On Saturday the 2nd August Monte Casino hosted a gathering of the funniest people in South Africa, for the Savanna Comics Choice awards.
And what an event it was!
There was an impressive lineup of some great entertainers that performed on the night. We saw zombies, ridiculously funny musical ensembles and satirical routines.
The 6 prestigious Waldo statues were given to the following comedians:
- The Savanna Newcomer Award: Loyiso Madinga
- The Breakthrough Act Award: Kagiso KG Mokgadi
- The Times Comic’s Pen Award: Chester Missing
- The Savanna Audience Choice Award: Elton Mduduzi Ntuli
- The Lifetime Achiever Award: Mark Banks
- The Comic’s Choice Comic of the Year Award: Loyiso Gola
Each comedian was asked to prepare 7 minute performance to show off exactly why they were worthy recipients and trust me no one disappointed.
My highlights for the show definitely have to be the premiere of ZANEWS’ latest music video, ‘Wrecking Ball’ starring Thuli Madonsela’s puppet, as well the return of Corné and Twakkie which will hopefully result in much-anticipated comeback.
If you weren’t luck enough to get to the awards this year, I suggest that is definitely an event you put on your list for next year.
The Savanna Newcomer Award: Loyiso Madinga
Mpho Popps and his amazing sister Tumi Mohale