By Zuko Komisa
The Savanna Comic’s Choice Award held a press lunch on Wednesday 12 July 2017 at Katzy’s in Rosebank where they announce this year’s nominees. The theme for this year’s Awards is “The Freedom of Funny”. This theme talks to the universal, borderless and inclusive nature of comedy.
Skhumba Hlophe who is the host of Good Friday on Kaya 959 received 4 nominations at this year’s Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards nominees announcement. Out of this year’s 11 awards categories, Skhumba has been nominated in the following categories, Breakthrough Awards, Non-English Comic Award, Flying Solo Award, Savanna Comic of the Year Award.
The great twist with these awards is that Comedians vote for their fellow comedians, thereby choosing themselves who will be nominated and then go on to receive a coveted Waldo (the Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards’ statuette)
This year’s winners will be announced on Monday 28th of August 2017.