, it’ll be like you were there! Catch highlights from the show, including the sketches, stand-up, celebrity performances, glitz and fashion. And of course see all the winners accepting their Waldo statuettes.
History was made this year when Tumi Morake (pictured) became the first South African female comedian to win the coveted title of Edgars Comic of the Year, considered to be the pinnacle of the annual awards.
In another first, the Savanna CCA’s announced the Savanna Pan-African Comic of the Year Award category, which will be open to comedians from the rest of Africa from next year.
This year’s recipients included:
Ebenhaezer Dibakwane: Savanna Newcomer Award
Goliath & Goliath: Best Friend of Comedy
Yaaseen Barnes: Intermediate Comic Award
Mashabela Galane: Non-English Award
Summary: Savanna Audience Choice Award
Kagiso Lediga: Comics’ Pen Award
Virgil Prins: Breakthrough Act of 2016
Skhumba Hlophe: Flying Solo Award
Tumi Morake: Edgars Comic of the Year Award
Casper de Vries was honoured with The Lifetime Achiever Award.