Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards: Here’s The Complete List Of Nominees


Nominees for the 2017 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards were announced at a press lunch that took place on Wednesday in Rosebank.

Comedians and the media were gathered at Katzy’s in Rosebank for the event were the first to hear who made the list for the annual awards ceremony.

This year’s list debuts the Savanna Pan-African Comic of the Year Award was introduced, taking the Savanna CCA’s into Africa. Expanding into Africa and the world has been the awards’ goal for many years.

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Here’s The Complete List Fo 2017 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards

Breakthrough Award

Skhumba Hlophe

Alfred Adriaan

Loyiso Gola

Robby Collins

Tumi Morake

Savanna Newcomer of the Year

Thabiso Mhlongo

Tsitsi Chiumya

Bongani Dube

Eric Jansen


Intermediate Award

Ebenhaezer Dibakwane

Virgil Prins

Glen Biderman-Pam

Noko Moswete

Mo Mothebe

Non-English Comic Award


Skhumba Hlophe

Celeste Ntuli

Mashabela Galane

Thapelo King Flat Mametja

Flying Solo Award

Skhumba Hlophe

Carvin H Goldstone

Celeste Ntuli

Loyiso Gola

Mashabela Galane

Comics’ Pen Award

Mojak Lehoko

Trevor Noah

Muzi Dlamini

Lazola Gola

Karabo Lediga

The Nando’s Best Friend of Comedy

Goliath & Goliath

David Kau – Blacks Only

Carvin H Goldstone

On Fire Comedy

Armchair – Gino Fernandez

Savanna Comic of the Year

Skhumba Hlophe

Loyiso Gola

Carvin H Goldstone

Celeste Ntuli

Kagiso KG Mokgadi

Savanna Pan-African Comic of the Year

Patrick Idringi (aka Salvado) from Uganda

Bright Okpocha (aka Basketmouth) from Nigeria

Carl Joshua Ncube from Zimbabwe

Tshepo “Masapo” Mpiti from Lesotho

Fernando Filipe from Angola

The Audience Choice Award

Elton Mduduzi Ntuli (unique voting code: 17163)

Pelepele Mchunu (unique voting code: 58085)

Thapelo Maila (unique voting code: 72116)

Luphelo Kodwa (unique voting code: 40009)

Thabang ER (unique voting code: 68906)

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Make sure to cast your vote for the comedian of your choice to ensure they stand a chance to walk away with a Waldo (the Savanna CCA statuette).