One Week Left To Enter The 11th Savanna Comics’ Choice Comedy Awards

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This is the last call for stand-up comedians, comedic content creators and ad agencies to enter The 11th Savanna Comics’ Choice Comedy Awards. It’s the biggest accolade that a South African funny person can win!

Entries close on 12 December 2023, so if you think you’ve got the goods to walk away with a Waldo (the name of the awards’ statuette) and claim a R5,000 cash prize, then enter now at

The Savanna Comics’ Choice Comedy Awards honours those who’ve made their mark on the comedy scene over the last year, from newcomers to icons, from comedic writers to comedy promoters and the agencies that produce the funniest ads in SA. Think of them as the Oscars, but for those brave souls who chose punchlines over poignant pauses.

Over the years, heavyweights such as Trevor Noah, Loyiso Gola, Tumi Morake, Skhumba Hlophe, Celeste Ntuli, Schalk Bezuidenhout and more have taken home an award for their significant contribution to South African comedy. Last year, Robby Collins took home top honours, including the coveted Comedian of the Year Award and Wazi M Kunene scooped the Savanna Newcomer Award.

Here are the 12 accolades that honour excellence and sheer comedic genius:

Savanna Newcomer Award (Entries for this category have already closed)
Breakthrough Act of the Year Award
Headliner of the Year Award
Comedian of the Year Award
Best Solo Show Award
Best Comedy Festival/Show Award
The Joe Mafela Award
The Hall of Fame Award
Best Comedic Writer Award

UpLIFTing Comedic Content Award
Sauce of the Year Award
Funny Is Funny Award

A Night Of Celebration:
The winners will be announced at the main awards event on 13 April 2024 in Johannesburg. Tickets to the awards go on sale soon, pre-register to be the first to know all the details:

Keep your eyes on the event’s social media platforms for updates and exciting competitions.