Savanna will be giving twenty up-and-coming Mzansi comedians a chance to showcase their talent at the Savanna Newcomer Showcase on 29 May at the Soweto Theatre. Partners on board include Sunday World, Vuzu Amp and Kaya fm.
The funniest comedians will automatically receive a nomination for the Savanna Newcomer Award at the 6th Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards on 03 September 2016.
Each of the 20 new comedians (many of whom have never performed to a large theatre audience) will have five minutes to do a stand-up comedy set, while seasoned comedians and the comedy-loving public look – and laugh – on.
The aim of the event is to give the newcomers a platform to show the industry what they’re made of, so that the industry knows who to vote for.
Savanna Newcomer Award winners, Yaaseen Barnes (2015), Loyiso Madinga (2014), Schalk Bezuidenhout (2013), Dillan Oliphant (2012), and Deep Fried Man (2011) will perform as special guests at the Savanna Newcomer Showcase.
Doors open at the Soweto Theatre at 14h30 for a pre-show shish nyama, banging house tunes from Kaya FM DJ’s.
Ticket holders will not only have the chance to mingle with the future of stand-up comedy before the Showcase kicks off at 16h30.