For the first time in Comic’s Choice Awards® (CCA) history, South Africa’s comedy-loving community will know ahead of the show who’ll be performing on the night. Never before have the very protective and secretive creators of the awards given us a glimpse of what to expect. Now in its fourth year, this year’s variety show is themed ‘The Point of Funny’ , Each skit will be delivered by the cast that includes well-known names like: Jack Parow, Rhys Woods, Nik Rabinowitz, Robby Collins, Chris Steenkamp, Pule, Debora Patta, Gilé Motshwane, Loyiso Gola, KG, Deep Fried Man, Tats Nkonzo, Bevan Cullinan and Riaad Moosa. Barry Hilton, Khanyi Mbau and Darrel Bristow-Bovey (a man of many a funny word) are some of the presenters, with three more high profile names to be announced soon.
“As we believe the CCA’s should shine a light into the future of comedy in SA, we push to find new ways to use The Teatro at Montecasino through technology and execution. Last year, we pushed the physical boundaries of the building, and augmented reality with graphics – this year, we are focused on the funniest possible night we can, with a few bells and whistles chucked in for fun.” Say co-directors, Dani Hynes and John Vlismas. The ceremony takes place at The Teatro at Montecasino on 2 August 2014.
Limited tickets are available to public, so book now through Computicket
The nominees, in case you missed them, are:
The Savanna Newcomer Award: Alfred Adriaan, Loyiso Madinga, Yaaseen Barnes, Glen Biderman-Pam, Bradford Keen
The Breakthrough Act Award: Donovan Goliath, Jason Goliath, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Deep Fried Man, Kagiso KG Mokgadi
The Comic’s Choice Comic Of The Year Award: Tumi Morake, Chester Missing, Loyiso Lungile Gola, Trevor Noah, Riaad Moosa
The Times Comic’s Pen Award: David Kibuuka, Chester Missing, Loyiso Lungile Gola, Kagiso Lediga, Christopher Steenkamp
Lifetime Achiever: Mark Banks (there are no nominees in this category, just the recipient).
The Savanna Audience Choice Award: This is the only category that’s open to public vote, so voting stays open until 28 July.
Mashabela Galane – Unique code – 1197
Sifiso Nene – Unique code – 1187
Elton Mduduzi Ntuli – Unique code – 1283
Thapelo TIPS Seemise – Unique code – 1150
Thabang E.R – Unique code – 1284